This book will help students identify patterns. Teachers can let students use transparency chips on an overhead to create a pattern and get the classThis book will help students identify patterns. Teachers can let students use transparency chips on an overhead to create a pattern and get the class to determine the missing piece of the pattern. Using candy (M&M's or Skittles) would keep students engaged while transitioning to a new pattern riddle on the overhead. This would be appropriate for students in kindergarten. ...more

Students will get excited to learn about money with this book by Dr. Seuss. Teachers could hand out real money and an object with a price label (up toStudents will get excited to learn about money with this book by Dr. Seuss. Teachers could hand out real money and an object with a price label (up to one dollar) to each student. Students will have the opportunity to buy things from one another and provide the equivalent coins to make a purchase. This activity would be appropriate for students in first grade. ...more

Students will be able to see one to one correspondence with numbers up to ten in this book. Teachers could provide each table group with apples for thStudents will be able to see one to one correspondence with numbers up to ten in this book. Teachers could provide each table group with apples for the students to show the corresponding amount as the book is read aloud. This book would be most appropriate for students in kindergarten. ...more

Students will be able to sequence and identify one more and one less than a number. Teachers could give a sled bingo game using nine numbers, studentsStudents will be able to sequence and identify one more and one less than a number. Teachers could give a sled bingo game using nine numbers, students put a number between one and ten in each box(wherever they prefer). As the book is read, students will put a transparent chip over the number. This will help early learners identify numbers....more

Students will enjoy thinking about addition in nontraditional ways. It would be best to introduce this concept to students in the upper grade levels.Students will enjoy thinking about addition in nontraditional ways. It would be best to introduce this concept to students in the upper grade levels. Students could create their own number sentence riddles for the class and use illustrations to aid in comprehension of the number sentence. I believe students in kindergarten through second grade will struggle to understand this book because they are just learning how to use addition themselves. ...more

Teachers could use this book to help students understand multiplication through arrays. Students could use cubes to depict the arrays that are seen thTeachers could use this book to help students understand multiplication through arrays. Students could use cubes to depict the arrays that are seen throughout the story. This would be appropriate for students in second grade. ...more

This book would be great to segment for the first week of school. Students could use part of the book as an introduction on time for math. This wouldThis book would be great to segment for the first week of school. Students could use part of the book as an introduction on time for math. This would help students think about important times in the school day and their relation to time on a clock. This would be useful in first or second grade depending on the depth of time expressed....more

Use this book as an introduction to measurement for third grade students. After the read aloud, express the importance of having an exact measurementUse this book as an introduction to measurement for third grade students. After the read aloud, express the importance of having an exact measurement in real world situations. Tell students they will be using millimeters for today's activity, ask if any students know what they are. Get students to pair up, explain that they will take turns acting as a celebrity and tailor/jeweler. The celebrity will state their wants for an accessory while the tailor/jeweler takes the measurements. Students will be asked to use millimeters while working. Students will grade their partners on how close they came to their desires. ...more

Students will be able to make text to self connections as they read this book. Fractions are represented by different types of food that most studentsStudents will be able to make text to self connections as they read this book. Fractions are represented by different types of food that most students will recognize. Teachers could use graham crackers, Hershey chocolate bars, or pie to show different parts of a whole and get students to start making connections among fractions. My third grade students created an ice cream sundae to represent fractions. The different types of ice cream and toppings represented the different parts to make up the whole sundae....more

Students will be able to manipulate time as they read through the story. The last page of the book has a clock that flips vertically to display a clocStudents will be able to manipulate time as they read through the story. The last page of the book has a clock that flips vertically to display a clock. This would be a great book for students to read when they have completed assignments early. It would be appropriate for students in kindergarten through second grade. Time is not easily understood by all students, so it would be helpful to use this book to reinforce the concept in a fun way. ...more

Pushes students to start predicting measurements from the beginning of the book. Students are actively modifying previous predictions and generating nPushes students to start predicting measurements from the beginning of the book. Students are actively modifying previous predictions and generating new ones as the story is read. This book would be suitable for kindergarten through fifth. Students in kindergarten could compare the animals in the book by putting them order them based on weight after the read aloud. This book could be used as an introduction for a "Stay Afloat" lesson, using a balance scale and base ten cubes to measure objects in the students' pencils boxes. Fifth grade students could apply the concept of sinking the boat to capacity. Students could transform the weight of the animals into specified units of water, and fill the boat with water until it has "sunk" (filled). ...more

Students will get to know geometry as they follow the story of the triangle that transforms into other polygons. This book could be used in first throStudents will get to know geometry as they follow the story of the triangle that transforms into other polygons. This book could be used in first through third grade. It could be used as an introduction to a geometry lesson or review before a test. Students could use Geo boards and rubber bands to manipulate the triangle into other polygons along with the reading. After reading, students could look around the room and identify polygons. ...more

This book displays different types of clocks and explains the many reasons we use time. Students will be able to find real world contexts for time. GeThis book displays different types of clocks and explains the many reasons we use time. Students will be able to find real world contexts for time. Get first grade students to make a timeline of a weekday. Provide them with times for arriving at school, lunch, dismissal and get them to choose eight other time slots for activities. Students need to know why time is important. Discuss with students what it would be like if time didn't matter(i.e. missing the bus because there is no specified time for them to pick up students)....more

Students will enjoy the grotesque ways of monsters as they build number sense by counting. The teacher can read the story and hide parts of the book tStudents will enjoy the grotesque ways of monsters as they build number sense by counting. The teacher can read the story and hide parts of the book to ask students what one more than the last party guests will be, and what one less party guest would be. Students in first grade could figure out how many more guests they would need to reach ten, twenty, thirty, forty, and fifty. This book would be appropriate for kindergarten and first grade....more

Introduce this book to your students, and watch how many students start licking their lips! Simple math problems become extremely engaging for studentIntroduce this book to your students, and watch how many students start licking their lips! Simple math problems become extremely engaging for students that love chocolate. After reading this book, students could start an activity using a number generator (dice) and mini kisses (mini chocolate chips). Students could work with a partner and a dixie cup of mini kisses to roll a pair of number generators and find the sum. To extend addition and move into probability, students could chart the frequency of sums and interpret its meaning. This would be a great activity for students in first grade. ...more

Students can use this book to practice addition problems in a different way. Every student has a different style of learning, so it is imperative forStudents can use this book to practice addition problems in a different way. Every student has a different style of learning, so it is imperative for teachers to show struggling students another way to approach a problem. The teacher could give each student a domino and ask them what they can do with it. After reading the book, the teacher could ask the students the same question expecting addition as the answer. Students could talk with their neighbors about the total number they have on their domino. The numbers in the book range from zero to twelve; the teacher could censor the domino totals depending on the grade. This book would be best for the kindergarten or first grade because of the numbers depicted. ...more

Students can use this book to build number sense starting with ten. This book would be appropriate for first or second grade. My students would alwaysStudents can use this book to build number sense starting with ten. This book would be appropriate for first or second grade. My students would always tell me they could count to a million, but they could tell me the numbers before it. The “Secret Number” game could be used prior to reading as a method of pre-testing. A lesson on place value with upper elementary could connect with this piece of literature as well. ...more

This book would be useful for a range of activities. Students from Kindergarten through second grade could benefit from reading it. Most children loveThis book would be useful for a range of activities. Students from Kindergarten through second grade could benefit from reading it. Most children love candy, so this book could be a tool for engaging students. Suddenly, every student’s eyes are on me when I mention the word candy, it’s like magic! The book highlights concepts of comparing, adding, and graphing. It can show students that math occurs in many ways and with many different things....more

This book would be great for early learners, such as kindergarten or first grade. It could be used as an introduction for a lesson on odd and even numThis book would be great for early learners, such as kindergarten or first grade. It could be used as an introduction for a lesson on odd and even numbers. After reading the book, students could go on an odd and even number hunt in the classroom. Although, it's not very realistic. I would have preferred to see a story that involved children noticing odd and even numbers in their daily lives. ...more

This book would be appropriate for First grade students. Each students could have a clock and manipulate the hands to show the times from the book. AsThis book would be appropriate for First grade students. Each students could have a clock and manipulate the hands to show the times from the book. As the teacher gets to a new time the students would lift up their clocks to display times. Depending on the amount of times in the book, students could be split into groups. Each group takes on a different time to solve together. There are so many more activities/lessons that could relate to this book!...more