Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Outdoor Math: Fun Activites for Every Season by Emma Adbage -NO

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 sticks.
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.

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