Join the Arithmechicks on a mathematical adventure in the big city! Help them solve a mystery in this playful picture book that demonstrates the concept of ordinal numbers in a clever story featuring ten math-loving chicks.
Publishers Weekly described the Arithmechicks as an “enjoyable resource for young ones stepping up their counting game."
The Arithmechicks and Mouse are excited to be traveling to the city—even more so when they learn that Mama has planned a secret scavenger hunt, culminating in a mysterious 10th stop! But when one chick wants to be the best, he starts disrupting the plans. How can these frustrated chicks (and Mouse) show their sibling that it’s better to work together? This adventure with the Arithmechicks is made up of math, a mystery, and, most of all, humor and heart.
Ann Marie Stephens draws upon thirty years of teaching experience to ensure that readers absorb math while having fun. The book also includes a helpful glossary that defines the modern arithmetic strategies the chicks use throughout the story.
Join the Arithmechicks on all of their math adventures! Readers will explore addition in Arithmechicks Add Up, subtraction in Arithmechicks Take Away, fact families in Arithmechicks Take a Calculation Vacation, greater than/less than/equal to in Arithmechicks Explore More, fractions in Arithmechicks Play Fair, and ordinal numbers in Arithmechicks Find Their Place.
About the Author
Ann Marie Stephens was an elementary teacher for over 30 years and is the author of nine picture books. A contributing writer for Kwame Alexander’s The Write Thing, she blogs for teachers at 2happyteachers.blogspot.com. You can find her on Facebook, Ann Marie Stephens (AMStephensAuthor), and on Instagram and Twitter @AMStephens.
Jia Liu received her MFA in illustration Practice from the Maryland Institute College of Arts in 2016. She is also the illustrator of Terrific Tongues, her debut picture book in the United States, and Bedtime for Beasties as well as the Arithmechicks series.