A wonderful resource for parents, caregivers, and educators who want to start introducing their kids to mathematical ways of thinking.Lani and Rabbert were so thirsty after playing outside one hot summer afternoon. They ran into the house to get the biggest drink they could find. But which cup holds more? With vivid illustrations, young readers can follow Lani and Rabbert as they observe, explore, and experiment and, along the way, become aware of the everyday math around them. This book was inspired by the Measure Up math curriculum project, a project of the Curriculum Research & Development Group (CRDG) at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Measure Up promotes an innovative approach to early grades mathematics that uses familiar quantities that children encounter in their everyday lives. We hope this book serves as an inspiration for you and your child to broaden your view of math.
About the Author
Seanyelle Yagi (Author) Seanyelle Yagi, PhD, has been a mathematics educator for more than twenty years, as an elementary and middle school teacher, a mathematics coach, and a complex area and state level resource teacher. She is currently a curriculum developer and teacher/researcher. She continues to learn from teaching students early algebraic concepts through the escapades of Lani and Rabbert. In her free time Seanyelle enjoys going on adventures around O'ahu with her husband and son.Linda Venenciano (Author) Linda Venenciano, PhD, is a mathematics educator who is endlessly curious about how children learn to reason and persevere to make sense of patterns and other observations in their world. Linda has pursued these interests through her work as a teacher and a university professor. She is also the proud mother of two daughters who have never been afraid of math.Fay Zenigami (Author) Fay Zenigami is a teacher, curriculum developer, and researcher in mathematics education who is delving into storytelling to share her love of her favorite subject. She enjoys the energy, wonder, and belief of young children when they enter a world of fanciful adventures that introduces them to new ideas in a fun way, especially when it's about mathematics!