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# Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream

Amanda Bean loves to count everything, from the books in the library to the popcorn in her bowl. If only she could count faster! Her teacher tries to persuade her of the virtues of multiplication, but Amanda remains unconvinced--until she has an amazing dream. Full color.

Hardcover, 40 pages

Published
August 1st 1998
by Scholastic Press

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The best part about this book is that the readers come to visualize multiplication. There are many groups to see - trays of baked goods, kitchen tiles, books on shelves, and sheep on bicycles!

At the end of the book, the great Marily ...more

Purpose: This would be a good book to introduce multiplication to a class, especially using the repeated addition method and explaining why we multiply to make things easier. It would be best used for K3 in introducing multiplication. It would also be a good book to introduce grouping to ...more

I would use this for a read aloud for a 3rd grade classroom during a math class for a lesson on multiplication. Students would benefit from it because it provides a fun way to learn not only multiplication, but counting rows and columns which is something that definitely needs a visual aid for students. Teachers could use this book along with a cou ...more

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Amanda Bean is a girl with alot of great adventures she has had a lot of great dreams comparing to math she has tryed to culculate all of her math usive steps. I think that she is a great person with alot of insperation and idea's also dreams. She has showed examples of how her dreams had showed that math was a great idea to show how much things cost and how much money you would get back when you buy the iteams that you want to buy. I think that in my prediction that Amanda Bean has alot of grea
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However, I wish that there was more evidence of skip counting, showing that transition. I was also expecting a multiplication table or a list of the multiplication facts that Amanda was supposed to learn at the end of the book. It wasn't there. That was disappointing.

~Great for introducing multiplication

~Shows how a large group can be counted by making smaller groups within it.

~Great for 2-3 grade

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Cindy Neuschwander is a native Californian, born in San Diego, CA. Her father was a naval officer and later a high school teacher and her mother was a homemaker. She has one younger brother.

Cindy graduated with a BA in International Studies from Willamette University and earned an MA from Stanford University. She has taught all grades in elementary school as well as high school.

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Cindy graduated with a BA in International Studies from Willamette University and earned an MA from Stanford University. She has taught all grades in elementary school as well as high school.

Cindy began writing ...more

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