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Oct 15 2020

Maths Mutts: All about time by Charles Hope

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Wild Dog, 2020. ISBN: 9781742035994.
(Age: 6+) Highly recommended. All about time is one of two titles in the Maths Mutts series by Charles Hope. It is a beautifully presented non-fiction book encouraging young children to learn about the Maths concept of time in a non-threatening story format. Time is often a stumbling block for children in their understanding of Maths concepts and this book cleverly presents all aspects of time in an easy to read and relate to presentation. The book introduces time as a moment or a measurement. It is a measure of how long it takes to do something and can be measured in small or large amounts. Time helps us to plan our day and is always moving forward.
The author, Charles Hope, has used appealing photographs of Bud the dog and his friends to help support the young learner. The author encourages the reader to read the book with a pencil and paper handy to do the activities as the book is being read. There are answers at the back of the book as well as a glossary and index. The contents page at the beginning clearly states each concept covered.
This would be a wonderful resource for Years 1-4 students as an independent or group task read or a teacher sharing it with a class and working through the activities together. Themes: Maths, Time, Dogs.
Kathryn Beilby

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