From the Set Simply Math
Fractions are introduced using familiar objects such as pizza, stoplights, sandwiches, and flowers.
A noteworthy review of Simply Math from Library Media Connection on May 1, 2014
The books in this series cover basic math skills for students in the primary grades. With large font and photographs, the books are appealing to young readers as well as a valuable resource for teachers. By providing real life examples for each concept, the reader can make connections while learning. A key word list is included in all books. These books would be a nice addition to a classroom or school library. Index.
A noteworthy review of Simply Math from School Library Journal on December 1, 2013
In the first book, children are introduced to the basic concepts of counting by ones, fives, and tens, and of place values. Groups of children use familiar objects such as rocks, buttons, and jelly beans to count. In the second title, youngsters are introduced to fractions through different objects, including pizza, candy bars, and traffic lights. Frequent questions are posed and answered within the text. The narratives are lively, and the explanations are clear. The colorful layout features large, easy-to-read type and photographs on every spread. The images help to illuminate the concepts discussed and boxes highlight additional information. Each book concludes with a short list of key words (without definitions) facing an index that duplicates these words. Appropriate additions for the earliest readers in schools or public libraries.
Author: Sara Pistoia
Sara Pistoia is a retired elementary teacher living in Southern California with her husband and a variety of pets. After 40 years of teaching, she now contributes to education by supervising and training student teachers at California State University at Fullerton. As an author, she draws on the experience of many years of teaching first and second graders.