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# Anno's Magic Seeds

A gift from a wizard makes Jack's fortune grow by ones and twos, then threes and fours, then faster and faster, challenging you to keep track of his riches.

"The real wizard is the renowned Japanese author and illustrator, who has found yet another way to introduce numbers and counting with wit and charm...Endlessly rewarding." --

"Children old...more

"The real wizard is the renowned Japanese author and illustrator, who has found yet another way to introduce numbers and counting with wit and charm...Endlessly rewarding." --

*The New York Times Book Review*"Children old...more

Hardcover, 1 page

Published
February 14th 1995
by Philomel

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Jun 24, 2009
Kirei
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A man is given two magic seeds. He is told he can eat one, and it will sustain him all winter, and plant the other one, which will bear two more magic seeds. For several years he does so, and each year winds up with one seed to plant.

But then he gets smart. He decides to eat something else, and plants BOTH seeds and ends up with four magic seeds. From then on, he is on a roll. He can eat and plant and still end up with more seeds than he started with. You are asked to do math problems to find o...more

But then he gets smart. He decides to eat something else, and plants BOTH seeds and ends up with four magic seeds. From then on, he is on a roll. He can eat and plant and still end up with more seeds than he started with. You are asked to do math problems to find o...more

6th Grade Common Core Standards:

Ratios and Proportions

6.RP.1

Expressions and Equations

6.EE.2.a

6.EE.2.c

Statistics and Probability

6.SP.4

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http://lcss.us/standards/Mathematics/...

Jun 14, 2008
Janelle
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I liked this book, but think it will only appeal to a limited audience as the child has to pay attention. I like that it has an interactive element in asking how many seeds would come next. It's a great way to practice match skills, and you could count along using actual seeds or buttons or something. I also think this is a good book to prompt a discussion about planting seeds and crops, and that would be a great follow-up activity.

Jul 14, 2012
Audrey
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This is a good book to read to work on students with doubles. Using unifix cubes to represent the seeds the students could double along with the story. There are multiple problems to keep track of, like the amount of seeds have been planted vs not planted. What would you want to be able to double if you could?

Apr 07, 2013
Allison Burke
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This is a great book to introduce word problems using addition and subtraction. It uses great math vocabulary throughout the book as well. It shows children how to connect math to everyday life. Grades 1-3

Apr 16, 2012
Debra
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Grades 4 Up

Exponential growth/Multiplication/Patterns

Plant Growth from Seeds

Exponential growth/Multiplication/Patterns

Plant Growth from Seeds

Jul 13, 2009
Jennifer
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picture-books,
math-living-books

We enjoyed this, but it wasn't our favorite.

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Mitsumasa Anno (born March 20, 1926) is a Japanese illustrator and writer of children's books, known best for picture books with few or no words. He received the international Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1984 for his "lasting contribution to children's literature".

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