¿Y si…? Una increíble forma de percibir la realidad
Some things are so huge or so old that it’s hard to wrap your mind around them, but what if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel, and touch? Instantly, we’d see our world in a whole new way.” So begins this endlessly intriguing guide to better understand all those really big ideas that numbers of children come across on a regular basis. Author David J. Smith has found clever devices to scale down everything from timelines (the history of Earth compressed into one year), to quantities (all the wealth in the world divided into one hundred coins), to size differences (the planets shown as different types of balls). Accompanying each description is a kid-friendly drawing by illustrator Steve Adams that visually reinforces the concept. An excellent classroom reference that can be reached for again and again when studying scale and measurement in math, and also for any number of applications in social studies, science and language arts.