I am absolutely disappointed with this book. Too much of the book does not relate to addition (guesstimating and sorting). The first operation is 4+5 = 9, which is too high to start for a beginner. Other pages show 10+13 = 23 and 23+15 = 38. A child who's using bears to do addition and trying to LEARN addition for the first time definitely cannot do these sums. An older child who knows how to add 15 to 23 will not need the bears and this book to do it. This is not really a useful book. I have seen so many free online printables for the bears that have better visuals.
I did not hate this book because they do try to make math fun with the wording. And I think we can still utilize this book for the explanations and putting the bears on the pages. But I still need to print sheets from other websites (paid or free) and I will not order any other book by McGrath in the Teddy Bear series.
- Paperback: 32 pages
- Publisher: CHARLESBRIDGE CHILDREN; 1 edition (1 January 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781580894258
- ISBN-13: 978-1580894258
- ASIN: 1580894259
- Product Dimensions: 25.8 x 0.5 x 17.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 141 g
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