Reviews for Addition Made Easy

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2006 Spring
Though these books, illustrated with cartoon art, may not teach the uninitiated as well as they claim in their introductions, they clearly reinforce the basic principles of mathematics. Each book (except Word) lists key terms (e.g., factor, dividend). Reading list, websites. Ind. [Review covers these Making Math Easy titles: Addition Made Easy, Division Made Easy, Fractions and Decimals Made Easy, Multiplication Made Easy, Subtraction Made Easy, and Word Problems Made Easy.] Copyright 2006 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

Library Media Connection Reviews 2006 January
This title, part of a new series, presents a wonderful introduction into the concept of addition. Author Rebecca Wingard-Nelson explains the process of addition in such a way that it is easily understood. Math teachers, parents, and students will love it. The book explains addition with both words and pictures to reach more students with a variety of learning styles. The book begins with numbers and place value and concludes with word problems. It is amazing how clearly Wingard-Nelson presents addition skills in this book, especially regrouping and carrying. Students will gain tremendously from the use of this book in elementary math classes. It takes a difficult concept and makes it simple with clear illustrations and examples. The book includes clear large text, color illustrations, an index, a table of contents, and a listing of additional resources. Although the book would be of more use in the classroom setting, the library would benefit from having a copy for students to check out to use at home. Also, older students needing extra help with addition would find this book very useful. Highly Recommended. Stephanie L. Dobson, Library Media Specialist, Beckham Combs Elementary School, Vest, Kentucky [Editor's Note: At the time of review, the series also includes a book on subtraction.] © 2006 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2005 October

Gr 1-4 -The basics of addition and subtraction are presented in two-page explanations and demonstrations. Each book contains a detailed table of contents, a one-page index, and a table of subtraction and addition terms. Problems and examples are explained and profusely illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings. Unfortunately, there are no practice problems. These books would serve as quick references or beginning guides for teaching math, but it's unlikely that children will pick them up. They might be a reasonable purchase for libraries that have a home-school population.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI

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