Reviews for Math of Baseball

Library Media Connection Reviews 2012 March/April
These books introduce basic math concepts in a way that will appeal to children as young as advanced second graders and as mature as lower-functioning or math-resistant sixth graders. Intended to be read alone, to raise interest in sports or math, or to be read aloud to bring literature into the math or sports classroom, the colorful images and photos will draw children in, while questions will encourage thinking and applying math skills to real-life examples that entertain as they educate. Teachers will appreciate the broad appeal of these books, the suggested mathematical activities, and the information provided throughout on various sports. The books each end with answers to the questions. Glossary. Websites. Index. Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Electronic Resources/Web Librarian, Queensborough Community College, Bayside, New York. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 November

Gr 2-4--Every turn of the page brings readers into another aspect of the featured sport. Each book starts with a brief explanation of how the activity works, gives measurements of the field/court/track, and concludes with information on scoring and statistics. Also included are chapters specific to each sport, such as "Pit Stop Math" for NASCAR. On every spread, "Figure It Out!" sidebars invite readers to solve math problems. Answers are provided in the back of the volumes with brief explanations. Well-selected photographs, charts, and diagrams enhance the texts. Although the language is simple, the math is challenging.

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