Monday, May 21, 2012


The cover of this book grabbed our attention first:  Mathematickles,
poems by Betsy Franco
+ illustrations by Steven Salerno =
fun poems to tickle your funny bone

This book is filled with clever ways to use math words and symbols to tell about changes that come with the seasons. One example we enjoyed was:  sphere + sphere + sphere = snowman.  Many of these made us laugh out loud! Younger children may not know some of the math symbols, but we enjoyed reading the words and figuring out the meanings.  This book lends itself to coming up with your own creative math problems and solutions.  Enjoy!

*What’s your favorite math equation in this book?
*What made you laugh in this book?
*Can you make up a math problem and solution like one of these?

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