Jack the Builder (MathStart 1) (Paperback)

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By Stuart J. Murphy, Michael Rex (Illustrator)
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Help kids with their math skills plus their reading skills with the engaging and fun MathStart series!

Jack the Builder is perfect for teaching counting on, a step toward mastering addition, to pre-K through kindergarteners. Jack stacks up blocks high. Two make a robot, five make a boat, and fifteen make . . . whatever you can imagine! 

Kids will love the story and the funny illustrations by Michael Rex. Parents and other educators will love how the story and pictures make understanding comparisons a breeze—as well as the concrete examples of how math works! The book contains activities for adults to do with kids to extend math into their own lives! Math = Fun!

MathStart is an award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy that teaches math through stories and visual models. Young readers find the stories very engaging and relatable, because each story revolves around practical applications of the math concept being presented and features lively art from top-notch illustrators. Charts and other visual representations help children understand how the math works and promote deeper comprehension. This unique combination of stories, illustrations, and visual models helps teachers and parents in the teaching of math and provides all children with the opportunity to succeed.

The 63-book series is divided into three levels with 21 books in each. The math concepts taught in MathStart books conform to state and national standards. Level 1 is Pre-K–Kindergarten; Level 2 is Grades 1–3; Level 3 is Grades 2–4.  The series follows math topics across grades so there is a foundational path to learning that runs through the levels.

About the Author

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

Michael Rex learned to draw in Chatham, New Jersey, and studied at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Who Digs? and Who Builds? are his first two books with HarperCollins. Mr. Rex lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060557751
ISBN-10: 0060557753
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: February 28th, 2006
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: MathStart 1