One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi

One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi


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One Grain of Rice is a gorgeous book about.... math! Rani, a village girl, outsmarts a greedy Raja into providing rice for her village-- starting with just one grain -- that grows exponentially over the course of the book into over a billion grains. The illustrations, inspired by traditional Indian miniature paintings, are beautiful and detailed. The arrangements of images, gradually becoming arrays (items organized in columns and rows) as the numbers grow, make math concepts easy to understand.

The narrative and the stunning illustrations create a real sense of the culture and atmosphere of this romantic land. Scholastic Press, 1997. Hardcover, 40 pages.

Dimensions: 10" x 10"

Condition: Good. School stamp, some wear to pages, and back cover corner has a tear. See photos.

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