I recently discovered math books from Mitsumasa Anno, a Japanese illustrator and writer of children’s books. As a book worm, eager to explore them further, I ordered a bunch of them online and I will write a special post once I get them.
But I cannot resist to share a quick preview.
The book “Anno’s Math Games” is full of short stories beautifully illustrated, and associated with math-related questions. Perfect to have some impromptu math discussions when we read books at night !
I have been looking for fun ways to use/discuss ordinal numbers with my daughter Rosie for the past 2-3 weeks and this book was perfect to do so. Looking at the picture below, I would pick a window, and ask Rosie “who is at the second appartment on the right on the fifth floor?”. Then, Rosie would pick a window, and I would have to find the apartment following her instruction.
More to come about Anno’s books, but check them out ! They may have them at your library !