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Counting and numbers
Cato, Sheila, 1936-
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Publication Information:
Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, 1999.

Physical Description:
32 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm.
A group of children introduce the concept of counting and various systems of numbering, using everyday examples and practice problems.
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Central Library QA113 .C39 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
Central Library QA113 .C39 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Childrens Area
Orchard Park Library QA113 .C39 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Audubon Library QA113 .C39 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf
Frank E. Merriweather Library QA113 .C39 1998 Juvenile Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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A Question of Math uses a recurring cast of young, multiethnic characters along with a mathematical creature called Digit to introduce young readers to fundamental math concepts -- including subtraction, division, multiplication, addition, counting, and measuring -- that they can find at school, play, and home. With a clear, straightforward question-and-answer text, lively illustrations, and simple problems (with answers) for readers to try, the A Question of Math books provide an accessible and entertaining introduction to math.

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Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-Digit, a cartoon character made out of numbers, appears in each of these books to help children learn mathematical concepts. The actual word problems appear in bold italics and are followed by explanations of what is involved in solving them. Usually, there is one problem on each double-page spread, loosely tied together in theme with something the kids are doing with school, sports, or friends, thus reinforcing the fact that math is a part of everyday life. Solutions are also printed in bold italics on the facing page. Colorful, somewhat cartoonish illustrations dominate the books, often offering clues to the solution. These are good supplemental math books containing the types of problems teachers could use for homework or enrichment. However, there are more words than beginning math students might care to read and more pictures than middle-elementary students might tolerate. Only libraries with a proven demand for supplemental math material should consider purchasing these books.-Nancy A. Gifford, Schenectady County Public Library, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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