We’ve been looking for more nonfiction books to add to our home library. We found Math for All Seasons, by Greg Tang, to be a fun way to add a book about math (pun intended!). Cleverly written rhyming math riddles and a companion visual page help young children (author recommendation for ages 5-8) with problem solving. For children who learn visually this book is especially fun. The illustrations are bright and clear, and the math question in the riddle is written in a different color font than the rest of the rhyme. As suggested by the title, there are math riddles for the seasons and various holidays. This is a book that can be picked up for a few minutes to solve a few riddles or to read in its entirety. I also think this book could serve as a mentor text by encouraging children who enjoy math to write their own riddles. We hope you have fun solving these math riddles!
*Which is your favorite riddle?
*Which picture did you like best?
*Was there a riddle that was more difficult for you?
*Can you think of your own math riddle?