The Grapes Of Math: Mind-stretching Math Riddles (scholastic Bookshelf: Math Skills (prebound))
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Let Scholastic Bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's experiences-laugh with them, learn with them, read with them! visual clues to assist the reader find new approaches to group numbers for quick counting. Harry Briggs's vibrant and inviting illustrations produce a perfect environment for these innovative games. A winning addition!"--Kirkus clever math book makes use of rhyming couplets. Counting each takes an excessive amount of time."This. Eight classic, best-selling titles are available now! So open your mind-and have fun! Category: Math Skills"How many grapes are on the vine?"Greg Tang, a lifelong lover of math, shares the tactics that have helped him solve problems inside the most creative techniques! riddles. Never Fear, I have a hunch There is really a match for each and every bunch!
How is it feasible to count a complicated pattern of strawberry seeds or grapes on a vine or camel humps--in a blink of an eye?"And in adding the quantity of dots on a fan:"Rather than seeing groups of threes, / Count by fives and it's a breeze! Greg Tang shows readers creative methods to utilize patterns and combinations of numbers to solve math puzzles quickly and effectively. Rather than laboriously counting 24 mushroom slices on a pizza, Tang suggests:"Let me give you some advice, / Just do half and count twice."If children can open their minds to new ways of perceiving math, something is achievable!
Every two-page spread features cheerful computer-generated art by Harry Briggs, depicting rows of camels, beaches total of seashells, and vines laden with grapes. Solutions and explanations are provided inside the back of the book. Guided by hints within the verses, readers find solutions to each and every math riddle, by looking"askew"to locate a pattern, subtracting in order to add, or adding numbers that have easy sums before clustering them to add in groups. Readers of The Grapes of Math are already ahead of the game. With a little creativity and frequent sense, as opposed to formulas and memorization, Tang believes that all kids can do well in math--and have fun while they're at it. Tang's witty little accompanying verses tickle the fancy even as they challenge the mind. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter
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