Sunday, April 15, 2018

11 x Magic by Sharon Clark

Math + Magic = A Great Picture Book!

A book that teaches in a such a fun way that kids may not know they are learning. The first thing that should catch a child’s attention is that a wizard greets the reader.

“Well - hi there! It’s so nice to see you! How did you find my kingdom here / Where magical patterns in math appear?”

The story is told in rhyme and introduces the reader to three floors of 11X math: multiplying by single, double, and triple digit numbers.

The first floor is simple, the third most difficult. There is a pattern to each floor's lesson, and the reader, with some help, is asked to discover the pattern.

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me: Nothing

What I Liked Best: As an adult I found this book enlightening. I see the story as a wonderful teaching aid for classrooms and individual readers. The illustrations are extremely well done and the story, which could have been a bit dry and boring, didn’t touch on either.

Author: Sharon Clark
Illustrator: Roberto Gonzalez
Published by: Sharon Clark, 2017

5 STARS - I loved it!
Ages: 7 - 10
Pages: 34

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