Happy Mentor Text Linky Day!
I hope y'all have had a great week! I'm excited to share this Math Mentor Text with you!
Math for All Seasons is a book by Greg Tang.The Amazon.com summary: "Believe it or not, math doesn't have to be a torture device teachers use to punish their students. In fact, with a few simple tricks, math can become--dare we say it?--fun! Greg Tang, creator of the popular The Grapes of Math, bestows his considerable wisdom on a slightly younger audience (ages 5 to 8) with Math for All Seasons. This collection of rhyming math puzzles encourages kids to think through problems, rather than relying on memorization and formulas. Each of illustrator Harry Briggs's computer-generated, color-saturated spreads features seasonal treasures such as clusters of tulips or spikes of icicles. Readers study the verse and picture, strategizing and looking for patterns in order to add up the objects without counting one by one. Soon, their eyes and minds will open to consider many ways of problem solving, not just the obvious ones. Solutions and explanations are provided in the back of the book."
This fun book is adorable! It is filled with seasonal poems that each contain a math riddle. It is geared toward lower grades with addition and subtraction, but I am going to use it with my fourth graders to model some math writing.
I have really been trying to incorporate more writing into math, so I was so thrilled when I found this book! It lends itself perfectly to creative math writing!
We are going to create our own math poetry with multiplication and division riddles. I think my students are really going to like it!!! :) They will even get to draw illustrations to accompany their poems!
Since the holidays are here, we are going to center our poems around a holiday theme. My students will write out a rough draft first on notebook paper, and then will use the publishing papers below to create their finished product.
They are in Black and White too!
Click here to get these papers for FREE. :)
Have a great week!