Publisher: Fayad W. Ali
THE BARTON SERIESThe Barton Series was conceptualised and written with the primary objective of encouraging young students to appreciate how mathematics in used in the real world. The series explore mathematics through the creation of a model child, ‘Barton’ whose life experiences are captured through delightful, realistic and entertaining stories. The stories span just about all the activities in which young children participate in school and with their families during their young, juvenile, carefree and adventurous years.The authors believe that a major and poignant barrier to the learning, understanding and appreciation of mathematics is the inability of students to comprehend the language embedded in worded problems. The books therefore provide a novel vehicle to connect numeracy and literacy since, comprehension, most assuredly, is really the key to decoding the mathematics. ...