Computer Fun Math
By Lisa Trumbauer
Grade 3-5-These interactive activity books
have brightly colored pages and lively text and illustrations that will
appeal to youngsters. Math includes activities to create simple graphs
and charts, make and use measuring tools, understand fractions, and
design games. Science teaches students to collect and record data,
track the weather, identify parts of an insect, and set up simple
experiments. Each book starts with computer basics such as becoming
familiar with the keyboard, monitor, and mouse but there are no
diagrams or pictures of computer screens illustrating the functions
described. Pages have numbered, step-by-step directions
enclosed in colored boxes that are sometimes difficult to read. The
books are written in an informal style, with chatty remarks such as
"duh-you knew that!" or "...old news, right?" While the subject matter
is very elementary, the "how to" directions for following the computer
activities require a more sophisticated
reading level. Most children won't have the skill or patience to read all of the directions on their own.
Kristina Aaronson, Bethel Elementary School Library, VT Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Card catalog description
Explains how to use a personal computer
to complete activities that explore math, reading, geography, and
science. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition
of this title.
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