This is a good interactive book for dividing numbers and showing what the math in the book means. It has cute pictures and a refrain that kids can chiThis is a good interactive book for dividing numbers and showing what the math in the book means. It has cute pictures and a refrain that kids can chime along in....more

This book uses word problems and creative word play to describe math and how all around us it is. It is funny and engaging and it would be a fun lessoThis book uses word problems and creative word play to describe math and how all around us it is. It is funny and engaging and it would be a fun lesson to do around a math curse in your class room. Devote a day to this book when everything the kids do is related to math. ...more

Cute! This book has math at all different levels. It addresses counting by twos, fives and tens, basic addition and multiplication and presents it allCute! This book has math at all different levels. It addresses counting by twos, fives and tens, basic addition and multiplication and presents it all in a friendly, non-intimadating manner....more

This book is good for older elementary students. It teaches how to count in different ways like Roman numerals, time, and place value just to name a fThis book is good for older elementary students. It teaches how to count in different ways like Roman numerals, time, and place value just to name a few. Probably best for a reading center book so the kids can read about these concepts on their own. It is a bit varied for one cohesive lesson....more

This book has numbers that relate to distance and age. Have the students compare the distances between the planets and their length of orbit. How wideThis book has numbers that relate to distance and age. Have the students compare the distances between the planets and their length of orbit. How wide are the planets? Rank them in order of size, age, distance etc......more

Not a huge lesson in itself but a good begining of the years book that emphasizes what Dr. Smith was saying, math and numbers are every where. This boNot a huge lesson in itself but a good begining of the years book that emphasizes what Dr. Smith was saying, math and numbers are every where. This book helps to teach kids just how important math is....more

Teaches ordinal numbers, basic shapes and bold graphics are used as well. It is straightforward and easy for kids to understand but the story is not tTeaches ordinal numbers, basic shapes and bold graphics are used as well. It is straightforward and easy for kids to understand but the story is not the most interesting....more

Cute story abotu a family reunion and how math is applicable in real life. Mrs. Comfort knows how many people and is able to use this number to figureCute story abotu a family reunion and how math is applicable in real life. Mrs. Comfort knows how many people and is able to use this number to figure out other things she needs.This sotry uses shapes, and can be used for addition or multiplication....more

This book focuses on patterns and word problems but the layout is fun and the subject matter changes from page to page. Some of the pages walk the reaThis book focuses on patterns and word problems but the layout is fun and the subject matter changes from page to page. Some of the pages walk the reader through how to solve the problem and some leave the riddle open with answers at the end....more

LOVE! such a good geometry lesson. Comes with a guide to create shapes at the end, can be used with geoboards or tho those tantragrams(shape snapy thiLOVE! such a good geometry lesson. Comes with a guide to create shapes at the end, can be used with geoboards or tho those tantragrams(shape snapy things whose name I've forgotten). Quick paced and colorful....more

Such a cute story that I would reccomend it for early ages. They won't get the math in it right away but it is good exposure to multiplication and addSuch a cute story that I would reccomend it for early ages. They won't get the math in it right away but it is good exposure to multiplication and addition and the story can be used in later years by students working on these concepts. Lesson plan ideas written in the back!...more

Steven Kellogg is my second favorite prolific illustrator of children's books. This book has familiar characters, silly illustrations and facts and aSteven Kellogg is my second favorite prolific illustrator of children's books. This book has familiar characters, silly illustrations and facts and a guide for expanding on the facts at the back. ...more

The math mainly comes at the end but this book is full of neat facts that include numbers. Comes with a guide at the end with additional information aThe math mainly comes at the end but this book is full of neat facts that include numbers. Comes with a guide at the end with additional information and exact figures for students. Helps to understand the different magnitude of things. ...more

Good early reader. The story is humourous and the cat is great. Introduces fractions, the idea of infinity and discusses additon, subtraction, multiplGood early reader. The story is humourous and the cat is great. Introduces fractions, the idea of infinity and discusses additon, subtraction, multiplication and division. Not great for students struggling in math as a supplement but entertaining. I would reccomend for 4th and 5th graders and encourage a Hotel Infinity follow up activity. Maybe have the kids "play" the games the numbers did (role play math problems)....more

Very cool for 5th, maybe 4th graders. Easy to read and a good real life explanation to the "When are we ever going to use this?" question. No story liVery cool for 5th, maybe 4th graders. Easy to read and a good real life explanation to the "When are we ever going to use this?" question. No story line or plot, but the facts are cool and who doesn't want to be a detective?...more

Great creative riddles, but some are a little tough to figure out. Once you know the answer though the rhymes give a basic thorough explanation of whaGreat creative riddles, but some are a little tough to figure out. Once you know the answer though the rhymes give a basic thorough explanation of what that math term means. Intro into poetry and riddles. Maybe had the students write their own riddles in various subjects as a follow up....more

This book was boring. I should probably give it one star but it does eventually get into multiplication and gives the reader a chance to think about tThis book was boring. I should probably give it one star but it does eventually get into multiplication and gives the reader a chance to think about the problem before jumping right into the answer. The story line was weak, the pictures were dull and the math was poorly disguised into something fun. It was basically one really long word problem....more

This book can be used for reoccuring numbers in nature and patterns but it is short and has limited information. I thought the facts used were not verThis book can be used for reoccuring numbers in nature and patterns but it is short and has limited information. I thought the facts used were not very compelling....more

Really cute story about brothers. This story highlites addition and subtraction and talks about how much things are worth. Into into the bartering sysReally cute story about brothers. This story highlites addition and subtraction and talks about how much things are worth. Into into the bartering system could be a good social studies tie in, as could the dinosaurs. Has dinosaur facts and pronounciations in the back!...more