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More M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Math Paperback – September, 1998


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing (September 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0881069949
  • ISBN-13: 978-0881069945
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 10.9 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,206,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-The candy and the book have similarities in their thin, sweet coatings, but while the coating on the candy covers chocolate, this book's incoherent math lesson veils blatant advertising. A few concepts such as grouping are appropriately explored, but subtraction is described as "Take the small from the large" and the borrowing and carrying of numbers, shown in addition and subtraction problems, are not explained. Multiplication and division are given lip service, but no substance. The concepts are loosely related through a rhyming text and the liberal use of copyrighted M&M's characters and candies on every page. Young children may be fascinated by the pictures, but won't be able to handle this many concepts with so little explanation. Older children who may understand them would scorn the childish presentation. All ages deserve proper terminology, which is not used. Skip this and save your money for a real treat.
Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Barbara Barbieri McGrath Author Barbara wanted to combine her interest in writing with her desire to make learning fun. This, and her experience with children, inspired her to write her first book, The M&M'S® Brand Counting Book, which has over a million copies in print. She has also written several other books, including More M&M's® Brand Math, The Cheerios Counting Book(Scholastic), and The Baseball Counting Book.

She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Colleen D. Gallagher VINE VOICE on July 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
Ok, teachers have some fun with your kids. Go grab a bag ofM&M's for each student and get this book and you are set.
Ifyou read the M&M counting book, this is the next one to read to your class. This book is more advanced and covers estimation by having the students look at their M&M's and guess how many they have. Then, the book goes on to sorting by color and simple graphing of the different colors. After that, the book goes into factoring, multiplication, and division.
This book would be a fun review for a 2nd-4th grader. The book is colorful, fun, and a great treat!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By HollyNoelle on November 4, 2001
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I recommend this book to parents of home schooled children and elementary teachers. It is very similar to the AIMS M&M activities that many of us educators have used. The following skills are addressed: sorting by color, bar graphing by color,
addition, subtraction, multiplication using arrays ( 4 rows of 10),and division. A word of caution: the division is extremely
simple-- dividing your candy into two equal groups ("fair shares"). Don't buy the book if you're looking for something to help you teach the division process; you'll be disappointed.
The author does a much better job with her presentation of multiplication, and she includes ordinal numbers at the end of the book. I gave a rating of 4 stars because I think the author
could have included a few more concepts such as "square numbers."
Kids love those! Overall, this is a fun book that uses an
appealing, edible manipulative that kids who dislike math will
get excited about!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cheri Swain on September 20, 2004
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More M & M's Math

What an exciting math book for children! The bright cheery M&M's characters with their funny and interesting faces makes math fun and easy. I read this book to three boys and they had fun with the estimating, sorting by color, graphing by color, addition, subtracting, factoring, multiplication, problem solving, and division. Of course their favorite part was eating the M&M's but who could blame them. I would highly recommend this book to any grade school child, or an adult who loves M&M's
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Justin Kutina on November 15, 2004
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I read this book to a group of children ranging from 5 to 8 and they all got a kick out of it. Maybe just from the anticipation of eating the M&M's. This book flows as a poem with colorful M&M's on each page. Math lessons include addition, subtration, division and multiplication. Some of the concepts was dificult for the kids to grasp because of the little detail conveyed in the text. But when it said to eat them they understood completly. This was one of the ways that I learned to count, you don't need this book to to do these activities. Don't let the colorful cover fool you. You can be much more creative with a bag of M&M's.
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I saw this book in a local bookstore (for about twice the price!) and decided it would be a great stocking stuffer for our 6 year old son. He loves M&M's and he's just beginning to enter the world of math at school. He's an excellent reader, so he enjoys reading about M&M's and doing the math exercises in his head. This is a great book for children who might be a little intimidated by math ... it's a great way to introduce them to it and make it FUN!
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