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Moira’s Birthday by Robert Munsch  Coyotes All Around by Stuart J. Murphy and Steve Bjorkman  Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving by Greg Tang  Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno  Missing Math: A Number Mystery by Loreen Leedy  Wild Fibonacci: Nature’s Secret Code Revealed by Joy N. Hulme, Illustrated by Carol Schwartz  Shapes by Philip Yenawine  Five for a Little One by Chris Raschka  cheddar square on his table mat and immediately starts cutting away. With little explanation, he slices off two of the four corners, which renders him close. Then, with one final slice off the bottom, he has it: a triangle—a scalene triangle, says the boy in the book. Soon, a wild rumpus starts. Saul and I sing and dance around a bit, and the little one, Theo, gets the mathematical idea that wholes can be cut into parts—and then eaten. Very fun. And Theo’s learned a new word, he thinks: “ti-angle,” which cracks his older brother up every time he says it. Theo is quickly at work with the cheese as if it were clay, and Saul goes on to learn about scalene and equilateral triangles as he shapes them out of pretzels, with a clever nibble here and there to get the sides right. Before long, he’s into quadrilaterals, from trapezoids and parallelograms to that old, familiar rhombus. But watch out. Snip off just one corner and, yikes, pentagons will begin to take shape. (Reminds me of the Jon Scieszka book Math Curse . As mentioned, the math standards from the NCTM are rigorous, but they’re fully realizable. After all, just by encouraging your grandchildren to play with wet sand they tacitly pick up math and science concepts about shapes, mass, density and flow, all of which will support their castle-building ventures for a lifetime  . Through simple play and, indeed, through reading children’s literature aloud, like Shape Up!, grandparents just might find that their grandkids “Jump Up” when anyone says, “It’s time for math!” G 28 GRAND MAY 2009
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May 2009

GRAND Magazine - May 2009
GRAND View
Contents
GRAND Central
Watching Lily Bloom
GrandZ in the 'Hood'
Numbers Game
We're Taking In the G'Kids
Face-to-Facebook
SHMILY
Family Crews
Soul Food
Resources
GRAND Finale
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - GrandZ in the 'Hood'
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Numbers Game
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - We're Taking In the G'Kids
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Face-to-Facebook
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - SHMILY
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GRAND Magazine - May 2009 - Resources
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