Counting in Dog Years and Other Sassy Math Poems

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“Why do we have to study math,” kids often ask. “I’ll never use this stuff.” But, of course, adults know too well that math is really important, and we use it all the time. How to get that message across to kids is a problem that poet Betsy Franco can help with. This cute book has twenty nine poems that are all math related and show just how much math shows up in everyday life. The poems touch on fractions, geometric shapes, time, dates, calendars, ingredients in recipes, multiplication, palindromes, gym class, games, phone numbers, and more. There is even a poem for two voices. Early middle-grade readers are sure to rethink their own relationships with math as they read these fun poems. The bright and fun illustrations by Priscilla Tey are filled with lots of details to support the text. She turns numbers into funny monsters and puts people into silly situations all in the name of turning young readers toward appreciating math. Every single page has clever poems and equally clever artwork. Young readers will never be bored and will discover just how much fun math can be as they read this book.

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Author Betsy Franco,Priscilla Tey
Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 40 pages
Publisher Candlewick Press
Publish Date 11-Oct-2022
ISBN 9781536201161 Buy this Book
Issue October 2022
Category Children's