Each page has a copy of a painting done by a famous painter. On the page opposite the painting there are drawings related to the painting. For example, the first painting is a ballerina painting done by Edgar Degas.
There is a short poem underneath it, called “Dancing Shoes,” which challenges children to find three ways to make a 7. On the opposite page are pictures of ballet shoes: 5 ballet shoes, 2 shoes, 4, 3 and just one. Possible answers would be to combine 5+2, 4+3, or 4+2+1. Eleven other paintings are included in the book, and the problems get harder and harder.
and children are challenged to find ten groups to make a 10.
Math Topics: Problem solving and reasoning about addition.
Composing and decomposing numbers.
(Optional) Writing number sentences to show solutions.
FREE Downloadable Worksheets:
- Teacher Directions (with teaching suggestions and recommended weblinks)
- Funbook 1, page 23, for recording findings using number sentences.
- Funbook 1, page 24, for exploring to find out more about one of the artists.
MARCH Packet… $19.99
This month’s packet includes:
One paperback copy of “Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving”
by Greg Tang.
- Copies of the two worksheets from Funbook 1.