Bedtime math 2 This time it's personal

Laura Overdeck

Book - 2014

Over 100 kid-friendly story math problems on topics from missing socks and glitter to your favorite wild pet and how fast you can run. Kids will find that math surrounds them in their everyday lives.

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Published
New York : Feiwel and Friends 2014.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
85 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN
9781250040961
1250040965
Main Author
Laura Overdeck (author)
Other Authors
Jim Paillot (illustrator)
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Overdeck follows Bedtime Math with another winning fusion of math and mirth, offering dozens of problems inspired by everything from the rate at which fingernails grow to the amount of water used in taking showers and baths. Once again, questions are available for readers at three levels, introducing basic mathematical operations, comparative size and length, counting by 10s, and other topics. On a spread entitled "There's No Wrong Time for Pajamas," Overdeck asks youngest participants ("Wee ones") to predict a pattern using pajama sets, while giving "Big kids" a two-step addition problem ("If you sleep in your PJs from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., then wear them to school for another 6 hours, how many hours do you get to wear them?"). Paillot's cartoons bring an abundance of energy and comedy to the pages, whether he's drawing a toilet-paper mummy or a child soaking in a bathtub full of cheese puffs. It's a smart way to get kids thinking about the ways in which math is part of their daily lives. Ages 3–7. Author's agent: Cathy Hemming, Cathy D. Hemming Literary Agency. (Mar.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by PW Annex Reviews

Overdeck follows Bedtime Math with another winning fusion of math and mirth, offering dozens of problems inspired by everything from the rate at which fingernails grow to the amount of water used in taking showers and baths. Once again, questions are available for readers at three levels, introducing basic mathematical operations, comparative size and length, counting by 10s, and other topics. On a spread entitled "There's No Wrong Time for Pajamas," Overdeck asks youngest participants ("Wee ones") to predict a pattern using pajama sets, while giving "Big kids" a two-step addition problem ("If you sleep in your PJs from 8:00 p.m. until 7:00 a.m., then wear them to school for another 6 hours, how many hours do you get to wear them?"). Paillot's cartoons bring an abundance of energy and comedy to the pages, whether he's drawing a toilet-paper mummy or a child soaking in a bathtub full of cheese puffs. It's a smart way to get kids thinking about the ways in which math is part of their daily lives. Ages 3–7. Author's agent: Cathy Hemming, Cathy D. Hemming Literary Agency. (Mar.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

PreS-Gr 4—With just the right balance of math and humor, Overdeck continues to present mathematical concepts in fun and easy-to-digest pieces that will simultaneously entertain and educate young readers. The book uses bodily forms and functions, clothing, personal preferences, habits, and athletic feats as jumping-off points for fun and creative math problems. (For instance, a spread titled "You've Nailed It" offers information on how fast finger and toenails grow, followed by several math questions of varying levels.) As with her previous installment, Bedtime Math: A Fun Excuse to Stay Up Late (Feiwel & Friends, 2013), Overdeck does not suggest age ranges for each math problem but instead subtly labels appropriate questions for "wee ones," or preschool age kids (focusing on shapes, counting, and comparing numbers); "little kids" (examining basic addition and subtraction); and "big kids" (tackling multiplication and higher digit numbers). Expanding from the previous edition, this title now includes higher-level "bonus" questions, which require several steps to calculate the correct answer. Furthermore, the problems targeted at "wee ones" are now more engaging, as readers are asked to count items on the page, enlist the assistance of an adult to count fingers and toes, and find shapes in the illustrations. Although there is no table of contents, answers to each question can easily be found on their respective pages, and an "Equation Chart" in the back of the book explains the math involved with question. Cartoonlike illustrations add humor throughout. A worthwhile investment for both public and school libraries.—Meaghan Darling, Plainsboro Public Library, NJ [Page 113]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

Designed to promote early enthusiasm and routine math-based activities, a lively collection of riddles uses such relatable topics as missing socks and favorite wild animals to impart mathematical concepts organized under incrementally challenging levels.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Over 100 kid-friendly story math problems on topics from jalapeänos and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, designed to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives --

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Presents over one hundred math problems designed to be solved as a fun part of a bedtime routine, including three different levels of questions for preschoolers and elementary-aged children.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

"We want kids to feel about math the way they feel about dessert after dinner." —Laura Overdeck, Time magazine Our mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives. In, Bedtime Math: This Time It's Personal, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems that kids can't wait to figure out. With over 100 math riddles on topics from pillow forts and and sneeze speeds to overfed pets and underwear, kids will find math isn't just fun, it can be found in their everyday lives. And with three different levels of challenge (Wee ones, Little kids, and Big kids), plus a brand-new Bonus question, there's something for everyone. Just as we all love stories before bedtime, families will find math is equally as fun and engaging. Many generations—kids and parents included—have been intimidated by math, but Bedtime Math is here to change all. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.

Review by Publisher Summary 5

"We want kids to feel about math the way they feel about dessert after dinner." —Laura Overdeck, Time magazineOur mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives. In, Bedtime Math: This Time It's Personal, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems that kids can't wait to figure out. With over 100 math riddles on topics from pillow forts and sneeze speeds to overfed pets and underwear, kids will find math isn't just fun, it can be found in their everyday lives. And with three different levels of challenge (Wee ones, Little kids, and Big kids), plus a brand-new Bonus question, there's something for everyone. Just as we all love stories before bedtime, families will find math is equally as fun and engaging. Many generations—kids and parents included—have been intimidated by math, but Bedtime Math is here to change all that. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.