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The Action of Subtraction by Brian Gable,Brian P. Cleary
ISBN: 0545037697
ISBN13: 978-0545037693
Author: Brian Gable,Brian P. Cleary
Book title: The Action of Subtraction
Other Formats: lrf doc lit txt
Pages: 30 pages
Publisher: Scholastic (2006)
Language: English
Size PDF version: 1726 kb
Size ePub version: 1364 kb
Size fb2 version: 1409 kb

Kindergarten-Grade 4-The author has used the format of his popular Words Are CATegorical books (Millbrook) to look at mathematical functions. Subtraction is explained in rhyming text and simple, silly cartoons with excellent examples that range from angry bulldogs, hornets, and bowling pins to pieces of birthday cake, sports time-outs, and stuffed animals. The text is actually a rap that would be fun for students to memorize and perform. The illustrations are colorful and attractive, and an explanation of the equals sign is included. Despite a bit of filler at the end, this book has value in the mathematic section of libraries and will find a place in classrooms with teachers who want to appeal to a variety of learning styles.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Fox Prairie Elementary School, Stoughton, WI Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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My students love these books; holds their interest; and it has a thematic context, because it benefits their ELA skills as well as their math.
How do I love the "CATegorical" series by Brian P. Cleary? I could add up the ways for you, but this particular book is about subtraction . . . and it's a hoot!

What is so delightful about "The Action of Subtraction" is that it presents a mathematical concept to children with both uproarious verse and witty illustrations; these work together to bring the dreariness of math into the light in a way that completely engages my four-year-old. Together with its partner book, "The Mission of Addition," Mr. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable have contributed a true treasure trove for two foundations of mathematic education. This math-o-phobic mom appreciates that immensely.

Again, this book is about ideas. It is not a workbook or activity book in any sense. It is not a math textbook for the pre-K - K crowd. BUT, it is the kind of book that makes great storytime reading -- whether mid-day or bedtime. My child loves these books!
I think this book is cute to use when introducing subtraction to children in grade school. I read to my students and they loved it.
My kindergarten students loved this book! It helped them with the subtraction concepts.
My five year daughter loves it!
He loves math, but getting him to read is a challenge. He really enjoyed this and we will be getting others by the same author.
I'm guessing this is a good book, as it was requested by my daughter's 1st grade teacher and this is the teacher and all the other teachers at the school request for their children.
of the book are a bit complicated for Kindergarten, but overall a good read.
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