I'm Bon Crowder and the photos above are both of me - in 1989 and today. I'm a Generation X mom of Generation Z kids.

I began peer tutoring in high school in 1984. MathFour.com is the 2015 version of me helping peers be comfortable in math.

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Math Picture Book: 1+1=5 And Other Unlikely Additions

This wonderful book caught my eye the other day in the bookstore: 1 + 1 = 5 And Other Unlikely Additions, by David LaRochelle.

How could I not buy it?

It’s colorful, fun and – the best part – unexpected!

Each page introduces a new way to look at 1 + 1.

This book enforces the concept of units and place value. Like this page where 1+1=110.

It also gives parents and teachers the opportunity to talk about things like creepy crawlies – and their differences. Here’s a page where we see some differences in ants and spiders:

And who could resist a discussion about shapes when you get to this one:

When I read it to K8, Husband was enthralled. Clearly there’s fun stuff for all ages in this one!

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