From the Series Math It!
In Weigh It!, early fluent readers learn about weighing in both the imperial and metric systems by exploring a variety of real-world examples. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text encourage young readers to look around them for opportunities to practice weighing.
Infographics illustrate key concepts, and an activity offers kids an opportunity to extend discovery. Children can learn more about weighing using our safe search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. Weigh It! also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Weigh It! is part of Jump!’s Math It! series.
|Interest Level||Grade 2 - Grade 5|
|Reading Level||Grade 2|
|Category||Beginning Readers, STEM|
|Number of Pages||24|
Series Made Simple
A highly interactive series that makes clear many basic math concepts. Readers will immediately recognize ideas like weighing and measuring as math topics but may not realize that sorting and guessing are also math-related actions. Each page combines bright photos and simple text. Questions for readers are peppered throughout each volume and will really get kids thinking about the concepts covered. The metric and U.S. systems of measurement are covered in Weigh It! and Measure It! Graph It! covers data collection as well as picture, bar, and pie graphs so that this single volume alone provides a solid overview of graphing. Guess It! instructs readers on mathematical estimation so that, for instance, they can decide if they have enough money for lunch. Each volume concludes with a hands-on activity to further reinforce the lessons presented. VERDICT A welcome tool for introductory math instruction for school libraries.
Booklist (Miriam Aronin)
Readers will find a good basic explanation of weight, how to find it for various objects, and related topics in this Math It! series title. Interesting real-life examples and applications, such as determining whether a suitcase is too heavy to check on an airplane, prevent the topic from becoming too dry. Animals feature in many examples, and their photos add charm and appeal to the book. For instance, the author compares the weight of an animal, such as a rabbit or a giraffe, as measured in both standard and metric systems, and the chapter on units relies heavily on farm animals of different weights. A fun concluding activity involves making a balance from paper plates. Readers will likely enjoy this practical yet lighthearted approach to a weighty subject.