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# Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes

by
J. Patrick Lewis (Goodreads Author),
Frank Remkiewicz

Who knew math could be so fun? These eighteen zany rhyming riddles involve addition, subtraction, and simple multiplication to calculate everything from poodle weights to travel time. And for anyone who's stumped, the answers are included in mirror -writing below each riddle.

J. Patrick Lewis's clever rhymes and kid-friendly illustrations by bestselling illustrator Frank R ...more

J. Patrick Lewis's clever rhymes and kid-friendly illustrations by bestselling illustrator Frank R ...more

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published
April 1st 2002
by HMH Books for Young Readers
(first published 2002)

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May 10, 2015
Lexus Beedy
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I loved this book and I know I will use it in my own classroom someday. I would definitely recommend this book to students for a fun way to work on math word problems and riddles.

Purpose:

While this book is about math word problems, counting, and riddles, it would be appropriate for kids aged 6-8 so that they would have prior knowledge of the needed math skills. It would be appropriate as a read aloud for kids around the same age. I really liked how this becomes interactive by ...more

I loved this book and I know I will use it in my own classroom someday. I would definitely recommend this book to students for a fun way to work on math word problems and riddles.

Purpose:

While this book is about math word problems, counting, and riddles, it would be appropriate for kids aged 6-8 so that they would have prior knowledge of the needed math skills. It would be appropriate as a read aloud for kids around the same age. I really liked how this becomes interactive by ...more

Jan 29, 2014
Becky B
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This picture book is a collection of word problems written in rhyme sprinkled with a few riddles and one math trick (using fingers to calculate 9s products). The complexity of the problems makes the book most suited to upper elementary or middle school, but the illustrations would probably not make it popular above that (though the problems could be used in high school).

I would most likely use this book to provide transition or bell exercises, or for that kid who is always done early and bored. ...more

I would most likely use this book to provide transition or bell exercises, or for that kid who is always done early and bored. ...more

May 20, 2012
Tami
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really liked it
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I really enjoy J. Patrick Lewis' work and our whole family LOVED ARITHMETICKLE. We actually sat down with it (me, my husband, my 9-year-old and my 8-year-old) and read the poems and figured out the math problems within the poems together.

My husband and 9-year-old son love math and numbers, my 8-year-old daughter and I not so much, but we ALL enjoyed working the math riddles.

They are similar to the activities in the Dynamath series often used in 3rd and 4th grades as a fun and challenging supple ...more

My husband and 9-year-old son love math and numbers, my 8-year-old daughter and I not so much, but we ALL enjoyed working the math riddles.

They are similar to the activities in the Dynamath series often used in 3rd and 4th grades as a fun and challenging supple ...more

Can you solve theses number problem poems?

Nov 07, 2011
KidsNonFiction Teton County Library
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J 513 Lewis

Kay gave this book 4 stars because it gives children the opportuity to have fun with math. The book contains 18 riddles for the children to try to solve. Most of the math involved addition and subtraction and the riddles will have the children thinking.

Kay gave this book 4 stars because it gives children the opportuity to have fun with math. The book contains 18 riddles for the children to try to solve. Most of the math involved addition and subtraction and the riddles will have the children thinking.

Nov 25, 2008
David
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This was an extra neat math book. My kids really liked it. These were a bit easier than the other math book we read today. I could do them in my head (mostly).

Mar 09, 2009
Sam
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Great way to start every math lesson, it is fun and can be an easy introduction into any lesson.

Grades 3-4 SLJ

gives practice doing story problems/ riddles, cute illustrations

gives practice doing story problems/ riddles, cute illustrations

Jul 02, 2013
Karan Johnstone
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Cute book of math riddles. This book would be good to use for morning work.

Oct 18, 2010
Marianna
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Challenging and fun.

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J. Patrick Lewis is the current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than seventy children's books, including Once Upon a Tomb: Gravely Humorous Verses. J. Patrick Lewis lives in Ohio.

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