You Can Count on Monsters
Using a unique teaching tool designed to motivate kids to learn, this volume visually explores the concepts of factoring and the role of prime and composite numbers. The playful and colorful monsters are designed to give children (and even older audiences) an intuitive understanding of the building blocks of numbers and the basics of multiplication. The introduction and ap...more
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Here's the thing this book does not make math easy. I mean multiplying is complicated enough without jumbling up a zillion monsters. I think the book is interesting in a graphic design kind of way for adults.
But giving this book to a child... that would just be mean.
*I thought if I read the introduction the book wouldn't be confusing anymore, not that children read in ...more
I want to share with some math teachers and see what they think. So for now, no stars - still undecided.
Maybe it depends on the child. All I can say is that my own children (ages 5 and 7) spent the evening drawing factor trees, and creating their own monster pictures for numbers past 100. They also loved counting the tentacles/edges/hairs on the prime-numbered mo ...more
This book could be used on several different levels, and in some cases, I wasn't sure how the monster (prime ones in particul ...more
Great visual guide for learning prime numbers and factoring.
I would give this 5 stars but I find the "monster" illustrations to be strange. Other than that, it's a winner for people who are visual learners.