When a young child decides to build a fort in the backyard, Grandpa comes forward to help. But they can't do it alone--they get help from the six simple machines: lever, pulley, inclined plane, wheel and axle, screw, and wedge. Told in cumulative rhyme, similar to The House That Jack Built, readers follow the building process to completion and discover the surprise reason it was built.
It's fun to count. It's even more fun to count with someone you love!
See how we use numbers, tallies, and charts to share information about the things our families like to do.
A retelling of the classic story with a math twist. Henry Hare was always bragging about how fast he was. One day he challenges Tessie Tortoise to a mile-long race up the hill. Henry leaps ahead for the first eighth of a mile. As Tessie approaches, he bounds ahead again. Fractions and distance measurements mark their progress as Tessie and Henry race to the finish line.
The family in this book is moving to a new neighborhood. They have a lot of work to do! They need to unload the moving truck, unpack boxes, and put everything away. The kids make new friends and discover all the fun they can have with the empty boxes. While building forts from the empty packing boxes, the kids discover many new shapes and their dimensions. Look inside. Can you find a cylinder? 32pp.
Many people like to buy fresh fruits and vegetables from the farmers market. The farmers market is a special market where farmers sell the crops they grow. They sell different crops at different times of the year. Sometimes the farmers even make sweet desserts with their fresh fruit. Follow this farming family through the seasons and learn how to weigh and measure food along the way. How many apples do you think they need to make an apple pie? 32pp.
Readers learn how this simple machine makes it easier to lift, lower, and open things. They learn the three types of levers: first-class, second-class, and third-class. By the end of the book, readers know the difference between complex and simple machines and how levers are used in everyday life to make work easier.