Product Description Help kids with their math skills plus their reading skills with the engaging and fun MathStart series! Most classrooms celebrate 100 days of school. But for Mrs. Lopez's class, it's 100 days of cool! Something new and cool is bound to happen every day, all the way from 1 to 100. Kids will love the story and the illustrations. Parents and educators will love how the story and pictures make understanding the math concepts a breezeâas well as the concrete examples of how math works. The book contains activities for adults to do with kids to extend math into their own lives.Â Math = Fun! MathStart is an award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy that teaches math through stories and visual models. Young readers find the stories engaging and relatable, because each story revolves around practical applications of the math concept being presented and features lively art from top-notch illustrators. Charts and other visual representations help children understand how the math works and promote deeper comprehension. This unique combination of stories, illustrations, and visual models helps teachers and parents in the teaching of math and provides all children with the opportunity to succeed. The 63-book series is divided into three levels with 21 books in each.Â The math concepts taught in MathStart books conform to state and national standards. Level 1 is Pre-KâKindergarten; Level 2 is Grades 1â3; Level 3 is Grades 2â4.Â The series follows math topics across grades so there is a foundational path to learning that runs through the levels. From the Back Cover Stuart J. Murphy travels all over the United States talking to thousands of kids. And you'll never believe what they talk about: MATH! Stuart shows kids that they use math every day -- to share a pizza, spend their allowance, and even sort socks. Stuart writes funny stories about math -- and if you read his books, you'll start to see the fun in math, too. Most classrooms celebrate 100 days of school. But for Mrs. Lopez's class, it's 100 days of cool! Something new and cool is bound to happen every day, all the way from 1 to 100. About the Author Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston. John Bendall-Brunello lives with his wife, Tiziana, in Cambridge, England, and Cannes, France. Besides illustrating children's books, he also enjoys playing the piano and a good game of snooker or chess. John has illustrated I Love You This Much by Lynn Hodges and Sue Buchanan and wagmore gently by Linda Ashman.