I was very surprised and impressed with You Can Count on Monsters. It' s a math book like NO other:) Written by Richard Schwartz, a mathematician and professor at Brown University, You Can Count on Monsters is a fun way to learn, relearn or just practice the concepts of prime numbers and factoring from 1-100!

Each prime number is given it's own personality based on dots, like Monster #2 (his dots are his eyes). So when you work with composite numbers that can be factored, the new monster is the mixture of the prime numbers that it is made out of...

For example, 14!! Each number includes the factor tree and the monster that is created. So from the factor tree you see that 14 is the composite of 7 and 2. Do you see Monster #2 in Monster #14?? yes, in his MOUTH:)

My kids are still a little too young to totally understand the concepts, but my oldest is learning her multiplication facts and has enjoyed "testing herself". My son though.... he was immediately drawn to the monsters!! And both kids loved trying to figure out which prime number monsters made the mixture monsters.

It's a very colorful and fun way to learn and explore math:)

Learn more from a fun and informative feature of You Can Count on Monsters on NPR!!

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My boy says "3" is his favorite... but I think that's because he's three years old... Hm. I guess that still counts. lol.

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