How to be a math wizard

Anne-Marie Imafidon

Book - 2020

With 30 activities and crafts that children can play their way through, this kids' book takes the fear out of math--and gives you the skills to become a math expert. Children will find out that being a mathematician isn't just about scrawling numbers on a dusty chalkboard--it's part of our everyday lives! How to Be a Math Wizard teaches kids to think like math pros as they ask mathematical questions and get hands-on with key math concepts. From calculation and numbers; to space, shape, and measure; all core curriculum math topics are covered in creative and engaging ways. This book invites kids to investigate math in a playful, hands-on way, using things from around the house: find out about perimeter by designing and buildin...g a mini house, practice multiplication through a game of bingo, sweeten probability through chocolate, and uncover the mystery of coordinates through a treasure map. If you like solving problems, making things, and learning facts, then this is the book for you, mathematician!

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New York, NY : DK/Penguin Random House 2020.
Main Author
Anne-Marie Imafidon (author)
First American edition
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
144 pages : color illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Ages 7-9.
  • Edible math
  • Toys and games
  • Out and about
  • Getting around
  • Around the home
  • Your body.
Review by School Library Journal Review

Gr 2--5--This accessible and colorful collection of math activities focuses more on concepts than calculation. A range of upper elementary topics is covered: fractions, probability, and measurement conversions. The activities are imaginative and will be of interest to the intended age group. For example, a fruit abacus demonstrates place value and a toy car race encourages measurement. The text also includes the contributions of a diverse selection of STEM professionals. This book cannot be considered a workbook that will reliably teach math concepts, and it would not necessarily be a pleasure read for children. However, with guidance, it will likely stimulate interest and conceptual understanding in many young readers. VERDICT This is a book of fun math activities that will appeal to teachers, homeschoolers, and independent young readers with an interest in mathematics.--Mallory Weber, Convent of the Sacred Heart, NY

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