This is a silly tale where a couple finds a magic pot that doubles everything! This would be a good mini lesson for a math lesson on doubles in multipThis is a silly tale where a couple finds a magic pot that doubles everything! This would be a good mini lesson for a math lesson on doubles in multiplication. Teacher could ask: What would you want to double? How many of something would we need to put in the pot to have enough for ____ people?...more

This is a good book to introduce the concept of probability. Teachers can talk about how "likely" Jack is going to get what he wants. Using pictures oThis is a good book to introduce the concept of probability. Teachers can talk about how "likely" Jack is going to get what he wants. Using pictures of the food items you can ask the students what is more likely to happen and why? You could use this as part of your mini lesson and then go into probability games with manipulatives. ...more

This is a cute book to use in younger grades at the beginning of the year to talk about how we treat our new friends. Also, it is a good math activityThis is a cute book to use in younger grades at the beginning of the year to talk about how we treat our new friends. Also, it is a good math activity for length of names using non-standard measurement. You could apply one cube per letter and see who has the longest first and last name in the class. You could then graph the information!...more

A Chair for My Mother, by Vera Williams is a book from my past. It could be used to start a unit on money. Although there are no specific numbers in tA Chair for My Mother, by Vera Williams is a book from my past. It could be used to start a unit on money. Although there are no specific numbers in the book you could do an estimation jar, or work with kids on real world applications for money, as well as the importance of saving money for things you really want. ...more