Friday, September 28, 2007

Book Finds

I just wanted to share a couple of library books that have been a pure pleasure! They have added to our learning without "feeling" like learning.

Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving by Greg Tang is brilliant! Famous art pieces such as Degas' Ballerinas and Van Gogh's Starry Night are paired with little poetic math problems. For example opposite the picture of Van Gogh's Starry Night are pictures of groupings of stars to add together such as "find 7 ways to make 10". We have done 2 a day for the past week. G even brings them to do outside of school.

G loves mazes and Roxie Munro's Mazeways A to Z does not disappoint. You first follow directions through the picture.... start at the red van, follow the path to the fishing pier, then hike to the visitors center. Munro's rhymes are much more melodic. Then the picture turns into an I Spy game with a list of tiny details to discover. Beautiful Artwork and mind focusing fun!

Both of these books have captured G's attention and held on. I am considering purchasing them to rediscover over the years to come.

1 comment:

School for Us said...

We've read and enjoyed the first book, but never seen Mazeways! I see our library has it on order, so I've requested it. Thanks for this "find!"