The Children’s Book Review
Published: June 30, 2012
Then she was raised on the Caribbean island of Trinidad and the charming country of Germany before moving to America. Her travels impact her stories with a sense of compassion and love for all people!
Van Horn thrived at the university of North Carolina at Charlotte where she earned a BA in Elementary Education in 1993. She went on to earn the highest degree possible for educators by becoming a National Board Certified Teacher in 2000. In addition, she earned a MaEd. in Elementary Education from her alma mater in 2002 and she renewed her certification as a National Board Certified Teacher in 2010. It is evident that Van Horn is a firm believer that education equals authentic empowerment for a successful and fulfilling life. Currently, Stephanie P. Van Horn lives in North Carolina with her supportive husband, amazing daughter and mischievous malti-poo.
As an educator to elementary students, she creates an academic environment that makes learning both engaging and memorable! Through her first book, “Math Rapmatics: Mathematical Rhymes Right On Time,” Stephanie displays her passion for knowledge by forming mathematical concepts to music and rap. Her desired goal is to take learning to a higher level. She realizes that there is a need for authentic educational and energizing resources. Frankly, many students are just plain bored when it comes to math. Van Horn is determined to change this perspective. She enjoys writing because it allows her to reach children from all over the world. Children everywhere inspire her to write. They deserve to enjoy learning.
“Math Rapmatics: Mathematical Rhymes Right On Time” is a unique collection of raps created to teach crucial mathematical concepts in an exciting way. Readers will be thoroughly engaged as they learn about telling time, symmetrical shapes, congruent figures, number sense and reading greater than and less than signs. This beautiful hard cover book includes a rap CD. The book includes art created by Rick Daniel. Van Horn insisted that the art work in the book add to the lessons of each rap. The CD matches the lyrics word for word making this a great book for learning to read new words in addition to learning math in a cool hip-hop manner.
“Math Rapmatics” is being used in all 26 Freedom Partner Schools in Charlotte, NC to make math lessons for struggling children exciting and engaging. It is also used by the second grade teachers at Mountain Island Charter School in Mt. Holly, NC to enrich their math program. The book is loved by children of all ages. Children as young as four and as old as twelve have found it to be great fun and educational at the same time. It is checked out quite often from all of the Union County Public Libraries during the school year and during the summer months.
Get your dancing shoes ready and join the math fun. Your copy of Math Rapmatics: Mathematical Rhymes Right On Time by Stephanie P. Van Horn can be purchased at www.stephanievanhorn.com. You can also learn more about the author at her site.
Education…enjoy the journey!
Written By Stephanie P. Van Horn
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