Stuart J. Murphy, Edward Miller
(HarperCollins, Dec. 18, 1997)
Circles, squares, rectangles, and triangles—every one of these basic shapes is introduced by a cast of favorite circus animals under the big top. This nonfiction picture book is an excellent choice to share during homeschooling, in particular for children ages 4 to 6. It’s a fun way to learn to read and as a supplement for activity books for children.This is a Level 1 MathStart book, which is perfect for kids ages 5 and up. The MathStart series uses funny stories and colorful art to show kids that they use math every day, even outside of the classroom! Each book features an activity guide to have fun with the math concepts presented in the story.Everyday activities such as sharing a meal, sorting socks, and getting ready for school can be part of learning math. In the MathStartseries, everyday life is the basis for each entertaining story. Simple math concepts are embedded in each story so that young children intuitively understand them. Adults can use the creative suggestions for activities in the back of each book to extend learning opportunities with children.