Monday, January 30, 2012

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by Wendie's Wanderings.

My selection is "The Grapes of Math: mind-stretching math riddles" by Greg Tang with illustrations by Harry Briggs.

Greg Tang's mission is to show children that they can be successful with math and enjoy the experience of working with numbers by employing a simple four-point plan:  go beyond the obvious, find a strategy, use a variety of skills, and organize the available information systematically.  In "Grapes of Math" he introduces readers to mathematical problem solving through the use of rhymes and riddles -- always a favorite with youngsters.  This work focuses on grouping and identifying patterns as an aid to counting and addition.

Briggs' colorful illustrations mirror Tang's sense of fun and enthusiasm and offer visual clues to help readers.

Solutions for each riddle are provided at the end of the book.

1 comment:

Myra Garces-Bacsal from GatheringBooks said...

Hi Janet, the first thought that came to my mind when I saw the title was "now THAT's different!" - sounds like a refreshing read!

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