by Stuart Murphy (MathStart); illustrated by Remy Simard
In this MathStart book, a boy ("Captain Invincible") and his dog travel the universe, encountering all sorts of dangers like asteroids, gases, and alien beings. Luckily, their knowledge of 3D shapes (cones, cubes, spheres, pyramids...) helps them select the right tools to tackle each new danger.
In their review of this book, Booklist said: "The
glossy Jetson-like cartoon illustrations have high entertainment
value, the shapes are clearly identifiable, and the story gives the
math lesson an out-of-this-world appeal."
Interest Level: Kindergarten - Grade 3
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.1
Guided Reading Level: J
DRA Level: 16
Lexile Measure: 150L
Sample pages from inside this cute and educational Math Start children's book. To see larger versions of these pages, simply click on the images.
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This book is one of the MathStart series books. We LOVE the MathStart series. The stories are funny and cute...and SO effective for teaching the specific math concept being targeted. You can learn more about this great series of books by clicking on the book covers below or the link above.
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