What Is Math?

by Rebecca Kai Dotlich (Author) Sachiko Yoshikawa (Illustrator)

What Is Math?
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

A lively celebration of math and all the ways it applies to everyday life.

What is math? So many things! Counting and calendars, weights and fractions, shapes and distances, charting and graphing. Math is the way we measure and code our world, from seasons to clocks, recipes, classrooms, and beyond. Math is all around us!

This rousing read aloud offers an engaging and accessible introduction to math--perfect for sparking an early interest in STEM subjects for young children.

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Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Rebecca Kai Dotlich is a poet and the author of many award-winning picture books for young readers, including Race Car Count; What Can a Crane Pick Up?; One Day, The End; and What Is Science?, which was a Bank Street College of Education Best Children's Book of the Year and a finalist in the Children's Science Picture Book category of the AAAS/Subaru the Best of Science Book & Film Prize. She lives in Indiana.

Sachiko Yoshikawa grew up in Tokyo, where her parents ran a salon. Her mother was a stylist, while her father kept track of the financials, often with an abacus. It was on the abacus that Sachiko learned to add and subtract. She still uses a mental image of her father's abacus when solving simple math problems. Sachiko is the illustrator of Beach Is to Fun: A Book of Relationships as well as What Is Science? She lives in California with her family.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
July 20, 2022

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