Monday, December 3, 2018
Book Review: The Math Kids: The Prime-Time Burglars by David Cole
Title: The Math Kids: The Prime-Time Burglars
Author: David Cole
Stars: 5 stars
If you have an 6-9 year old kids who doesn't like make but might enjoy reading this book is for you. The Math kids follows two best friends as they solve crimes using math. The math is perfect for the age group that will be reading this book and can help younger kids learn advance math ideas too.
The lessons are short and to the point keeping kids engaged in the story but working on math problems too.
Its a wonderful read for everyone in the family.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Common Deer Press for the Advance copy of David Dole The Math Kids.
Jordan and Justin are best friends and the only two kids in their class’s advanced math group. So it isn’t until Stephanie Lewis marches into their classroom that they meet someone who’s as good with numbers as they are. Their shared interest in math quickly draws them together, and the three soon form The Math Kids.
Unfortunately, life as math club kids isn’t always easy. In addition to extra homework, the three friends have two new problems. First, a string of mysterious burglaries has the whole neighbourhood on edge, including their parents. Then, they manage to earn unwanted attention from Robbie, the class bully. Luckily, Jordan, Justin, and Stephanie soon learn that their new club may give them the skills they need to solve both problems.
Expected publication: December 3rd 2018 by Common Deer Press
About The Author:
My background has always been in the technical areas - math, mechanical engineering, and computer science. I've done everything from designing missile guidance systems to teaching computer science classes at the college level to designing data center monitoring tools for Facebook and at my own two companies.
I have coached many different math teams and, with my son, ran a summer math camp for elementary school students for six years. We found that one of the best ways to teach math was to do it through games and stories. Most of our campers were reluctant to give up a week of their summer on, heaven forbid - math, but when they kept coming back year after year, we figured out that we had found the secret of getting kids to actually like math. I had parents contacting me in February asking when Math Camp was because their kids wanted to make sure that their family vacation plans didn't interfere with camp.
From this The Math Kids series was born. Learning math should be fun and interesting, but in the end it's still about the story.
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