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G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

By David Schwartz
Illustrator David Schwartz
Publisher Tricycle Press

I'm a book lover, and I find it interesting to note what kinds of books other book lovers collect. Several years ago I read online that one person's passion was alphabet books. I hadn't really paid attention to alphabet books and assumed they were something along the lines of A is for apple primer type books. As so often happens when your attention is drawn to something, I began to see alphabet books everywhere, and they weren't all the A is for apple types. One such extraordinary alphabet book is G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book. Make the statement that math isn't just arithmetic and algebra, and you might be asked to defend your stance. After reading your way through G is for Googol with your kids, you should be able to come up with lots of ways that math isn't just arithmetic and algebra.

I read G is for Googol with my nine and eleven-year-old children. Binary numbers, fibonacci numbers, mobius strips - they loved it all. There's a mathematical topic for each letter of the alphabet, as well as additional math terms for each letter that you can explore on your own. The math presentations in this book are easy to understand and are accompanied by engaging illustrations. I recommend this book to all homeschool parents whether your children are in primary or secondary grades. It's a great dose of math fun.


G Is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book

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