Usha and the Big Digger (Storytelling Math)

by Amitha Jagannath Knight (Author) Sandhya Prabhat (Illustrator)

Usha and the Big Digger (Storytelling Math)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Celebrate diversity, math, and the power of storytelling!

When sisters Usha and Aarti look up at the stars, they see different things. Aarti sees the Big Dipper, but Usha sees the Big DIGGER. And cousin Gloria sees the Big Kite! Could they all be right? A playful introduction to geometry and spatial relationships, featuring Indian American characters and a note about cultures and constellations.

Storytelling Math celebrates children using math in their daily adventures as they play, build, and discover the world around them. Joyful stories and hands-on activities make it easy for kids and their grown-ups to explore everyday math together. Developed in collaboration with math experts at STEM education nonprofit TERC, under a grant from the Heising-Simons Foundation.

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Amitha Jagannath Knight
Amitha Jagannath Knight has lots of experience with sister squabbles, as she grew up with an identical twin. (They are still best friends.) Amitha lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, and two cats. This is her debut book.

Amitha Hannath Knight tiene mucha experiencia con los pleitos entre hermanas ya que creció con una hermana gemela. (Aun así son mejores amigas.) Amitha vive en Massachusetts con su esposo, sus dos hijos y dos gatos. Este es su primer libro.

Sandhya Prabhat is an independent animator and illustrator from India. She has published nearly a dozen picture books. She also animates videos and designs e-stickers.

Sandhya Prabhat es una animadora e ilustradora independiente de India. Ha publicado aproximadamente una docena de libros ilustrados. Además, anima vídeos y diseña pegatinas electrónicas.
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Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Storytelling Math

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