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The Action of Subtraction by Brian P. Cleary

The Action of Subtraction

by Brian P. Cleary

Other authors: Brian Gable (Illustrator)

Series: Math Is Categorical

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"The Action of Subtraction" comes from a series of books labeled ... is categorical. In this case, it is Math is categorical. This book introduces the concept of subtraction in a rhyming manner. This would be a great introduction book for PK, K, or 1. The kids would like the text setup and it also gives them a good first glance at subtraction. The pictures are also very entertaining to look at. ( )
  jroy218 | Sep 11, 2012 |
Second graders love this book if you cover the answers with sticky notes!
  gfcasey | Mar 13, 2011 |
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Kindergarten-Grade 4-The author has used the format of his popular Words Are CATegorical books (Millbrook) to look at mathematical functions. Subtraction is explained in rhyming text and simple, silly cartoons with excellent examples that range from angry bulldogs, hornets, and bowling pins to pieces of birthday cake, sports time-outs, and stuffed animals. The text is actually a rap that would be fun for students to memorize and perform. The illustrations are colorful and attractive, and an explanation of the equals sign is included. Despite a bit of filler at the end, this book has value in the mathematic section of libraries and will find a place in classrooms with teachers who want to appeal to a variety of learning styles.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Very funny cat pictures and rhyming text make these a very popular series.5-9 yrs.Mathematics.Children's & Educational.

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