by Claudia Zaslavsky, Wangechi Mutu (Illustrator), Wangechi Mutu (Illustrator)
In the African marketplace, people buy and trade using many different languages including various methods of finger counting. This beautifully illustrated picture book takes readers on a tour of the markets, showing the traditional finger counting styles of various African peoples. Many children develop math phobia early. This book explores the practicality of math within the context of African culture and helps children see that math can be fun and creative.
Describes how finger counting is used for communication of price and quantity in an African market place.
Hardcover: 32 pages