MATH POTATOES by Greg Tang

MATH POTATOES

Mind-Stretching Brain Food
by , illustrated by
Age Range: 7 - 9

KIRKUS REVIEW

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. Tang not only provides answers and methods in a closing key, he is generous with hints. Opposite digitally worked, color-coded arrays of anywhere from 30 to 148 stars, sea shells, spiders, pickles, the titular potatoes, playing cards and the like, his verses open with a pair of lively introductory couplets, set the problem with a third, then suggest an approach in the fourth: “Can you add up these poor souls / For whom the bell already tolls? / In groups of ten you’ll hear their cries, / ‘Please don’t turn us into fries!’ ” 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)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2005
ISBN: 0-439-44390-3
Page count: 40pp
Publisher: Scholastic
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 2005




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