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Basher Basics: Math: A Book You Can Count On (edition 2010)

by Dan Green, Simon Basher, Simon Basher (Illustrator)

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Title:Basher Basics: Math: A Book You Can Count On
Authors:Dan Green
Other authors:Simon Basher, Simon Basher (Illustrator)
Info:Kingfisher (2010), Edition: Har/Pstr, Hardcover, 64 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Non Fiction; Survey Book; 128 pages: audience age - grades 6 to 10; silly pictures expressing topic definition;some topics writing hard to understand

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The book is set up in a very organized matter. The chapters are separated by types of math (i.e. numbers, shapes, etc.). Within each chapter is terms related to the chapter title with small phrases to help describe the term for the audience to easily understand, then goes into more detail in first person. The author's choice of writing the book in first-person, as if the author was each term, is especially intriguing. I think the manner in which the author does this helps grab the audience's attention. As the audience is the age group 10-13, I feel it will capture their attention because the information is not portrayed as a lecture to make the kids think that they have to learn from it like a school text book. ( )
  romakerby | Feb 1, 2014 |
This book uses characters representative of the terms to illustrate the meaning of the concept. Each concept is explained in a one-page summary which includes the definition, historical content, and examples. The preceding page shows the character that either represents the concept itself or engaged in some action that is representative of the concept. This book covers basic math concepts such as adding, subtracting, types of numbers (odd, even, prime). This would not be a book that I would use all in one class sitting. Instead, I would pick out the relevant concept and read the description during the lesson to help those students who might be more of visual learners. ( )
  kgeorge | Dec 2, 2012 |
This book provides students with visual pictures and short one page descriptions of various math terms. The book is written in a kid-friendly way that may motivate students to study the terms. The format changes from a few quick facts, to a short first person narrative, and then back to quick historical facts. I would not read the book cover to cover with my students, but would read specified pages as an introduction to new topics in math. ( )
  kris0812 | Nov 22, 2012 |
This is a cute way to describe math to children. Not only does it include math skills that children will recognize, it includes images that children can look at to understand the skills in the book. For instance, it shows a character holding up a slice of a cake to represent subtraction (because he took away that slice from the whole). I also liked this book because it discusses the math topics in a way children will get. It talks to children using their own language.

This book was written to interest children in grades 3-6 and is on 6.3 reading level. ( )
  vwhitt | Nov 13, 2012 |
This book would be a good resource to use in the classroom. It has different terms we use in math with descriptions under each. It is written in a way that kids would understand easily. ( )
  sammarocco | Nov 13, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0753464195, Paperback)

Meet Zero, a bubbly fellow who will dissolve you to nothing, and say hello to the all-action Units, who just love to measure. Get a load of greedy Multiply, a big guy who hoards numbers together, and stand amazed by mysterious Pi, who goes on and on and on . . . to Infinity!
 
Multiply your number know-how with Basher’s unique one-stop guide to the building blocks of mathematics. Packed with top tips and memorable characters, this is an essential book for students ages 8 and up.

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Presents mathematical concepts using lively descriptions and cartoon illustrations personifying each concept.

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