If you have children 7 and under...get this base ten block book here. You can get it without a password for just $19.99
" A great base ten block book for teaching how to use your math blocks! Colorful, clear pictures and cute rhymes make the book fun to read and play around with. We printed the book out, and my 5yo loves how many of the block pictures are big enough to put his blocks directly on top of the pictures. The text plays fast and loose with niceties like punctuation, but is engaging when read aloud.
Most of the book focuses on playing with addition facts up to 10, which gives a solid foundation. But it also delves briefly into such topics as square roots, place value, addition of multi-digit numbers, and a glimpse at multiplication. And in true Crewton Ramone fashion, problem solving with 'x' (basic algebra) is sprinkled throughout. A great intro to playing with math." ~CS, GA.
I am happy to report little kids love it!
If you already have a password, down load your pdf copy
At last I have made a book for kids. Here is a blog post with a few more screen shots. Look for it in several forms here soon. Right now it's available for download in pdf format (just click the pic above or the big red "here"); soon it will be available in several formats so you can print it yourself on regular 8 1/2 x 11 paper, fold it in half put a couple staples in it and you are good to go.
The base ten block book is 54 pages long, and covers building 2 through 10, square roots, some simple solving for x, and one large addition problem so they can see the concept remains the same no matter how big we get.
Concepts covered are many. Addition. Solving for X. Square Root. Associative property of addition. Place value. Multiplication by 2. Zero Identity. Numbers are made up of other numbers. The first 25 addends. The idea is to read it over and over again at bed time...
Did I mention it rhymes? (Mostly.)
Right now though all I have is this PDF also going through the copyright process and finding suitable print on demand and so forth. For now, you get this base ten block book in digital form delivered to your inbox for $19.99, or with a password you can down load the pdf yourself. The pdf will come free with a password so you can get it as a bonus for just 10 bucks. The book is on the Password Protected PDF's Page NOW along with lots of other PDFs and videos...but if you just want the book, I can do that too.
Soon it will also be available for download to various formats like Kindle etc. I plan to use Smashwords. Step one a completed PDF is just about done...funny how we have come full circle because of all the graphics putting a base ten block book with lots of pictures on Kindle and other formats is proving difficult.
I find it amusing that we are back to the point where keeping the graphics is difficult because all these digital formats are great for text but suck when it comes to heavy graphics and large fonts...which is how we got into the mess we are in with the mathematics in the first place: they left the pictures out!
"This book should be given to parents at baby showers and first birthdays! We printed out a copy and we have it on the tablet as a pdf file too. I think I will work on making a hard covered version for our house. Start reading it to them when they are young, you will not regret it. Even better is to get the books and the blocks and let them play. My girls like to get the blocks out and match them to the pages of the book. This is a comprehensive math book that introduces: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Place Value, Square Roots, Algebra, and Problem Solving. It makes math easy when you can see it, hear it and touch it." ~E.S, California.
I think you will find the book amusing and informative. And you will give your kindergartener a head start when it comes to math at school...if you don't have a password and just want the book use this:
If you just want to order the book and have the pdf sent to you by email use the button above if you would like me to send it to an email other than the one you used for paypal put it in the Alt Email box. Please allow up to 12 hours for delivery. Remember: if you get any password all my books are included, there are pages you can use to download them once you are "in".
"Thank you so much for such a fun math book! My kids are 2 and 3 and it's easy for them to understand it. The 3 year old especially loved the truck game idea." ~Lyla Rose
"You cannot open a book without learning something." ~Confucius
"If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all."~Oscar Wilde
"'Classic.' A book which people praise and don't read." ~Mark Twain
"Ideally a book would have no order to it, and the reader would have to discover his own." ~Mark Twain
I was gonna do that but I decided I better not with this particular book, but I did write a book like that perhaps one day I'll get published too.