We're still working our way, slowly, through our books with recipes at the back, but this week we also read a few "math" books.
Rabbit and Hare Divide an Apple by Harriet Ziefert, is a level 1 Easy-To-Read story, about the importance of dividing evenly to make fractions (though the word fraction is never mentioned in the book). The math concepts, the story, and the illustrations by Emily Bolam, are all simply done, but still quite clever, and cute.
Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander is part of the Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book series. The younger children liked this book well enough, but I was kind of disappointed. It talks a lot about multiplication being a fast way to count, without ever really explaining how. There are some math activities at the back to help with the concept a little, but the children weren't interested in those at all.
The big hit of our week was Superhero School, by Aaron Reynolds. Reynolds does an excellent job of explaining how multiplication, division, and fractions can be used in real life, or real life if you were a superhero, anyway.
What did your children read this week? Any favorites, or flops? Share them with the rest of us at the weekly What My Child Is Reading blog hop hosted by Natalie at Mouse Grows, Mouse Learns, or mention your favorites in the comments below, if you don't have a blog. We're always looking for good books to read.
It great to be a homeschooler.