Brown Paper School book: Math for Smarty Pants: A Brown Paper School Book by Burns, MarilynBrown Paper School book: Math for Smarty Pants: A Brown Paper School Book by Burns, Marilyn

Brown Paper School book: Math for Smarty Pants: A Brown Paper School Book

byBurns, MarilynIllustratorMartha Weston

Paperback | April 30, 1982

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Text, illustrations, and suggested activities offer a common-sense approach to mathematic fundamentals for those who are slightly terrified of numbers.
Marilyn Burns is one of today's most highly respected mathematics educators and is the founder of Math Solutions. She received the Louise Hay Award for Contributions to Mathematics Education, and in collaboration with Scholastic, she developed "Do the Math" TM, a program for elementary students.
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Title:Brown Paper School book: Math for Smarty Pants: A Brown Paper School BookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 10 × 7.5 × 0.38 inPublished:April 30, 1982Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316117390

ISBN - 13:9780316117395

Appropriate for ages: 8

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Must be a Smarty Pants to "get" this book! I admire the author's aim in writing this book: she aims to raise the confidence of children in assuring us that we all have different styles of learning and that the kid who finishes a math problem first is not always the smartest mathematician in the room. The book uses illustrations and cartoons all over it's pages, uses great puzzles and everyday examples of mathematical dilemmas and exhorts the reader to look at math in a different way than the everyday. Is it a book I would recommend for a young person who is interested in math and wants to learn about alternative methods to looking at and solving mathematical puzzles? Absolutely yes. Is it a book I would recommend to a parent or a teacher to add to a child's/ student's book list to get them interested in math? Absolutely not. Firstly, the book is for older kids. I would not recommend this for anyone who hasn't mastered Grade 6/7 math. Definitely not for those who are struggling with concepts. Also the print is small and tight and, although the many hand-drawn cartoons were designed to charm and hold the interest of readers, as a teacher, I can see kids with attention problems as well as children who aren't as motivated/ advanced, being really distracted by the busy, wordy, fact-filled pages. In summary: a great book to get an older kid with a passion for math; not recommended for younger children, children who are struggling with math, or children who have difficulty in focusing when presented with details.
Date published: 2009-07-30

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Text, illustrations, and suggested activities offer a common-sense approach to mathematic fundamentals for those who are slightly terrified of numbers