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# The M&M's Counting Book

The "M&M'S" "RM" Brand Counting Book has taught thousands of children the basics of numbers and counting. Now a new generation can enjoy this colorful classic.

Paperback, 32 pages

Published
August 1st 2002
by Charlesbridge Publishing
(first published January 1st 1994)

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May 06, 2015
Anna Lawrence
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Shelves:
childrens-information-books

Personal Reaction:

One reason I enjoyed this book was because they used m&m's to do math and I love m&m's! I really like doing math and learning with materials that I personally enjoy because it makes me want to learn and like learning a lot more. This reminded me of when I was younger and my teacher would bring in candy or treats for us and incorporate them in learning because it definitely engages students more. I liked how the book was very self explanatory and easy to comprehend, whic ...more

One reason I enjoyed this book was because they used m&m's to do math and I love m&m's! I really like doing math and learning with materials that I personally enjoy because it makes me want to learn and like learning a lot more. This reminded me of when I was younger and my teacher would bring in candy or treats for us and incorporate them in learning because it definitely engages students more. I liked how the book was very self explanatory and easy to comprehend, whic ...more

Apr 30, 2015
Emily Wright
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children-s-information

Personal Response - This is a very good book for young children. I was intrigued with the colors and the way they tried to teach the lesson from counting 1 - 12. I feel like children will be visually attracted to this book and it will teach them as they are entertained.

Purpose - This would make for an interesting book to help demonstrate a lesson for young children learning to count. This book could be involved in a lesson while the teacher uses real M and M's to follow the book. This is also gr ...more

Purpose - This would make for an interesting book to help demonstrate a lesson for young children learning to count. This book could be involved in a lesson while the teacher uses real M and M's to follow the book. This is also gr ...more

May 04, 2015
Hend Alalwani
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Shelves:
children-s-information

Personal reaction,

I really enjoyed reading this book because it teaches children how to count numbers and about different shapes like square. Also, it teaches to arrange a set and read it. I really like how the author teaches children number by put them in long line, or in sets.

Purpose/use in the classroom,

Read aloud for children whose in preschool and kindergarten. From this book children can learn about numbers and how to count to twelve, different shapes, and learn about colors like green, or ...more

I really enjoyed reading this book because it teaches children how to count numbers and about different shapes like square. Also, it teaches to arrange a set and read it. I really like how the author teaches children number by put them in long line, or in sets.

Purpose/use in the classroom,

Read aloud for children whose in preschool and kindergarten. From this book children can learn about numbers and how to count to twelve, different shapes, and learn about colors like green, or ...more

Feb 28, 2014
Van Phan
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Shelves:
csulb-etec-545-children,
counting

(1 beginning books) counting and also from StoryPlace (http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/p...)

This book is great for children that are starting to count, distinguish different colors and shapes. This book educates reader’s numbers from one through twelve, six colors by using the M&M chocolates, and three main shapes (triangle, circle, and square). Because the illustrations in the book only focus on six colors, there isn’t a lot of mixture or diversity of colors. The M&M colors to stand ...more

This book is great for children that are starting to count, distinguish different colors and shapes. This book educates reader’s numbers from one through twelve, six colors by using the M&M chocolates, and three main shapes (triangle, circle, and square). Because the illustrations in the book only focus on six colors, there isn’t a lot of mixture or diversity of colors. The M&M colors to stand ...more

Nov 27, 2015
Rachel Boatright
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Shelves:
tch-lrn-307,
math

The M&M’s counting book is one of my favorite books dealing with math. As a teacher I think this could give the perfect math assignment while also letting your kids have fun and have a little treat. In this counting book children don’t only learn their numbers but they also learn about colors, shapes, sets of twelve, and subtraction. The best part is the way the book works is that it ends with subtraction and each time they get rid of an M&M they get to eat it. This book is written in a
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I love this idea for a book because it uses something really appealing to children to engage them in learning. It also contains lots of fun, delicious-looking pictures. I would use this in my lower-elementary classroom to practice counting and introduce various math conc ...more

Summary: The M&M characters take you through a lesson in sorting and counting m&m’s. The reader is rewarded for all of their hard work by being able to eat the m&m’s through subtraction.

Critique- Rhyme

I thought the rhyming used in the book actually took away from the lesson. It was very remedial and unoriginal. It made the book seem childish and silly. Also I felt that the concepts jumped around a lot. Children of a younger age learn their shapes, but th ...more

I liked this book. I think it could be a great asset to some teachers and can be used as a segway into instructional algorithms.

I would use this book during math time. I think teachers could build off of concepts shown into the book and move their kids to use manipulatives in the classroom.

I think this book is so cute! Students would love that it is M&Ms and the teacher could even let them have a few M&Ms when the read it to count along!

I would love to use this in my library or even my math lesson! Very cute and fun but also productive!

Feb 23, 2016
Cassie Houck
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Shelves:
childrens-lit,
classroom

This book introduces counting, addition, subtraction, and shapes such as squares, triangles, and circles with M&Ms which just makes it so fun!

I loved this book because it is a fun interactive book.

I would definitely use this book in a kindergarten class to introduce subtraction or shapes. I could even use this in a preschool setting.

I loved this book because it is a fun interactive book.

I would definitely use this book in a kindergarten class to introduce subtraction or shapes. I could even use this in a preschool setting.

Apr 26, 2015
Ashley Storms
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Shelves:
picture-book,
informational,
concept-book,
primary,
food,
emergent,
colors,
own,
candy,
numbers

This is an entertaining counting book for anyone with a sweet tooth! Recommended for primary students.

Apr 14, 2013
Shamilah Gillani
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Shelves:
math-literature

I love any math activity that incorporates food! This is another great hands-on activity for students to practice their counting, this time with M&Ms. I would implement this book for my students to practice making shapes, counting, addition, subtraction, multiplication, grouping, sorting, and graphing. Students can practice all these skills with the help of this book and have tons of fun while doing math!

Sep 26, 2008
Robin Heimann
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Recommended to Robin by:
My sister

This is a fun book to help teach kids numbers and sorting. The kids love it because they get candy. I use the tiny M&M's so they don't get as much sugar. You could also use colored chips of paper. It is a good book for younger grade classrooms. The kids I have read it to have enjoyed it.

Fun way to do math. Challenging if you cannot have food in your school, but might be an interesting inspiration to create their own math stories with manipulatives.

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