What's the Difference?: An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story
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What's the Difference?: An Endangered Animal Subtraction Story

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In Suzanne Slade's latest book, What's the Difference?, you can celebrate the huge difference caring people make for endangered animals while you practice subtraction skills. In this sequel to her popular addition title, What's New at the Zoo?, Slade presents a new subtraction problem in each clever rhyming verse. The colorful watercolors include realistic animals set in l...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 10th 2010 by Arbordale Publishing
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Vera Godley
Introducing math into the daily lives of children is the best way to make certain it takes root and comes to life in their thinking and reasoning. Bringing the math concepts into the storybook is a concept that has life and validity all its own.

Arbordale Publishing (previously Sylvan Dell Publishing) has several books that bring educational concepts - particularly math - into the storyline as well as infusing the story with other facts and concepts. In What's the Difference children are introduc...more
Another great book from Sylvan Dell company that packs in a good story about endangered animals, has beautifully vivid illustrations, and is also a great learning experience. This particular book not only contains the back section unique to these books entitled "For Creative Minds" that educates children on endangered animals, but throughout the book basc subtraction problems are on each page that help children learn about endangered animals and the conservation efforts to fix this global issue.
Joanna Marple
Each double page offers a simple rhyming stanza asking the child to look carefully at the animals illustrated and do the simple subtraction problem. The book could be read to young children with just the rhymes and math. However, for the older children there is a text box describing in simple terms, the species, the habitat dangers they have been facing and how things have improved for the species over the past years. So, for example, DDT had been causing the shells of these birds to become so t...more
Grade Level(s): K-2
* Teaches students subtraction skills
* Introduces endangered animal species to students; can be used during an animal unit in science
* Uses rhyming words (math literacy book)
* As a lesson extension, have students write and illustrate their own short subtraction stories using one or two of the endangered animal species mentioned in the book.
Kathleen Ruff
This is a great math literature book to read when discussing subtraction. This book gives small word problems on each page using animals therefore allowing them to read but also uknowingly solve the math problems within the book which increases their math skills.
This book combines math and science concepts to show young readers how humans conserve or endanger animal populations.
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