Here are a few math books from the library that we’ve been reading.
Gabe really likes MATH-terpieces. There are little poems about each piece of art and on the opposing page different groupings of an object from the art. The poem tells you what number you have to add to and how many different ways you can make the grouping. For example, displaying Monet’s White Water Lilies (1900), the poem reads:
Claude Monet once grew quite fond
of poplars, haystacks, and a pond.
His little brush strokes colored bright,
capture them in different light.
Try grouping LILIES to make 8,
FOUR smart ways would be just great!
The following page has lilies in groups of 1 to 6 lilies per group. There is
Zach finds Math Curse quite comical.
I think the boys have finally worn out 2X2=Boo! A Set of Spooky Multiplication Tables. For several days it seemed that the book was continuously being read, whether by Graeme or I reading it to someone, Ben “reading” it to himself, Zach or Gabe reading it to Ben, each other, or themselves. The only time they weren’t reading it was when they were reading Don’t Bump the Glump!: And Other Fantasiesby Shel Silverstein. There is no need for them to read it anymore. They have the whole thing committed to memory!