Books by Harry Briggs

MATH POTATOES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 1, 2005

"Even numerically challenged readers can count on coming away with some time and labor saving techniques for toting things up. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-9)"
The seventh in a line of verse math-terpieces that began with Grapes of Math (2001), this offers 16 problem-solving shortcuts that involve grouping numbers or items. Read full book review >
MATH APPEAL by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Best of all, Tang makes play out of math and the problem-solving riddles keep math-suspicious minds from wandering and maybe even from clogging. (Picture book. 7-10)"
Discovering patterns in groups of objects to discover their total number is Tang's forte, and here he is as engaging as ever, even when his examples don't necessarily make intuitive—or, for that matter, common—sense. Read full book review >
THE BEST OF TIMES by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2002

"But Tang's hope is that through these math autopsies, readers will grasp the mechanics at work and bury their math anxieties. (author's note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 6-9)"
Tang would like to take the memorization out of the multiplication tables and insert some understanding. Read full book review >
MATH FOR ALL SEASONS by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"Difficult to imagine ten-year-olds enamored of that. (Picture book. 6-10)"
Although these math riddles can be fun, there is a major discrepancy between the character of the book and the age group it is intended for. Read full book review >
THE GRAPES OF MATH by Greg Tang
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 1, 2001

"A winning addition. (Nonfiction. 7-10)"
This genuinely clever math book uses rhyming couplets and riddles, as well as visual cues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting. Read full book review >