Teddy Bear Subtraction (McGrath Math #6) (Paperback)

Teddy Bear Subtraction (McGrath Math #6) By Barbara Barbieri McGrath, Tim Nihoff (Illustrator) Cover Image

Teddy Bear Subtraction (McGrath Math #6) (Paperback)

One less teddy leaves how many?

Subtraction is simple when big bears count, sort, and take away tiny teddies. The familiar bear counters will appeal to young readers just learning basic math concepts.

Part of the McGrath Math series perfect to match with the popular teddy bear manipulatives that show how much fun math can be.

Praise for Teddy Bear Math:

"Young readers should find it easy yet gratifying to count the chunky, colorful bears."
Publishers Weekly

"[A] solid introduction to addition."
School Library Journal
Barbara Barbieri McGrath has written over twenty books for children, including The Little Gray BunnyThe Little Red ElfThe Little Green Witch, and many bestselling math concept books. Her love for writing, children and making learning fun was the inspiration for her first children's book, The M&M Brand Counting Book, which sold over 1 million copies. She lives in Natick, Massachusetts.

Tim Nihoff is the illustrator of Otter Everywhere (Candlewick). He is also a graphic designer and sculptor who creates toys, furniture, and other "fun fine art" from found objects. Tim lives and works on a small island in Maine.

Product Details ISBN: 9781580894272
ISBN-10: 1580894275
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication Date: March 1st, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: McGrath Math
Brightly colored, uncluttered page illustrations support understanding and practice of subtraction in both units and tens. Friendly faced gummy-bear-like creatures make up sets of blue, yellow, purple, red, green, and orange teddies, which are all big enough on hte page that little ones can easily point and count to solve each problem. Each color contains a different number to allow for discussion of less than and more than as well as equal. Every equation is clearly presented both visually in groups of bears, complete with trails of little paw prints to indicate which ones have left, as well as numerically and verbally. Carryin gfrom tens to units and checking subtraction through addition round out this approachable introduction. Well suited both to the very young who are interested in numbers already and learners in early grades who need some visual support to crack subtraction, this simple picture book's rhyming scheme adds just the right level of mnemonic enhancement ot reassure young mathphobes that hte rules can be simple to learn and retain.