Who’s the Big Bad Wolf?
A Math Fairy Tale for Parents and Teachers
By: George Gadanidis and Molly Gadanidis
This is a unique book for kids 3 to 8 about mathematics. Yet, it is wrapped around a story about a big bad wolf.
The book is in a beginning reader format which will entrance children of all ages to perhaps learn to love mathematics.
Hoodie loved mathematics. But when her mother said that she hated math, she was influenced by her opinion. Could Hoodie learn to like math or even love it?
Many times, when parents say negative things about their experiences to their children they pass on this phobia and hatred of things. And when Hoodie’s mom told her that she hated math, Hoodie thought she should hate it too.
So, it is important for parents to be careful how they vouch their opinions of things like math to their children so that they don’t scare them away from mathematics in a negative way.
The book is colorful and very engaging with a GREAT message for parents and children.
Also, there is a tips for Parents and Teachers Section at the end of the book.
George Gadanidis is a mathematics education professor at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Molly Gadanidis is a second grade student.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth