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Math, Basic Concepts


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by Marilyn Burns
Mr. and Mrs. Comfort decide to have a family dinner and invite their children, parents, in-laws, and neighbors. To seat the 32 guests, eight square tables and the appropriate number of chairs are rented and arranged according to a plan devised by Mrs. Comfort. However, as the guests arrive, they rearrange the furniture so they can sit together, resulting in mayhem until Mrs. Comfort's original configuration once again evolves. (School Library Journal) See more fun math titles from Marilyn Burns.

by Cindy Neuschwander
Sir Cumference returns in this tale that introduces readers to the concepts of perimeter and area. In this adventure, Per visits his uncle and aunt (Sir Cumference and Lady Di of Ameter). After learning a game involving inners and edges, she and her cousin Radius become embroiled in a mystery with a secret message and a threatening sea serpent. (School Library Journal) See more fun math titles from Cindy Neuschwander.

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by Greg Tang
Greg Tang shows children that if they can open their minds to new ways of perceiving math, anything is possible. Guided by hints in his verses, Tang challenges readers to find solutions to each math riddle by looking "askew" to find a pattern, subtracting in order to add, or adding numbers that have easy sums before clustering them to add in groups. With a little creativity and common 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. See more fun math titles from Greg Tang.

by Kate Petty
This follow-up to the phenomenal, best-selling The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book does the impossible: It makes times tables exciting. With madcap charm and fabulous paper engineering, it entices children to solve multiplication problems again and again -- the only way to learn them. A fashion-conscious octopus and giant mechanical hands are just two of many pop-ups and other clever features, including flaps, tabs, mini-books, and moving parts. Tables from zero to twelve are fully illustrated and accompanied by a chatty text that shares secret memorization tricks. Word balloons and wacky animal narrators lend tremendous visual appeal to a title that will please children as much as it does their parents.

by Doris Fisher, Dani Sneed (2007)
In this delightful, rhythmic sequel to One Odd Day, the young boy awakens to find that it is another strange day. Everything is now even, and his mother has two heads. This time, a school field trip to the zoo is dealt with in an odd, but even-handed manner. And, like its predecessor, children will spend hours looking for all the hidden objects in the incredible art.

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