One hundred hungry ants by Eleanor Pinczes is the book that I’m reviewing today. I like this book and the style of it. It’s the best kind of teaching. It’s teaching even when the kids don’t even know they are being taught. Children are taught about division without even knowing it.
I was surprised that the book was published so long ago. It was published in 1993. I didn’t know that it was that old. I mean it’s not a million years ago or anything. It’s just that some methods become outdated. Not so with this book. I guess good teaching is timeless.
This book is a visual introduction to math. I was introduced to it in my Math for Elementary Teachers class. My teacher, Richard, was very knowledgeable when it came to books. So on the strength of his recommendation, I purchased this book and the other one, A Remainder of One, by this author. I was not disappointed. In July, I gave the book to my little boy to read. I told him that I read it and that it was a good book. He looked at me like I was crazy. After all, what do I know? I’m only his mother right! He read it grudgingly. Fast forward three months to October when his teacher introduced it to the class. He came home and told me that his teacher was reading it to them.
(I’m sorry. I had to rub it in.) Well, well, well. Maybe I’m not so dumb after all. Maybe I might just know what I’m talking about after all. Hunhh!
Okay, mom. Maybe you do!
Of course I do.
It feels so good to be right.