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Math Fables Too: Making Science Count Hardcover – September 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 5 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780439783514
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439783514
  • ASIN: 0439783518
  • Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 9.2 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #383,194 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 2—In this companion book to Math Fables (Scholastic, 2004), Tang offers 10 rhymes about animals that teach science concepts as well as basic arithmetic. In addition (no pun intended), each selection contains a moral, such as for the seahorse, "He's happy to be different—/it makes him more unique!" and for the herons, "They know the secret to success/is patience, smarts, and skill!" For number six, "Know Spitting" shows how the archerfish can aim at insects above the water and knock them into the water to catch their dinner. Then combinations of archerfish are shown in groups of five and one, four and two, and three and three. The author also encourages vocabulary growth by using words such as "din," "gorged," "physique," and "marsupials." The bright, bold computer-generated illustrations bring personality to the animals and create colorful displays for counting and adding. Further information about the animal highlighted in each rhyme is appended.—Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX
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About the Author

GREG TANG earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Harvard University and an M.A. in math education from New York University. Greg Tang has taught students of all ages, from kindergarten to college, and has used his problem-solving methods to create successful products and companies across many industries. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his three children. Greg's web address is www.gregtang.com.

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Greg Tang earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Harvard University and an M.A. in math education from New York University. Greg Tang has taught students of all ages, from kindergarten to college, and has used his problem-solving methods to create successful products and companies across many industries. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts, with his three children. Greg's web address is www.gregtang.com.

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mike Watson on September 27, 2007
Format: Hardcover
This is a clever and simple way to introduce arithmetic concepts to young children. The illustrations are gorgeous and full of expression and detail. I was impressed that a book this beautiful could actually be about learning math.
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Format: Hardcover
Greg Tang's MAKING SCIENCE COUNT: MATH FABLES TOO comes from an inspirational educator and follows up his original successful MATH FABLES with a blend of math and science stories for ages 3-6. The idea is to provide stories that will give kids a head start in math: blend a rollicking rhyme with lovely color drawings by Taia Morley and you have a real winner.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kathleen Slack on July 21, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Not quite as good as the first one, but still a winner none the less.
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By christine n hunt on December 14, 2013
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This is my little guys favorite book for nighttime reading...other than bible stories! They are still too young to really enjoy it but I count and explain concepts to them.
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