“Count On Me”
While a young girl’s family has found their passions – science, art, and music, she searches for her passion by trying different activities. She discovers that she likes math above all else.
She loves finding math in hidden places like geometric shapes on the playground, concentric circles forming in the water from skipping stones, and more.
While the girl realizes that her passion can be hard to understand, “there are infinite ways to see the world.”
At the back of the book, the girl’s math notebook shares definitons and examples of fractals, basic polygons, concentric circles, curves, and solid figures.
This book promotes creative components of perspective and passion.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because it shows math as a passion and how to see the world through a math perspective.
TITLE: Count On Me
AUTHOR: Miguel Tanco
ILLUSTRATOR: Miguel Tanco
PUBLISHER: Tundra Books, 2019
AGE GROUP: 4-6
TOPIC(S): math, follow one’s passion
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: different perspective, passion
1) What’s the school subject that most interests you? In what ways might you see the world around you by using that subject?
2) Where do you find math in the world around you? Using the girl’s math notebook, go on a scavenger hunt to find as many math examples as you can.
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