Reviews for If You Were a Plus Sign

School Library Journal Reviews 2008 November

Gr 2-4-These attention-grabbing books will work in the right setting. Each spread describes one characteristic of the concept. Unfortunately, the texts do not simplify the topics enough for newcomers to the math. For example, Fraction states, "If you were a fraction, you could be divided more than once. You would be one unit subdivided into equal parts." The cheerful acrylic illustrations explain the ideas well, and the cartoon creatures performing fun activities will appeal to children. There are a couple of quirky spots-in Odd, the number 1 is shown standing between 6 and 8, holding up an "odd" sign, for example. These titles are not for struggling students, but they will succeed as reinforcement.

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