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Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes (MathStart 2) (Paperback)

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By Stuart J. Murphy, Remy Simard (Illustrator)


Help kids with their math skills plus their reading skills with the engaging and fun MathStart series!

Captain Invicible and the Space Shapes is perfect for teaching 3-dimensional shapes to first, second, and third graders. Captain Invincible and his space-dog, Comet, are on a perilous journey back to Earth! Throughout their mission, the fearless captain and his canine sidekick encounter asteroids, poisonous gas, and alien beings. But will their knowledge of three-dimensional shapes, including cubes, cones, and pyramids, help our heroes navigate past these obstacles—and make it safely home? 

Kids will love the story and the illustrations by Remy Simard. Parents and educators will love how the story and pictures make understanding the math concepts a breeze—as well as the concrete examples of how math works. The book contains activities for adults to do with kids to extend math into their own lives. Math = Fun!

MathStart is an award-winning series by Stuart J. Murphy that teaches math through stories and visual models. Young readers find the stories engaging and relatable, because each story revolves around practical applications of the math concept being presented and features lively art from top-notch illustrators.

Charts and other visual representations help children understand how the math works and promote deeper comprehension. This unique combination of stories, illustrations, and visual models helps teachers and parents in the teaching of math and provides all children with the opportunity to succeed.

The 63-book series is divided into three levels with 21 books in each. The math concepts taught in MathStart books conform to state and national standards. Level 1 is Pre-K–Kindergarten; Level 2 is Grades 1–3; Level 3 is Grades 2–4.  The series follows math topics across grades so there is a foundational path to learning that runs through the levels.

About the Author

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

Rémy Simard has two hands. With one hand, he has written several children's books, including My Dog Is An Elephant. With the other, he draws little things like cars, rockets, and stars. Captain Invincible And The Space Shapes is his first book to be published in the United States. He lives in Montreal, Canada.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780064467315
ISBN-10: 0064467317
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: August 21st, 2001
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: MathStart 2