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Summary: Mr. Base Ten is a glove maker who wants to invent something useful and important. While trying how to keep track of the finger covers used for making gloves, Mr. Base Ten discovered some very important mathematical concepts. He shared his discoveries with his workers and fulfilled his wish to invent something important: mathematics. This is a practical guide for teaching kids math.
Type of Reading: independent reading, interactive reading, family reading, read aloud
Recommended Age: read together: 6 to 9; read yourself: 8 to 10
Interest Level: 7 to 10
Age of Child: review pending.
Adult Reader Reaction: This is a unique way to learn (or teach) math concepts. I wish I had learned math this way. The author has achieved her goal of developing an easy-to-understand model of mathematics concepts for children.
Pros: This book is a remarkable achievement that will bring smiles rather than tears to the faces of young math students. Mr. Base Ten is both a story and a handbook. It is great for the classroom or at home ... anywhere you want supplemental material.
Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is an effective and interesting way to learn math concepts. It can can serve as a textbook or complementary material for classrooms, homeschooling instructors, or parents.