MathStart 1: The Best Bug Parade (Comparing Sizes)

MathStart 1: The Best Bug Parade (Comparing Sizes)

In Ladybug's garden, everything is relative. Who's big? Bigger? Biggest? Long, longer, longest? Short, shorter, shortest? Line up! It's time for the best bug parade of all. Comparing sizes is a simple form of classification and is necessary for the development of measurement skills.---from the publisher

40 pages 978-0064467001 Ages 4-8

Keywords: comparing, size, classification, Mathematics Curriculum, math, bugs and insects parade, 4 year old, 5 year old, 6 year old, 7 year old, 8 year old, part of a series

Fun illustrations by Holly Keller

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Help kids with their math skills plus their reading skills with the engaging and fun MathStart series!

Which bug is the biggest? Which bug is the longest? It's time to find out as all the bugs in Ladybug's garden line up for the best bug parade! This fun book written by Stuart J. Murphy and illustrated by Holly Keller introduces size comparison in its simplest form.

Kids will love the story and the illustrations. Parents and educators will love how the story and pictures make understanding the math concepts a breeze—as well as the concrete examples of how math works. The book contains activities for adults to do with kids to extend math into their own lives. Math = Fun!

MathStart is an award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy that teaches math through stories and visual models. Young readers find the stories engaging and relatable, because each story revolves around practical applications of the math concept being presented and features lively art from top-notch illustrators.

Charts and other visual representations help children understand how the math works and promote deeper comprehension. This unique combination of stories, illustrations, and visual models helps teachers and parents in the teaching of math and provides all children with the opportunity to succeed.

The 63-book series is divided into three levels with 21 books in each. The math concepts taught in MathStart books conform to state and national standards. Level 1 is Pre-K–Kindergarten; Level 2 is Grades 1–3; Level 3 is Grades 2–4. The series follows math topics across grades so there is a foundational path to learning that runs through the levels.---from the publisher

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