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Tiger Math

Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger (Animal Math)

Ann Whitehead Nagda, Cindy Bickel


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Children learn to graph as they follow the growth of an orphaned Siberian tiger cub.

A Siberian tiger cub born at the Denver Zoo is orphaned when he is just a few weeks old. At first T. J. refuses to eat his new food, and it requires the full attention of the zoo staff to ensure that he grows into a huge, beautiful, and very healthy tiger.

Through photographs, narrative, and graphs, young readers follow T.J. as he grows from a tiny newborn into a five-hundred-pound adult. A heartwarming story about one tiger's fight for survival that also introduces a basic math skill.

Praise For Tiger Math: Learning to Graph from a Baby Tiger (Animal Math)

“A delightful way to learn math.” —Kirkus Reviews

“An innovative approach to teaching math.” —School Library Journal

“Nagda has paved an inviting path to the skill of graph interpretation, and T.J.'s story will beckon even the math-reluctant to follow.” —Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Square Fish, 9780805071610, 32pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2002

About the Author

Ann Whitehead Nagda is the author of math picture books about baby zoo animals, including Panda Math and Cheetah Math, as well as several other books about wildlife. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Cindy Bickel has worked at the Denver Zoo for more than thirty years, where she has helped raise many baby animals, including the polar bears Klondike and Snow. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.