I met with an Editorial Director at Charlesbridge Publishing a few weeks ago, and she invited me to submit my picture book manuscripts. I had gone to an author event at Charlesbridge last year with my son to learn about Paul Reynolds’ latest books with his brother, Ish! author and illustrator Peter H. Reynolds.
I have, in fact, have a picture book manuscript with an adding to ten concept and my dream publisher for this book would be, in fact Charlesbridge. My son and I read every single book of their Sir Cumference series. He likes math picture books a lot!
I thought I’d add an Adding to Ten Back Matter page to my book.
Adding to 10 Math Games
What’s In My Hand?
Use ten dried beans, coins, or other small objects that fit in the palm of your hand. Divide them randomly into two piles and hold one in each closed fist. Read more…
Thank you to Zapzapmath for this giveaway and for partnering with me on this post!
I covered Zapzapmath four months ago and because it was so popular with my readers, I am doing a follow up.
Zapzapmath started off as a kindergarten math app with multiple games to keep kids’ interest. Now, there are over 20 FREE games from Grade K to 6.
In addition, there are over 180 math games spanning 900 difficulty levels aligned to the Common Core State Standards. To access this full galaxy of math games, it’s $9.99 per year, per grade.
I’m thrilled to partner with Zap Zap to announce their new Zap Zap Kindergarten Math app!
It’s no secret that kids love playing games on their screens, and they will practice math facts if it’s presented in the form of a puzzle or game.
What do you get if you divide the circumference of a jack-o’-lantern by its diameter? Pumpkin π. Joke from comedian John Evans from 50 Interesting Facts About Pi
PickyKidPix came home from school after Pi Day last year determined to memorize 100 digits of Pi. Her math teacher offered 1 point of extra credit for learning Pi. He rarely offers extra credit so she decided that she was going to learn 100 digits of Pi.
My son has always been the math-iest of my three kids but now my middle, PickyKidPix, has proclaimed two years in a row now that math class is her favorite, though her most challenging. I have had a love of mathematics; with a math professor for a father, my childhood was fraught with extra math homework and pop quizzes in the car. I’ve always preferred stories.
But now there are math picture books that bring a story to a math concept, making it friendly and easy to absorb. Some of these books pose as mysteries, others as adventures. All are captivating entertainment that draw kids into math.
I think if I were raised on these kinds of stories, I would have had a different relationship with math. Less adversarial. Less black and white. My son and I have had read dozens of math picture books to bring you our favorites here.
How about you? What are your favorite math picture books? Thanks for sharing!
The History of Mathematics: The Story of Zero, Getting Something from Nothing
I was fascinated by this video of artisans creating terra cotta tiles. It’s such an involved process to make a single tile, especially shaping each one. This makes me appreciate mosaic tile artworks much more!
This post was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central.
How do you as a parent encourage a lifelong love of learning in your child? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt believes that everyday moments of curiosity can spark an interest in kids, motivating them to dig for answers. Asking questions and learning how to find answers is the key to creating a desire to learn.
As a mom with three kids, I’ve found that my children are polar opposite when it comes to what drives their curiosity. My oldest, now 16 years old, has always had a love for art. For her, we brought her to art museums, got her art books, and provided her with art materials so that she could draw, draw, draw every single day. Her progress is captured here: Grasshopper and Sensei. It’s no surprise to us that she wants to attend an art and design college.
A recent drawing by my oldest. Read more…