- Author: Linda Bertola, Agnese Baruzzi
- Pages: 72
Every kid can go on a fun math adventure!
Oh, no: the evil Mister X has smashed an ancient tablet containing all the numbers of the world—and if Tommy and Tina can’t mend it by midnight, every number will disappear forever! Are Tommy and Tina up to the mission? Fifth-graders can help them succeed by doing calculations to avoid traps, figuring out which footprints to follow, and solving puzzles to enter an enchanted tower.
This book offers a unique blend of math and mystery. As the adventure unfolds, each part of the story is a springboard for the activities in that section. With each new piece of the story, readers encounter new places and new math challenges. Readers gain confidence as they solve puzzles and problems on the road to completing the mission.
This book does not emphasize formal math definitions or terminology. Instead, math concepts are introduced gradually and naturally as the story unfolds. Through this combination of storytelling and entertaining activities, even reluctant learners can grasp mathematical principles.
Included in this workbook is practice in the following skills:
- Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Working with fractions
- Understanding complementary and equivalent fractions
- Extracting whole numbers from fractions
- Logic problems
Each book has colorful stickers to place on the pages. This approach fosters a positive attitude about math and motivates children to keep trying and keep turning pages. To reinforce concepts, suggestions for simple extension activities are also included.
Children of different ages and math abilities can enjoy this book equally. They can engage with the material on many levels as they explore, reason, calculate and have fun.
Suitable for ages 10-18