Look InsideMath Correlations Teachers' Notes It crawls in the palm of your hand. It has big eyes, six legs, and two pairs of wings. What animal is this? Its a beetle, of course! One visit to a museum with an insect room shows you there are many different types of beetles. But just how many beetles are in the museum? Come along and learn to use difference methods of multiplication to find out how many beetles are in the insect room! Multiplication is introduced in various ways such as modeling, repeated addition, skip counting, using arrays, and creating multiplication expressions. Get ready to solve the mystery!
"If looking for a one-stop shop, Norwood's "iMath" provides a comprehensive set of CCSS-friendly resources that offer multiple strategies to problem solving. The mix of language arts and math will appeal to teachers.
This subset is a busy mix of language arts and math. The texts have short sentences, and most of the titles engage readers with a story. Each book begins with “iMath Ideas,” which introduces a concept, poses a math problem, and provides strategies for getting the answer, encouraging students to evaluate which method is strongest. Every volume ends by reiterating the same “iMath Ideas.” Additional sections include a “Discover Activity” and an informational section that connects the math discussion to science, history, or art. Each book ends with a “What Comes Next” page that gives ideas for expanding on the concepts presented and an “Additional Notes” section that provides answers to the various problems. Photos, charts, illustrations, and diagrams decorate the pages. At times, there is so much going on that the math might become lost for this young audience. For example, it seems almost random that “ligers” and “tigons” are discussed in Picnic Fun. Do not expect intense computational practice. This comprehensive set of CCSS resources may work well with reluctant math students."
School Library Journal, April 2013