a list compiled by Alex Kasman (College of Charleston)
|This picture book for children, which is available for free online and also in print, tells the story of a girl who is upset when her math teacher requires the class to do arithmetic without a calculator. Her uncle, a wizard named El Mundo, and a team of expert witnesses including Archimedes, Galileo,
Da Vinci, Mozart and Cleopatra argue that in math, it is important to understand what you're doing and to be able to do some basic mental computation.
The plot seems extremely forced and the narrative is rather preachy. The story was quite dull for my students. The pictures weren't very interesting either.
|More information about this work can be found at www.googolpower.com.|
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