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The Grapes Of Math by Greg Tang
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The Grapes Of Math (edition 2004)

by Greg Tang (Author), Harry Briggs (Illustrator)

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Illustrated riddles introduce strategies for solving a variety of math problems in using visual clues.
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Title:The Grapes Of Math
Authors:Greg Tang (Author)
Other authors:Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2004), Edition: Reprint, 40 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:#read3373, #mathematics, #middleschool, #mathforeveryone, #picturebook, #riddles

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The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles by Greg Tang

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A collection of riddles to aid in easier and faster counting.
This could be a good addition to a math classroom library. It may help students find quicker ways to count. However, it may be too simplistic for some students and may not keep their attention. ( )
  KristenJD | Apr 6, 2020 |
This is a cute riddle type of book in the subject of math, it is fun and entertaining and would be great to do one of the problems as a warm up or after a students completes all of their work. Some of the problems are difficult, so it would be a challenge for the students. ( )
  kvanputten | Apr 6, 2020 |
Purely a math riddle book, but has great graphics and cute riddles. This is more fitting for the younger kids but can be a fun activity for the older kids as well with some minor tweaks. Each page has a different riddle with different hints and tricks to counting efficiently. ( )
  TiffanyNicole67 | Apr 6, 2020 |
The Grapes of Math is a book full of different math riddles. It teaches students how to solve math problems through problem solving and that there is more than one way to solve something. I gave this book a four because it teaches students to be open minded about math. It also gets students involved and keeps them engaged with the activities. ( )
  aks067 | Apr 5, 2020 |
The Grapes of Math is book a book of riddles that teach students how to solve math problems in more effective way through problem solving. I rated this book 5 out of 5 stars becuase it allows students to be open minded about how to solve problems. This book is also interactive, easy to read, and engaging while being colorful and full of pictures. ( )
  Djm065 | Apr 5, 2020 |
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This genuinely clever math book uses rhyming couplets and riddles, as well as visual cues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting. It’s a return to number sets, with none of those boring parentheses and signs. Here the rhyme gives a clue to the new ways of grouping numbers. For example: “Mama mia, pizza pie, / How many mushrooms do you spy? / Please don’t count them, it’s too slow, / This hot pie was made to go! / Let me give you some advice, / Just do half and count it twice.” A quick look at the pizza, and the reader can see each slice has the same number of mushrooms. Count by threes for half the pie, and double it. Each rhyme is given a double-page spread. The extra-large, brightly colored images leap off the page but never distract from the author’s intent. Some riddles are very challenging, but the author provides all the solutions in the back. Once the reader has seen the answers, the strategy is obvious and can be applied to other situations. Great fun for math enthusiasts and creative thinkers, this might also teach adults some new tricks. A winning addition. (Nonfiction. 7-10)
 
Picture puzzles accompanied by clues in verse encourage readers to embark on some inspired problem solving. Each riddle and an illustration are set on a two-page spread. The goofy rhymes set a humorous tone. Through patterns, grouping, and creative thinking, the problems to be solved will have children adding, subtracting, and multiplying. Throughout, Tang sneaks in useful visual strategies that can be used in solving other computation problems. Bright, appealing computer images add to the playful nature of the title. The solutions provided at the back of the volume include a miniature color reproduction of each picture and a clearly diagrammed answer along with text outlining the process employed to arrive at that answer. A fun addition to classroom and library shelves.
added by ReneHohls | editSchool Library Journal 47 no3 Mr 2001, Lucinda Snyder Whitehurst (Mar 1, 2001)
 

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With love to Gregory, Emily, and Katie -- G.T.
To Kay Ekelin, my grandmother -- H.B.
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