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.
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.See all Editorial Reviews
My son in 1st grade loves this book. It teaches kids basic math addition.Published 4 months ago by annie