A magical math book is a book that inspires wonder, excitement, and/or delight for both reader and listener.
G is for Googol offers simply-stated explanations and amusing trivia for each of the 26 letter of the alphabet. Plus a few bonus pages for repeated letters (e.g., G is for Googol and Googolplex). Also, if you have a kindergartner that is doing Letter of the week read this post and join in the fun!
Let me be clear, this book is NOT trying to confuse children into thinking that the addition statement 1+1=3 is a true! Under the arithmetic operation of addition, of course the expression 1+ 1 has only one value, 2. In order for the equation 1+1=3 to make sense, we need to add in some units.
With over 110 titles, Hoban's books for children are well-known and loved throughout the world. Her books help children explore the world by introducing concepts such as counting, shape, machines, colors, animals and textures.
This is a book of shapes. There are Triangles, Diamonds, and Spirals, Oh my! But there is much, much more. This book is about learning how to be a geometer (and more generally how to be a mathematical thinker).
Since 7/10/2017 is the first day of a week full of palindrome dates (see sidebar of this page for more on this), this week’s post is inspired by my little palindrome.