Item description for Brown Paper School book: Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns...
Overview Text, illustrations, and suggested activities offer a common-sense approach to mathematic fundamentals for those who are slightly terrified of numbers.
Citations And Professional Reviews Brown Paper School book: Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Wilson Children's Catalog 96 - 01/01/1996 page 160
Wilson Children's Catalog - 01/01/1991 page 151
Wilson Middle/Junior Hi Catalo - 01/01/1995 page 133
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Studio: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.86" Width: 7.46" Height: 0.36" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Apr 30, 1982
Publisher Little, Brown Young Readers
ISBN 0316117390 ISBN13 9780316117395 UPC 719122014955
Availability 0 units.
More About Marilyn Burns
Author and math teacher Marilyn Burns is noted for her many books that instill an interest and enthusiasm for mathematics into her school-age readers. Her books use traditional and original literature to address mathematical concepts. In addition to her instructive children s books Marilyn is the author of many books for teachers. She has also written books for children about food, time, and Hanukkah. She says that her writing career began as a fluke when a friend asked her to write a book about math. This was the jumping off point for her literary career, during which she has written about a dozen books for children and the same number for teachers. She currently gives lectures and lessons in schools. Burns was born in 1941 and resides in Sausalito, CA."
Reviews - What do customers think about Brown Paper School book: Math for Smarty Pants?
Fun for my "smarty pants" Jul 1, 2006
My 10-year-old son is definately a math "smarty pants" and when this book arrived I just left it sitting around to see if he would "discover" it and and boy did he! It's full of fun math games and activities and he dove into it for hours; not bad for a lazy summer day activity. I highly recommend it for your "smarty pants" or even your not-so-smarty-pants if he or she is willing to play in the realm of numbers.
Great Content BUT May 24, 2006
This book contains a number of engaging math and logic problems, something that we do a lot of. Unfortunately, the print is small, the pages are quite crowded and answers are often extremely hard to find, all of which really limits the book's usefulness both in our math program and as a "just for fun" book.
This book ROCKS! Aug 18, 2005
I don't care what anyone else says. This book is great. I'm 10 and I didn't think it was too hard or anything. I think younger kids might be confused, but I LOVE it!
Great book, bad reading level rating Jun 11, 2002
The book is great but it should be rated for 12+ instead of 9-12. The book goes into abstract concepts very hard to understand for a 10 year old. I bought it for my daughter which is the best of her class in math and she was very frustrated with the book. To really appreciate the book you need a very good grasping and confidence with the basic operations, fractions, powers and geometry, that means well beyond the years where your kid is learning those topics.
Great Resource Apr 16, 2002
This book has gotten more kids fired up about math than anything I've seen. The engaging format shows kids that math is more than arithmetic - it's fun, it's cool, it's a blast! Even kids who are afraid of math will be hooked! I use it with 3rd and 4th graders who regularly ask their parents to buy it for them. They actually ask for a math book - go figure!