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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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5 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

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
rated it
4 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Shelves:
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
rated it
5 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

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
rated it
4 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

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

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

Apr 26, 2015
Ashley Storms
rated it
4 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

Shelves:
own,
primary,
emergent,
concept-book,
food,
candy,
picture-book,
informational,
colors,
numbers

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

Apr 14, 2013
Shamilah Gillani
rated it
5 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

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
rated it
4 of 5 stars
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review of another edition

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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