Adbage, Emma Outdoor Math: Fun Activites for Every Season 25 pgs. Kids Can Press 2016. $15.95 NONFICTION
This book features quite
a few ideas about how to use counting, shapes identification, and math in
simple activities outside. Some include counting birds at a bird feeder,
putting numbers on empty bottles for bowling –then adding up scores, making
shapes in the snow and throwing snowballs into the right shape, and picks up
This book has a drab
cover and very subdued illustrations, I am not sure a student would check this
out on their own. It features many activities that sound like fun ideas for a
classroom teacher or PE teacher, but also contains many activities that aren’t
very creative; like how many times you can jump up and down in one minute. I
understand they were trying to keep things simple for a young reader, but I see
way more fun activities occurring everyday at recess that could easily incorporate math.
EL(K-3) - NO
Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.