Card Game Roundup

Play Your Way to Math Success

By Trudy Bortz; Josh Rappaport (Joint Author); Sally Blakemore (Illustrator)
Singing Turtle Press, Paperback, 9780965911306, 96pp.

Publication Date: January 2010

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In Card Game Roundup, Singing Turtle Press rustles up a passel of fun card games that teachers and parents can use to teach young children vital math skills.The book is aimed at both teachers and parents working with children in grades 3 - 5. The games, created by veteran teachers Trudy Bortz and Josh Rappaport (author of the Parents Choice award-winning Algebra Survival Guide), are so much fun that kids won't even realize they're learning math as they play.In Annie Oakley, children learn about measurement and data analysis. In Mysterious Bandits, children solve for variables in addition and subtration problems. And in Land Grab, they learn how to sort objects into the sections of a Venn Diagram.The book is beautifully illustrated by artist Sally Blakemore (winner of the 2002 Children's Literature Award).This is the second book in the Card Game Roundup series. The first title features games for children in the K-2 age bracket.

About the Author
Trudy Bortz is a recognized expert in early childhoold education. Trudy teaches in the Boulder Valley School District in Colorado. Josh and Trudy are also co-authors of Card Game Roundup for PreK-Grade 1.

Josh Rappaport is the author of the Parents' Choice award-winning Algebra Survival Guide, the Algebra Survival Guide Workbook and PreAlgebra Blastoff. Josh is co-author with Trudy Bortz of the Card Game Roundup books. Josh has taught middle school and high school, and for the last 24 years has been president of the Now I Get It! Learning Center in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he teaches and tutors children of all ages. Josh and his wife Kathy also do SAT and ACT coaching by Skype for students across North America.

Sally Blakemore, an award winning paper-engineer and book designer, has illustrated for "Esquire Magazine", "The New Yorker", "The Washington Post", Oppenheimer Funds; and books, for Singing Turtle Press, Perseus Press, Western National Parks Press, Gibbs Smith Books, North Carolina Press, Michigan Press, and Texas Press, to name a few. She lives in Santa Fe, NM.
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