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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2-Long uses illustrations of dominoes on colored double-page spreads to introduce the principles of addition. Each opening is the same: "Add the number of spots on the top half of each domino to the number of spots on the bottom half of each domino." This pattern follows from 0 through 12, with the appropriate numbers on the featured pieces. Although there's not much in the way of narrative explanation, the concept is presented clearly. The lack of variance in the text becomes a little monotonous, however-after one sitting, readers won't have to use the book anymore-they'll be able to quote it all from memory. Also, the only domino sets mentioned are those with double sixes-but double nines and twelves are also readily available. If you need a very simple book on basic addition, this one is serviceable.
JoAnn Rees, Sunnyvale Public Library, CA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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omino Addition ($14.95, $15.88 PLB, $6.95 paper; March 1996; 32 pp.; 0-88106-878-0, PLB 0-88106-879-9, paper 0-88106-877-2): A math game and counting book that takes advantage of the intuitive understanding of addition that children gain from a set of dominoes. Long's first book starts with a blank black domino perched next to an equation, 0 + 0 = 0; on the opposite page are dominoes laid out in a circle, or zero. Each spread, with vibrant backgrounds to set off the black dominoes, follows that format; the surprise is in the symmetry of combinations that emerges--a glimpse of the wonder of numbers in a well-designed book. (Picture book/nonfiction. 3-8) -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten - 3
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge (February 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881068772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881068771
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lynette Long has an M.S. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in psychology. She has taught math and was a professor of education, specializing in mathematics education. She is the author of several children's math books, including Dazzling Division and Marvelous Multiplication, both published by Wiley.

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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 8, 1999
Format: Paperback
I have just borrowed this book from a library and my four year old loves it. I had no idea, till today, that he can actually understand that 2+2=4 and that also 3+1=4. But today everything seemed so easy and so fun. We have seen quite a few "counting" books and this is so far the best of them. Another one I can reccomend is "My first number book" by Marie Heinst
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By nj cook on January 15, 2005
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Using dominoes is a great tool for teaching young children how to add. Perfect for 4-5 year olds....this book was too basic for my first grader. The only problem is you're limited to combinations up to 6. For example, you are not able to make 10 using 7 plus 3. All combinations need to be learned (obviously!) and this cannot be done with this method. It's still a fun and interesting way for young children to learn the basics.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on April 18, 2006
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I liked this book because it can teach little kids addition. So thay know how to do pluses. It has a great ending on it. This book goes all the way to twelve. A lot of kids would realy like this book. Maybe all the little kids on earth would realy like this book a lot.
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By A Customer on June 12, 2000
Format: Paperback
An excellent book! My 5 year old has improved dramatically thanks to this wonderful book on addition. The use of Dominos is such a clever idea. We use our own set of Dominos to practice and my son loves it.
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