Featuring activities by a nationally acclaimed math educator and the author of The I Hate Mathematics Book, a whimsical mathematics skill-builder finds a number of ants helping themselves to a family picnic. Original. Reading level, 2.5."
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Engaging rhymes and recurring numberical refrain made this book a favorite of my 3 year old. Fun to read and replete with follow-on exercises building on the concept of "doubling". Highly recommended.
my four- and five-year old children love this book. it's one they request over and over again when it's story-time at home after dinner or at bed time. they love the little ants who invade the neighborhood picnic and discover a treasure trove of treats that they eventually haul little bits back to their labarynthian home. each time they make the trip they bring more ants, each time doubling their number. my kids very painlessly learned their first multiplication lesson - doubling the number each time. a very cleverly conceived, thoroughly enjoyable book.
My son and daughter - aged 5 and 7 love this beautiful little book. The concept of continuous doubling of the number of ants that keep returning to the nest intrigues them. Although the book stops at 512, my children insisted that we keep doubling the number "up to infinity". Well, we kept on doubling until we ran out of paper!! The illustrations are wonderful, complementing this terrific children's treasure.
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