Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Money Math (Math Everywhere) by Katie Marsico –ADVISABLE

Marsico, Katie  Money Math (Math Everywhere) 31 pgs. Lerner, 2016. $20.00 NON-FICTION
This bright modern book presents a 13 different scenarios related to money that real life students could/would/want to encounter and encourages them to do the math to figure out the solutions. Example are: Shoveling for earning extra money for ski’s, choosing how to be paid for a small job, and how much allowance is adding up to.
I have reviewed one other book in this series, and in both the author has done a great job creating situations that are totally relatable to students, however, looking over the other titles in the series I think this is my favorite one. In today’s world (for better or worse) earning and spending money is extra especially relatable to students. I would rate this as essential, it’s a stellar book, but I am having trouble figuring out how to put into action. I am not sure that most students will willingly check out extra math work on their own. I could try to get teachers to use it in class, but they have very specific math curriculum they are working through. I am going to try to promote it and I will update this review if I find success.
EL –ADVISABLE  Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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