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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Draw Plus Math: Enhance Math Learning Through Art Activities - Freddie Levin

Draw Plus Math
Enhance Math Learning
Through Art Activities
Draw Math Cover

written and illustrated by
Freddie Levin

64 pages full color
8.5 x 11 · 200+ drawings
For ages 6 and up
ISBN: 978-0-939217-90-8
$8.99 trade paperback
Publication Date: October 2010

Published by Peel Productions, Inc. Vancouver, WA.

Distributed by North Light Books,
a division of F&W Publications.

Available at bookstores, libraries, online, or call 800-345-6665.
Meet Freddie Levin

Feddie Levin
Freddie Levin has been making art since the sky was yellow and there were witches and dinosaurs, and no TV. She has a studio in Chicago that she shares with two noisy, colorful birds and a fish named Seabiscuit.

She has illustrated picture books, readers, workbooks, greeting cards, and game boards. She is the author/illustrator of an award winning series called 1-2-3 Draw. Books in this series include 1-2-3 Draw Ocean Life, 1-2-3 Draw Horses, 1-2-3 Draw Pets and Farm Animals, 1-2-3 Draw Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals, 1-2-3 Draw Wild Animals, 1-2-3 Draw Knights, Castles, and Dragons, 1-2-3 Draw Cars, Trucks and Other Vehicles, and 1-2-3 Draw Mythical Creatures. Over a million and a half copies have been sold worldwide.

Her licensing company, Polkadot Pie, produces images for paper goods, greeting cards, holiday decorations, home decor, stickers, window clings, puzzles, and much, much more.

Levin also loves to make puppets, tiny stages, and fine giclee prints. Besides art, she is also interested in ballet, yoga, gardens, birds, and anything with frosting.

Enhance Math Learning
Through Art Activities

Studies consistently show that when it comes to mathematics, American students don't come close to the level of achievement reached by their peers around the world. A hot new book promises to solve that problem using art activities to explore basic math concepts.

DrawMathPlusPG5In her 12th title from Peel Productions, (1-2-3 Draw series total: 23 titles; over 1.5 million sold), Freddie Levin uses her proven, step-by-step drawing instructions to offer lessons that supplement math learning in an innovative way. Draw Plus Math: Enhance Math Learning Through Art Activities presents lessons based on learning goals outlined by the Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM;

By enhancing math learning through art activities with exercises and games, Levin turns the sometimes frightening and often challenging concepts of math into something fun and approachable. Colorful robots, critters, odd creatures, and more all play an active role in teaching beginning math concepts.

Veteran teacher Kathy Teitelman comments, "This activity book contains how-to-draw lessons cleverly woven with major math concepts. It's an entertaining way for new math concepts to be introduced to younger students or reviewed by older students."

Story ideas that could be developed using Draw Plus Math
- Math Is All Around Us...Let's Count the Ways
- Shape Up Your Math Skills With Drawings
- Numbers Can Be Fun When You Add a Pencil &
  Some Crayons

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