Mall Mania (MathStart 2)
Help kids with their math skills plus their reading skills with the engaging and fun MathStart series!
Mall Mania is perfect for teaching addition strategies to first, second, and third graders. Shopping, counting, and a birthday present all add up to a surprise ending on Mall Mania Day!
Kids will love the story and the illustrations. Parents and educators will love how the story and pictures make understanding the math concepts a breeze—as well as the concrete examples of how math works. The book contains activities for adults to do with kids to extend math into their own lives. Math = Fun!
MathStart is an award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy that teaches math through stories and visual models. Young readers find the stories engaging and relatable, because each story revolves around practical applications of the math concept being presented and features lively art from top-notch illustrators.
Charts and other visual representations help children understand how the math works and promote deeper comprehension. This unique combination of stories, illustrations, and visual models helps teachers and parents in the teaching of math and provides all children with the opportunity to succeed.
The 63-book series is divided into three levels with 21 books in each. The math concepts taught in MathStart books conform to state and national standards. Level 1 is Pre-K–Kindergarten; Level 2 is Grades 1–3; Level 3 is Grades 2–4. The series follows math topics across grades so there is a foundational path to learning that runs through the levels.
HarperCollins, 9780060557775, 40pp.
Publication Date: February 28, 2006
About the Author
Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.
Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.
Renée Andriani is an illustrator who works on everything from greeting cards to picture books. Besides being a professional doodler, she loves hanging out with her children and dogs, hiking, campfires, and really good coffee. Andriani lives in the Kansas City area, and you can visit her at www.randriani.carbonmade.com.