Panda Math
Learning About Subtraction from
Hua Mei and Mei Sheng

by Ann Whitehead Nagda

In Panda Math: Learning About Subtraction from Hua Mei and Mei Sheng, readers see how the zoo caretakers regularly use subtraction to measure and assess different aspects of the pandas' early development (ie: bamboo consumption, life span, and sleep habits.)

Each subtraction problem includes a graphic depiction to help visual learners see the math involved in the scenario.  There's quite a bit of text on every page, so you many want to break the book up into several different lessons.

Similar in format to the author's Tiger Math (graphing), Cheetah Math (division) or Chimp Math (time).   And one extra benefit... there's A LOT of interesting details about pandas (including adorable photos!) making it "a terrific cross-curricular book." (School Library Journal)

Interest Level:  Grade 2 - Grade 5

See Inside

Here are two spreads from inside this book. As you can see, there's quite a lot of text on each page, so this may not be a 'one sitting' read.  But, if you have kids who don't know "why I have to learn this stuff", this book provides a compelling answer.  What kid doesn't want to grow up and work with pandas as a job. If they do...they need to know subtraction. :)

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You may also want to check out other animal math books from this series. To learn more, click on the images below or here.  :)