The Grapes Of Math by Greg Tang

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"How many grapes are on the vine? Counting each takes too much time. Never Fear, I have a hunch. There is a match for every bunch!" Greg Tang, a lifelong lover of math, shares the techniques that have helped him solve problems in the most creative ways! Harry Briggs's vibrant & inviting illustrations create a perfect environment for these innovative games. So open your mind-and have fun!

About Greg Tang

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Tang earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in economics from Harvard University, he also holds an M.A. in math education from New York University. Briggs serves as Editorial Director of Sage Publications, Inc.
Published November 1, 2010 by Scholastic. 40 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction, Science & Math. Fiction

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This genuinely clever math book uses rhyming couplets and riddles, as well as visual cues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting.

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Each riddle offers a clue that nudges readers to look at the problem creatively the aforementioned ""Large Pizza to Go!,"" for instance, hints, ""Please don't count them, it's too slow,/ This hot pie was made to go!/ Let me give you some advice,/ Just do half and count it twice,"" while another ...

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The riddles encourage you to think creatively about math and teaches tricks (like observing groups and patterns) for adding numbers quickly and accurately.

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