I'm Trying to Love Math

By: Bethany Barton

Do multiplication tables give you hives? Do you break out in a sweat when you see more than a few numbers hanging out together? Then I’m Trying to Love Math is for you! In her signature hilarious style, Bethany Barton introduces readers to the things (and people) that use math in amazing ways—like music, and spacecraft, and even baking cookies! This isn’t a how-to math book, it’s a way to think differently about math as a necessary and cool part of our lives!

Full-color illustrations created using Higgins inks, Photoshop CC, and Rebelle 3.

ISBN: 9780451480903

JLG Release: Nov 2019


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Math , Numbers , Shapes and patterns , Humorous stories

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As an invisible narrator begins to express a distaste for math, a three-eyed purple alien arrives in a flying saucer to make a case for why math is important and helpful. Unconvinced, the narrator makes several attempts to love math but these efforts seem to prove that math is boring. All of these arguments are rebuffed by the alien, who shows that As an invisible narrator begins to express a distaste for math, a three-eyed purple alien arrives in a flying saucer to make a case for why math is important and helpful. Unconvinced, the narrator makes several attempts to love math but these efforts seem to prove that math is boring. All of these arguments are rebuffed by the alien, who shows that math is a crucial part of cooking, music, nature, and navigation. By the end of the book, both the narrator and the reader come to the realization that math is connected to many things that they enjoy, so maybe they already love it. This engaging volume is filled with colorful, splashy illustrations; two unique lettering styles are used to differentiate between the narrator’s words and those spoken by the alien. Although it is not as much of a smash as Barton’s I’m Trying to Love Spiders, this book offers ample opportunity for readers to interact with the text and have conversations with and about the narrator and the friendly, pro-math alien. For early elementary students who are showing an aversion to mathematical concepts, Barton’s characters might show them that real-life math applications exist in things that they already love.

Book Details

ISBN

9780451480903

First Release

November 2019

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

510

Trim Size

9 1/2" x 10 1/2"

Page Count

40

Accelerated Reader

Level 0; Points: 0;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Viking

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Math, Numbers, Shapes and patterns, Humorous stories,

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