This title introduces basic concepts related to exchange and markets, including how communities meet challenges caused by scarcity, and factors that influence pricing. Readers are encouraged to look for examples of the goods and services produced and provided in their local communities.
From time of day to reading calendars, time concepts are part of daily life. Children will love this colorful and easy-to-understand introduction to the concepts of time. Amazing full-color images and useful, instructional text guides ensures readers understand the material.
Mr. Santiago's class is going to the zoo. Children can follow along on the class trip and learn how percentages, ratios, and fractions work using real-life examples.
Lily, the librarian, has started a summer reading club. Children can follow along with the club's members to learn all about bar, line, and circle graphs, as well as concepts such as data, scale, maximum, and minimum.
A grocery store is filled with much more than food. The aisles and shelves hold plenty of fun, too. As Justin helps his mother shop, he explores the variety of 3-D shapes all around him. As Justin can show you, there are always plenty of shapes to see!
This entertaining book takes young readers to a soccer practice to show them the basics of addition. Easy-to-follow text helps children learn about addition words and symbols, strategies for adding up to 10+10 and beyond, the additive identity and commutative property in addition, and how to use objects, pictures, and number sentences to represent real-life addition problems.
Four hungry Torosauruses are chasing three fast Mynonykuses. One of them is not going to get lunch! Kids will love counting dinosaurs in this exciting book about numbers.
Engaging narrative, vivid photographs, and real-world examples combine to teach readers how to solve time word problems. Readers will learn how to measure time intervals in minutes and represent authentic time problems on a number line diagram.
This engaging title builds on the material covered in the Fractions title in this series. Readers will develop an understanding of fractions as numbers. Easy-to-follow text and supportive images help readers recognize and generate equivalent fractions. Readers will also learn how to compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator and represent fractions on a number line.
Understanding how to make ten is a key building block in the base-ten system. In this engaging title, young readers explore different number combinations that make up the number ten. Easy-to-follow text and colorful images introduce readers to the concept of a fact family and related facts. The text also models how readers can use their fact family knowledge to solve missing addend questions that equal ten.
Fun pictograms and infographics about the animal kingdom make learning about math topics such as symmetry, coordinates, and place value easy and fun. In this book, readers go on a mission to some of the worlds amazing habitats and use their mathematical skills to track tigers, count penguins, and search for jaguars. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
Calendar Math provides an ideal introduction to measuring time. From the days of the week to months of the year, readers will learn the different ways a calendar measures time. Vivid, full-color images and entertaining narrative text model concepts such as patterning, comparing and contrasting, and solving simple problems.
This entertaining title introduces young readers to the concept of patterning. Readers will learn that a pattern is an ordered set of numbers or shapes arranged according to a rule. Accessible text and vivid images guide readers as they learn to identify patterning rules and extend patterns. Readers are also encouraged to create their own patterns and recognize patterns in the world around them.
Fun pictograms and infographics about space make learning about math topics such as angles, decimals, and probability easy and fun. In this book, readers are in control of a space mission through the Solar System and use their mathematical skills to navigate past comets, dodge asteroids, and land on the surface of Mars! Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
Fun pictograms and infographics about the human body make learning about math topics such as bar charts, percentages, averages and fractions easy and fun. In this book, readers go on an amazing mission inside the human body and use their mathematical skills to check their diet, test their strength, and chart their growth. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
Fun pictograms and infographics about planet Earth make learning about math topics such as volume, scale diagrams, division, and number lines easy and fun. In this book, readers go on a mission to protect threatened areas around the world and use their mathematical skills to measure geysers, protect forests, and check on glaciers. Math puzzles and exercises help children build confidence in their math skills.
Mathematicians say that symmetry has to be identical parts, but nature is never truly identical. However it is far more interesting than geometric shapes! Reading this book, children will become aware of the balance of things in nature. They will delight at amazing photographs of butterflies, beetles, leaves and flowers, fruit, sea creatures, and children. This book will show how a person with arms outstretched has five-fold symmetry like a sea star, and if you drew a circle around his or her body in that position, the navel would be at its center.
This interesting new book provides essential information with plenty of full-color images to help explain the basics of importing and exporting in a global economy. Aspects such as importing and exporting regulations are carefully and easily explained in this latest Crabtree title.
The business of borrowing is the cornerstone of an economy. How do Mortgages, Loans, and Credit Work? explains clearly the different kinds of financial borrowing and their uses.
This book carefully explains how countries around the world engage in trade. Whether it is a detailed description of how countries negotiate trade agreements, how countries use tariffs to make buyers want to buy locally produced goods, or the extremes of using trade embargoes as political tools, this book provides essential information with plenty of full-color images to help explain the basics of trade in a global economy.
Children are consumers, too, though they often do not realize it. This strikingly illustrated book helps youngsters understand the concepts of goods and services so that they recognize their role in the cycle of commerce. Readers will examine various jobs to understand where goods are made or services are provided. The concepts of producers and consumers are also carefully explained in a manner children will understand and enjoy.
This is a volume designed to inform children what taxes are and why they are needed. Emphasis is placed on how taxes provide the funds needed to keep governments running, from local to federal levels. Young readers will understand how taxes are used to dissuade people from buying some items, such as cigarettes and gas-guzzling vehicles. Attractive color images help de-mystify this fascinating and important aspect of government.
This book describes resources to younger readers, including capital resources and natural resources. Emphasis is placed on how most resources are of limited supply, so producers and consumers must make choices when things they want or need become scarce. An impressive array of full-color images enhances the reading experience.
When a quick guess is needed to count something, rounding can make math faster and fun! Read about two friends who are helping at a school fair. They learn that measuring, adding, and subtracting is easier if the numbers are rounded to whole numbers first. The children figure out ways to use rounding to estimate the amount of money raised at the fair, too!
Polygons are shapes with a number of sides joined together. They are everywhere! A baseball field is a diamond-shaped polygon. Join Emily at a baseball game and look for different shapes. She discovers that the field is full of much more than baseball players - it's filled with polygons, too.