Posts Tagged ‘math’

How many bugs can you count? From walking sticks to spittlebugs, dragonflies to katydids, discovering 10 bugs at a time, you just might see 100 bugs!

Little explorers will learn 10 different ways to count to 10, using 10 different kinds of bugs, and get all the way to 100 by the end of their adventure. With Suzanne Kaufman’s bright, whimsical illustrations and Kate Narita’s clever rhyming text, 100 Bugs! is part look-and-find, part learning experience, and all kinds of fun. 

This is a hardcover picture book that’s about the combinations of ten. And bugs. And flowers. This story offers a discovery on every page. Lovely illustrations and rhyming text, this is a cute book kiddos will enjoy. A valuable addition for school and family libraries. 

Kate Narita provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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Math in Practice

Math in Practice, the new resource from Susan O’Connell and colleagues, is a comprehensive, grade-by-grade resource designed to fit with any math program or resource you are using. It is not a curriculum. It identifies the big ideas of both math content and math teaching and shares key instructional strategies—and why those strategies matter. Math in Practice will support teachers, administrators, and entire school communities as they rethink the effective teaching of mathematics in grades K–5.

I reviewed the fourth grade book. It is organized into modules and the modules/specific content can be used in any order as needed based on what curriculum you are using and/or areas you want to concentrate on. This is a resource for classroom teachers, but I think it would be equally helpful for home school teachers, too. Spiral bound, it’s easy to fold back, highlight in, and add notes to. Individual grades can be purchased separately or as a bundle (k-5). Heinemann also offers more curricular resources in the areas of reading and writing.

Heinemann Publishing provided this book to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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ABOUT US

Kane Miller Books specializes in award-winning children’s books from around the world. Our books bring the children of the world closer to each other, sharing stories and ideas, while exploring cultural differences and similarities.

Hardcover, 32 page, picture book for ages 2-6, concepts/activities/ art/ animals.

“Guess which animal will appear next based on a tiny hint in the right-hand corner of each double-page spread. Then discover who’s left the page.”

LOVE it. My 2 year old reviewer and I think this is a fun book full of animals. Also good for reasoning and observational skills.

Paperback activity book, 96 pages.

“Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. And you’ll learn incredible math facts as you draw the beautiful designs. A real eye-opener for kids of all ages with an artistic bent who think that math is dry and boring, while math enthusiasts will discover new ways to be creative.”

LOVE it. For ages 9 and up, so I’ve reviewed this one solo. I’m enjoying this doodle-like book at nap times and I will have to buy another when needed for my youngster. Great home school resource.

Kane Miller EDC Publishing provided these books to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Come take a fun visit to the Park with some happy, loveable little Pegs as they race and jump from hole to hole along the colorful tracks in the Park. If you beat the other Pegs to the Ice Cream Cart, you win! This fun, educational game will help kids learn plus(+) and minus(-), as well as help to develop small motor skills and eye-hand coordination.

Now that the weather is cold, enjoy some time playing Pegs in the Park, a winning combination of fun and learning. Little kids (ages 4-8) navigate their peg through the park toward the ice cream cart.
Teaches number recognition, counting, subtracting, & concepts of moving forward and backward.

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Game includes game board, 44 action playing cards, and four pegs. See complete instructions on the Jax website or right HERE.  The playing cards depict pleasant park things (like kites and flowers) to advance your peg spaces. Other playing cards show things that are not park favorable (like ants and rain clouds) that direct pegs to go back spaces.  Jax Games quality as always. The board is sturdy and colorful. And the pegs are REALLY cute. Don’t you think so?

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My recommendation for this game would be if the board was designed a little thicker and the pegs a little longer to make moving from hole to hole a little easier!

I received Pegs in the Park from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not  guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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The Numbers Game You Can COUNT On For Fun!

When your turn comes around, use as many cards as you can to match the value of the card in play. Think ahead to cause your opponent to draw. The way you play your match is the key. When your cards are gone, you win the hand. Win three hands—you are the champ!

Game contains cards, chips, and instructions. For 2 -4 players ages 7 and up. Rules declare first player to win three hands to be the game winner and chips are used to count a player’s wins.  The game can, of course, be played hand by hand for a shorter game. Or to allow for multiple winners! (that’s nice) It’s a simple game that’s small for travel and good for reinforcing addition skills. Also a good stocking stuffer! 

Complete instructions on the Jax website. Additional note: We also enjoyed playing Match ‘Em using subtraction to complete the match. 

I received Match ‘Em® from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

 

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Polygon is another fun strategy game from Jax. Play your polygon tiles to create a group of three numbers. The numbers determine the score and the player with the highest score at the end of the game wins!

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I agree with the age recommendation (7-adult) for the game because chip placement is challenging. A first time “test-run” game is a good idea to learn the rules. Just match numbers and colors and work toward the highest score. This game uses addition and multiplication skills. A calculator is a good idea at the end of the game to add up all those points. 

The game can be played by 2,3, or 4 players. Or maybe play it as a single player to achieve your highest scoring game.

Polygon contains a folding game board, one die, 49 polygon tiles, and 50 score cards. As with all the Jax games that I’ve reviewed, everything is sturdy and attractive. And fun!

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Take a look at the Jax website to see all the games they make. Every game has the instructions listed on the website to view before buying. View Polygon game instructions here.

I received Polygon from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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CHIPS!

Roll the dice, then take out the matching chip point total. But don’t get stuck with too many points left over, because the player with the lowest point total wins!! It’s FAST and it’s FUN!

My Review: 

This is my family’s favorite Jax game so far because it’s quick, easy and very entertaining!

This ready-to-play game can be stored in any kitchen drawer or living room end table. It’s small enough to fit in a suitcase pocket for a game on the road or in the air. I especially recommend the little game of Chips at a get-together because it can be played with any number of players (2 or more).  The directions aren’t complicated, it doesn’t require serious concentration, and it can be played anywhere there is a small surface for rolling the dice. The game doesn’t interfere with conversation – it compliments the conversation. It’s big fun coming from a little game in a bag. 

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Also makes a good home school game for reinforcing early math skills since players need to think through all the possible addition combinations which might be used. 

Strategy Note: Eliminate the higher number chips first! 

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I received The Game of Chips from Jax to help facilitate the writing of an honest review. A positive review is not guaranteed, and all opinions are my own. No other compensation was received.

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