An engaging, fun, active and gentle way to introduce children to mathematic concepts, through whimsical, light hearted rhyming stories with kind and gentle characters.
I was thrilled when Kimberley, the author, agreed to send me the books to review and use in our homeschool. I didn't, however realise, that I would be receiving five autographed books from Kimberley, that was very sweet. :-)
Arthimetic Village is built on the premise that the best learning experiences are effortless and light hearted. With the engaging characters inside the covers of these books children will develop a deep understanding of number value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Each book covers these concepts in more detail.
It uses verse to introduce the basic math concept of number value and sets the tone for the Village.
Arithmetic Village explains number placement with easy to understand symbols: one jewel = 1, a golden bag = 10, and a treasure chest = 100.
Polly Plus is the second book in the series.
Polly introduces the concept of addition by collecting and adding jewels to give to the King.
Linus playfully introduces the concept of subtraction.
He joyfully loses jewels throughout the village.
Tina is fast and efficient as she introduces the concept of multiplication.
She discovered the trick of counting in groups to make adding quick.
King David is mighty and wise, sharing jewels equally is what he decides.
He introduces the concept of division by equally distributing jewels throughout the village.
His dog, Rover gets the jewels that are remaining.
I am very excited to have these in our collection for Math this year and in the coming years. I know that K will love the characters immensely and I am looking forward to sharing the stories with her.
I've been busy preparing my jewels, sacks of jewels and chest of jewels for K to play with and explore and I am just now heading over to the Arthimetic Village site to begin printing and laminating all of the fabulous activities that Kimberley has made available over there.
I'll keep you updated on how we are enjoying Arthimetic Village but in the meantime I thought you might like to watch this short video series, from the Kimberley, about the stories.