If you think a yard is a place to play ball, feet are only good for wearing shoes, and a palm is just a tree that grows in Miami, think again! They are all actually units of measure--different ways of measuring how tall, how short and how faraway things are. In this simple, hands-on math concept book, you'll learn how the ancient Egyptians and Romans used their fingers, hands, arms, and legs as measuring tools. But don't worry if it's all Greek to you. With David A. Adler's playful, informative text and Nancy Tobin's colorful illustrations explaining the difference between customary and metric systems, you'll really measure up!
About the Author
David A. Adler, a former math teacher, wants children to understand how much fun math can really be. He and illustrator Nancy Tobin have collaborated on two other books introducing math concepts, Fraction Fun and Shape Up! Mr. Adler is also the author of the acclaimed Picture Book Biography series for children, several Judaica titles, and numerous riddle books. He lives with his family in New York.
Nancy Tobin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later studied at Kendall College. She is also the illustrator of How Tall, How Short, How Faraway, and Shape Up! She lives in New Jersey.