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!

Buy it, share it on twitter and when you find you love it as much as we do, tell everyone in the comments!



This post may contain affiliate links. When you use them, you support us so we can continue to provide free content!

MathFourNewsletter
If you enjoyed this post, please consider leaving a comment or subscribing to the RSS feed to have future articles delivered to your feed reader.

Leave a reply

CommentLuv badge