Illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa
Formats and Prices
Format:Hardcover $17.99 $22.99 CAD
This item is a preorder. Your payment method will be charged immediately, and the product is expected to ship on or around July 26, 2022. This date is subject to change due to shipping delays beyond our control.
An Amazon Editor's Pick • An Amazon Best Book of the Month
"A great way to show even the math-averse or math-phobic the many ways that math is hiding in their everyday lives." —Kirkus Reviews
"A delightful first look at STEM." —School Library Journal
A lively celebration of math and all the ways it applies to everyday life.
What is math? So many things! Counting and calendars, weights and fractions, shapes and distances, charting and graphing. Math is the way we measure and code our world, from seasons to clocks, recipes, classrooms, and beyond. Math is all around us!
Readers will be introduced to:
– Graphs and charts—in the form of pizza pies!
– Counting and weight—when baking a cake!
– Shapes and word problems—to build a spaceship!
This rousing read aloud offers an engaging and accessible introduction to math—perfect for sparking an early interest in STEM subjects for preschool and early elementary school children. And be sure to keep an eye out for a friendly black cat and white dog on each spread as they participate in the math-related hijinks!
Praise for What is Math?:Kirkus
An NSTA-CBC 2023 Best STEM Book of the Year
An Amazon Best Book of the Month
"Jaunty rhymes introduce readers to many different answers to the titular question, the illustrations showing an array of children, diverse in terms of race and ability, exploring their world, attending school, and interacting with friends....A great way to show even the math-averse or math-phobic the many ways that math is hiding in their everyday lives. A solid definition of math that shows its ubiquity."
"The concepts of counting, adding, subtracting, comparing, and sorting are included in addition to lessons on weight, calendars, time, shapes, patterns, graphs, and charts. Young readers will enjoy spotting how a black cat and white dog enhance both the merriment and math concepts in each scene…A delightful first look at STEM."School Library Journal
Praise for What Is Science?:Science Magazine
Finalist for the AAAS Subaru Best Science Book and Film Prize
A Bank Street Best Book of the Year
"Young readers will relish the whirlwind tour that encompasses stars, planets, rocks, soil, sea and sky, hurricanes, volcanoes, earthquakes and snow. The bright, bold illustrations will cause children to reach for the book on their own."
"With its large illustrations, simple text, and important concepts, this title will be enjoyed by newly independent readers, or will ignite excitement in a group. A unique look at the topic."School Library Journal
- On Sale
- Jul 26, 2022
- Page Count
- 40 pages
- Christy Ottaviano Books