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Read a Story in Rhyme and Compare Numbers with Sidney the Silly Who Only Eats 6
Literature and number sense combine in this session, with children counting and comparing quantities as King Sidney will only eat groups of 6 and his chef, Brolly from Brixes, tires of making sixes. Children enjoy listening to a good story, entering an imaginary world created by great illustrations and hearing the pattern of a bouncing rhyme. But because young children also face the difficult early task of learning to count and compare numbers, in this blend of poetry and early mathematics we do both.
The session also affords children the opportunity to meet with an award winning author/poet who studied mathematics, wrote software and software documentation, and designed data base systems.
About the Author
An engaging story, a rollicking rhyme, a riddle in a poem, a basic concept of mathematics…. WAIT. Stop right there. We all love the joys of literature: a good story, a bouncy rhyme. But polygons? Computation? FRACTIONS? MW Penn is an award winning author and poet, and also a mathematician who designed software systems for AT&T, the University of Florida and the FDA. Now she writes children’s books centered on basic concepts of mathematics with titles such as Square Bear, a fairy tale of polygons; Sidney the Silly Who Only Eats 6, an award winning story of number comparison; Peter Pattern, who explores pattern and order; and the Capstone series, Pebble Math.Visit profile and see all programs