In this story students learn to relate amounts up to a dollar to making purchases in the cafeteria. Text to world and text to self connections take plIn this story students learn to relate amounts up to a dollar to making purchases in the cafeteria. Text to world and text to self connections take place when students think about things they have purchased or would like to purchase in relation to the amount of money they have to do. This book could also lead to conversations of needs vs wants. Useful for grades two and three....more

Several friends enter contests and must decide how to divide the prizes amongst themselves. Ths book gives children ideas about what they can do withSeveral friends enter contests and must decide how to divide the prizes amongst themselves. Ths book gives children ideas about what they can do with real life remainders (ex:cookies, toys, etc). This book would work well with second and third graders learning division....more

Four friends want to fix up their clubhouse but need money. They open a lemonade stand and use bar graphs to track their sales. This book illustratesFour friends want to fix up their clubhouse but need money. They open a lemonade stand and use bar graphs to track their sales. This book illustrates basic economics and working for what you want. In class a discussion about different types of graphs and beginning economics could take place. Appropriate for first thru third grade....more

This book showcases division by 2, 3, and 4. Examples of division problems with remainders and simple ways to adjust problem and get rid of remaindersThis book showcases division by 2, 3, and 4. Examples of division problems with remainders and simple ways to adjust problem and get rid of remainders. Manipulatives could be used in the class for modeling. Great for second and third grade....more

In two tickets to ride a little girl gets 50 tickets to the fair and must decide how she will divide them. How many friends should she invite? The cosIn two tickets to ride a little girl gets 50 tickets to the fair and must decide how she will divide them. How many friends should she invite? The cost of the rides varies, so what should they ride and how many rides can they ride? An introduction to remainders. Great for second and third grade....more

Awesome book. Once a teacher tells her class that almost everything can be thought of as a math problem, one student develops math anxiety. The book gAwesome book. Once a teacher tells her class that almost everything can be thought of as a math problem, one student develops math anxiety. The book gives several examples of how math is around us everyday. In the end the little boy gets over his fear of math. I would use this book for children in grages 2-4....more

Such a cute story where perimeter and area are related to real life. A mother must have a place for all of her extended family to sit during dinner. SSuch a cute story where perimeter and area are related to real life. A mother must have a place for all of her extended family to sit during dinner. Should tables be pushed together of spaced apart? Which design will yield the greatest amount of seating? In a class setting students could follow along with manipulatives to help differentiate between perimeter and area....more

This was a cute book about a King wanted to give his Queen the best gift of all. A bed tailored especially for her. The problem comes in when the measThis was a cute book about a King wanted to give his Queen the best gift of all. A bed tailored especially for her. The problem comes in when the measurements are needeed, everyone's feet are different sizes. This book would be good for introducing standard measurement....more

A triangle who is no longer happy being a triangle pulls himself all out of shape thinking he will be better as another shape. This book is a great reA triangle who is no longer happy being a triangle pulls himself all out of shape thinking he will be better as another shape. This book is a great read aloud that a teacher can lead the class with Geo-boards to....more

An introduction to division. Grandma's kids must share the cookies she baked between all the children who keep coming. This models a very possible reaAn introduction to division. Grandma's kids must share the cookies she baked between all the children who keep coming. This models a very possible real life situation. This book could be used to lead the children through the actual division problems as they model with manipulatives....more

This book highlights counting back. As a class activity, the teacher could read the book aloud as the students use manipulatives to model the story. AThis book highlights counting back. As a class activity, the teacher could read the book aloud as the students use manipulatives to model the story. Appropriate for K-1st grade....more

This book highlights subtraction and exchanging coins. Alexander has 1.00 in coins and throughout the story he spends/loses it a bit at time. In a reaThis book highlights subtraction and exchanging coins. Alexander has 1.00 in coins and throughout the story he spends/loses it a bit at time. In a read aloud students in 1st and 2nd grade could use coin manipulatives and work the problems where Alexander loses money....more