Multiplying for Children in the Silicon Valley

Book Recommendation for Silicon Valley Kids

What would you get when a jar continues to expand whatever is inside of it? A fantastic magical multiplication problem! Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno is one incredibly long multiplication problem compiled in a story form. It is important to solve this book step by step so that it does not become too difficult for your child to solve. By the end, the numbers become gigantic and much more difficult, so you should have your Silicon Valley child start slowly and work their way up. If you need to, use a multiplication chart or dots to make a counting table. Factorials are a difficult concept to grasp so be patient with your child as they learn and explore the world of multiplication. Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno. This book is not for everyone, however: I would recommend it to those who enjoy math and want to practice their multiplication in a nontraditional manner with story math problems. The book also uses larger words than most children are used to so they will learn a few vocabulary words as well. I recommend this book to children in the Stanford and Silicon Valley area who are at an advanced level of mathematics and would be excited to solve long multiplication problems.

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Measurements in Math in Palo Alto

Does your child in Palo Alto know about measurement? Pigs in the Pantry by Amy Axelrod will teach your child all they need to know about measurements using questions related to cooking a chili. When mother Pig comes down with a cold, Father Pig and the pig children want to cook mother Pig her favorite dish! However, Father Pig and the Piglets are amateurs in the kitchen and don’t follow the recipe exactly. Not only that, but they leave the food cooking too long and end up starting a fire. Oh no! They need your help correcting their mistakes and making the recipe correctly. Solve these problems with your child and help them learn how to convert measurements. Your child will love the pigs and their crazy adventures! Who knew measurements could be so much fun?! This book will be a fantastic way for your child to learn measurements. After reading this book, your child could even help you cook in the kitchen. I highly recommend Pigs in the Pantry by Amy Axelrod to all children in Palo Alto and Menlo Park.

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Fractions in Menlo Park

Book Recommendation for Your Menlo Park Child

What is greater than 0 but less than 1? Well, the number is going to be a fraction of course! Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy is an absolute winner when it comes to getting your child to understand what fractions are, how to get them, and how to solve them. The visuals will help your child form clear images in their head of fractions. You may not know it, but your child probably knows some fractions already. If they eat half of their peanut butter and jelly sandwich, they may be more familiar with halves than they know. It isn’t as scary to think of fractional numbers once you can recognize real life examples of them! This book will walk your child through basic fractions, starting with one half and working their way up to fifths. The book provides tons of examples of each fraction. Your child is bound to gain tons of fraction knowledge from this book! Fractions will be an incredibly important skill for your child to master in mathematics, so start now and pick up a copy of Fraction Action at Kepler’s in Menlo Park or Barnes and Noble in Redwood City.

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Money Math in the Bay Area

Is your Bay Area child struggling to learn how to count money? Could they use extra practice with a skill that will be valuable for the rest of their life? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Pigs will be Pigs by Amy Axelrod is the right book for you! When the Pigs are hungry, they go to the fridge but find that the fridge is empty! Mother Pig hasn’t been to the bank recently so the pigs need to find more money before they go to eat out at a restaurant. They search the entire house and find money hidden in random places. Help the pigs add up the money and see how much money they have! The pigs gather their money and head to a restaurant. Your child find the total amount of money the pigs collected and then find how much money they spent on their meal. I recommend Pigs will be Pigs to all children in the Bay Area and the Silicon Valley who are learning how to count money. Check out Pigs will be Pigs at your local library in the Bay Area or purchase it at the nearest bookstore! You won’t regret reading this book with your child.

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Counting to Big Numbers in Menlo Park

Has your Menlo Park child ever wondered how big is a googol? A googol is a number with 100 zeros. Can you imagine how large that is? I could hardly picture it, but with Can You Count to a Google? by Robert Wells your child will learn to visualize the size of gigantic numbers. Can You Count to a Googol even provides examples of when numbers that large would be appropriate to use. Starting with one and building up to a googol, your child will learn an incredibly large amount about incredibly large numbers! If you begin with one and multiply by ten, you will get ten. And if you keep multiplying by ten the number will grow rather  quickly. Before you could believe it, you will have an enormous number that is so huge you can’t even imagine it would be useful for any purpose. But Robert Wells will explain why it’s important in this book. I recommend Can You Count to a Googol to all children who are learning about large numbers and are curious about thousands and millions. If you live in the Bay Area, head over to Keplers in Menlo Park or Books Inc. in Palo Alto to get yourself a copy of Can You Count to a Googol. You won’t regret it!

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Fun Learning Subtraction in Palo Alto

Subtraction Action by Loreen Leedy is the best way to teach your child in Palo Alto subtraction! The book breaks down the steps for your child so that subtraction becomes simple and easy to understand. With fantastic and colorful images, your child will be drawn into the book with different types of creative subtraction problems. Real life examples make the problems practical and easy for kids to relate to. This book will teach your child the value of subtraction in their daily life. Answers are in the back of the book ,so your child can solve the subtraction problems and check their answers right away. If your child is struggling with subtraction or needs additional practice, then Loreen Leedy’s Subtraction Action is the best book for you! I recommend this book to every child in the Palo Alto and Menlo Park area. A solid foundation of subtraction is absolutely crucial for math success in the great Palo Alto schools, so don’t wait and head over to your local book store to pick up a copy of Subtraction Action to read with your child.

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Area and Size in Palo Alto

Bigger, Better, Best by Stuart Murphy is the book for you if you want your child in Palo Alto to learn how to calculate area! Siblings are always in a competition to see who has the best room. Jilly, Jeff, and Jenny are no different! Jilly, Jeff, and Jenny are always in a disagreement to see who has the bigger, better, and best item. Who truly has the biggest room? They don’t know…until one day, they calculate the area of their rooms. Using paper to measure, they calculate the area of their windows and rooms. They take bets to see whose room is bigger. One is longer and narrower and the other room is shorter and wider. The children can’t truly tell which room is bigger until they measure the length and width of the room and find the area. Despite their guessing that one of the rooms is bigger than the others, the rooms are actually the same exact area, meaning they are the same size! Gee, were they disappointed! Bigger, Better, Best is a wonderful book for any child in the Palo Alto and Menlo Park area who is learning about area. The book will teach them how to calculate area and the importance of area in determining size.

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Bedtime Math in San Carlos

San Carlos Bedtime Math Stories

The only thing I like more than math is bedtime stories at home in San Carlos! Now, I can have it all with Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck. Featuring math word problems in fun categories like exploding foods, wild pets, extreme vehicles, sports you shouldn’t try at home, this book will appeal to kids in San Carlos with various interests! Each page features three different kinds of problems based off of a particular topic. There are three questions per page- one for wee ones, one for little ones, and one for big kids. This allows the book to be relevant for San Carlos children of most ages. In the back of the book, there are answers for each question with work showing how the answer can be obtained. The Bedtime Math series by Laura Overdeck is by far my favorite math book series!

Regardless of if your child is a math wiz or struggles with math, this book will be a fun way for them to practice math and love learning! I know your child will enjoy the book just as much as I do, so head on over to the San Carlos library or Redwood City’s Barnes and Noble book store. The math in this book will help your child succeed in math in San Carlos schools! And if you’re looking for other book recommendations and math help, go to to learn more!

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Betcha! Estimation in Menlo Park

Betcha!, a MathStart book by Stuart J. Murphy, is a story about two friends just like you. They hear about a jelly-bean estimation contest in their Menlo Park hometown, and in hopes of winning tickets to a sports game, they decide to trek down to Planet toys (where the contest is held) and try their luck!

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You get to join in on the ride as they make their way to the toy store, stopping in various places to try out their estimation skills. As they do, they show you a logical and accurate way to estimate people on a bus in Menlo Park, cars in traffic, prices of store products, and at last, the jelly beans in the jar! But I won’t ruin the ending for you.

In order to estimate so well, the boys split the items into several sections, and use multiplication for the final result. This is a method you yourself can use whenever you need to estimate things in real life or at your school in Menlo Park. This book includes great watercolor images, and even diagrams of the items being estimated! If you want to check out this book, make sure to pay a visit to either the Menlo Park or Palo Alto children’s libraries.

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Perimeter, Area, and Volume in San Carlos

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What do monsters and math have in common? Not much… until now! Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster’s Book of Dimensions by David Adler is a terrific book that will teach your San Carlos child about dimensions, perimeter, circumference, radius, area, volume, and measurements. The monsters keep the book interesting and kid-friendly, while the content is rich in important math information that will be used in San Carlos schools. Let the monsters teach your San Carlos child through word problems that they will enjoy. Any child who struggles with perimeter, area, and volume would benefit from reading Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster’s Book of Dimensions. The visuals are useful in demonstrating the concepts in a clear manner. Read this book with your child and help them develop the skills they need to be successful in math in San Carlos. I recommend this book to all of the older children I tutor at the Mathnasium of Palo Alto-Menlo Park. Head over to your local San Carlos public library or bookstore and get yourself a copy of the one and only Perimeter, Area, and Volume: A Monster’s Book of Dimensions by David Adler if you want to make sure your child has fun learning geometry.

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