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Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement
Mischief and measurement go hand in hand in this hilarious story about a beaver trying to fix the leak in his clam and the bull-frog who plays a big joke on him. What do twelve snails, three lizards, and one hungry snake have to do with Milo Beaver's leak and Bubba Bullfrog's joke? Well, it just so happens that these pond-side animals are the perfect tools for measuring . ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published April 1st 1997 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
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This would be a great book to supplement a math unit where the goal is to understand measurement and conversion (inch, feet, and yard). This books gives kids a fun way to breakdown these concepts and does a good job explaining and repeating the conversions. In the back of the book is another visual of the conversions made throughout the story as well as some cool facts about the animals depicted.
This is a great math literature book I would use to teach about measurements. It compares an inch to a length of a snail and a foot to the length of a lizard. These analogies will help students understand that 12 inches is equivalent to one foot and also assist in helping students understand other units of measurements.
This is another cute book about measurement. It uses animals to represent inches, feet, and yards. It gives the students a much easier way of understanding each unit and being able to know when it is appropriate to use it. There is also an adorable lesson plan using ribbons to go along with it.
This book teaches students about measuring. It starts out with inches, then moves to feet, and then yards. I think that this book is just so cute! This also follows the Van Hiele model. It uses snail units to show children how to measure vs. jumping into more formal instruments of measuring.
Good introduction to measurements book. Would be fun to read the book than have the students find things around the class that can be used for equivalent measurements. Great for showing the relationship of centimeters to inches and inches to feet.