Every two-page spread features cheerful computer-generated art by Harry Briggs, depicting rows of camels, beaches full of seashells, and vines laden with grapes. Tang's witty little accompanying verses tickle the fancy even as they challenge the mind. Guided by hints in the verses, readers find solutions to each math riddle, by looking "askew" to find a pattern, subtracting in order to add, or adding numbers that have easy sums before clustering them to add in groups. Solutions and explanations are provided in the back of the book. With a little creativity and common sense, as opposed to formulas and memorization, Tang believes that all kids can do well in math--and have fun while they're at it. Readers of The Grapes of Math are already ahead of the game. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Sandy, 10 years
This book is so awesome for especially 4th graders my sister loved this book too for her
I read this book before my son did. I just loved it. It kept my attention which is what I've been looking for in a book that also teaches math. Great job!Published 2 months ago by Anita Murray-Jernigan
Well worth having--Wonderful book that helps one to think of efficient ways to solve problems. It builds confidence in solving problems.Published 5 months ago by Laurie Burton
Great book to help kids learn to look for patterns and try to find different ways to do simple math problems. My kids loved it.Published 7 months ago by scoutmomof8
The Grapes Of Math is a little harder than Math Potatoes. The riddles challenge kids (and parents :) ) to think creatively while teaching valuable tricks for adding more quickly... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Nancy Green
The book abounds with different patterns of everyday things. Great for math beginners or those who have difficulty with concepts of math.Published 9 months ago by Gene