FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Hoping to be the last person awake, a young girl keeps count as one person after another turns out a light in the apartment building across from hers.
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MATH MATTERS¨ encourages children to explore how math matters in their lives. Each story focuses on a single math concept. Children will identify with the characters and will enjoy finding out how they use math in all sorts of real-life situations. The lively illustrations and humorous storylines will make children feel "right at home" with math.From the Back Cover:
MATH MATTERS¨helps children make the connection between the math they are learning in school and their everyday world. Each story: ¥focuses on a single math concept ¥shows how kids use math in all sorts of real-life situations ¥sparks interest in math and makes math more meaningful ¥supports and extends math and reading skills ¥can be enjoyed by independent readers and read aloud to younger children
"The Math Matters ¨stories do a very good job of building math confidence. Children connect the math concepts they are learning in school to real-world situations, making math more accessible and their own experience with it more successful." -Linda Dacey, Professsor of Mathematics and Education, Lesley College, Cambridge, MA
"The Math Matters ¨stories are good stories! While directly connecting math to the child's everyday world, they do so in a way that will make sense to children. The math vocabulary is appropriate." -Dr. Juanita Copley, Associate Professor, College of Education, University of Houston, TX
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