In some grade levels, the 100th day of school is a big deal and there are projects or activities that go along with it. This book could introduce a 10In some grade levels, the 100th day of school is a big deal and there are projects or activities that go along with it. This book could introduce a 100th day of school activity and help the students visualize the size/amount of 100 objects. Students could count all the items as we read the book and also add the items up as we go. I plan to use this book in the future and while reading, I would frequently ask how far away/how many more items will the character need to collect to get to 100? The character in the book also collects coins. This could be a great opener for counting coins. The book focuses on how many number of coins she has collected, but you could take this a step further and have students add the values of the coins together. ...more

There are many concepts that can be introduced through the reading of this book: sorting, patterns, predictions, time, and friendship. I really likedThere are many concepts that can be introduced through the reading of this book: sorting, patterns, predictions, time, and friendship. I really liked the activities provided that go along with the book. ...more

This book could be used for grades 1-3 and could be used to teach coin recognition and value. I loved the pictures in this book-the coins were reallyThis book could be used for grades 1-3 and could be used to teach coin recognition and value. I loved the pictures in this book-the coins were really big and easy to see if you were to read this aloud and show the the whole class. The book is about coins and counting them, and it rhymes! I never would have thought I would have found a rhyming coin counting book! As I read this, I thought about using this book in my 1st grade placement. Some of the pages could even be photocopied for use as models or worksheets! I could even use this during centers: having students work out a few pages themselves. ...more

This book focuses on doubling numbers/ adding a number to itself in a fun way. There are games available in the back of the book that would give you aThis book focuses on doubling numbers/ adding a number to itself in a fun way. There are games available in the back of the book that would give you an idea of how to play double games. Once the number of ducks are doubled, the boy must double the number of hay and food needed. This story could be a nice introduction to fraction concepts as well. Students could understand that for every 5 ducks, one boy is needed to take care of them. So what if there were 10 ducks/the ducks were doubled? 5 ducks need 4 stacks of hay. How much would 10 ducks need? Students could express this in fraction form....more

The math concept focuses on matching sets and one-to-one correspondence. While reading aloud, I would ask my students: How many things does each frienThe math concept focuses on matching sets and one-to-one correspondence. While reading aloud, I would ask my students: How many things does each friend need? What are the things each friend needs? How many friends come to eat the soup? So, how many sets of things will turtle have to find? At first, I really did not like how the object in each set differed. For example: Turtle could not find a cup for his friend, so he used a seashell instead. I thought that this might be confusing, but then I thought that it might lead to a deeper understanding of one-to-one correspondence. If the student can understand that each object, even though they may differ slightly, still belongs the the set. ...more

This is a really cute book that focuses on subtraction. I never thought of a game of musical chairs to be considered math! I would love to read this bThis is a really cute book that focuses on subtraction. I never thought of a game of musical chairs to be considered math! I would love to read this book aloud, then have the students play a game of musical chairs while counting the number of people and number of chairs each time the music stops. How many people and chairs will be left the next time the music stops? I love books by Murphy because they have so many game ideas in the back. This book features games for adults and kids to do together as well as activities that extend the concept presented in this book....more

Jack builds things by adding blocks. I really enjoyed Jack's imagination! I think this would be a great addition activity starter. Students could builJack builds things by adding blocks. I really enjoyed Jack's imagination! I think this would be a great addition activity starter. Students could build their own things, which would require them to count the blocks and add them as well as using their imagination. It could also be used for a writing prompt as well: students could write what it is they build and tell how many blocks they added to make it....more

This book could lead to so many different discussion topics! Sharing and fairness is very important for young children to understand and practice. I wThis book could lead to so many different discussion topics! Sharing and fairness is very important for young children to understand and practice. I would love to do an activity with this book where students must divide/share cookies with their classmates so that everybody has the same amount. This could be used as an introduction to division using repeated subtraction as each child must divide up his/her cookies so that the amounts given to each are fair. I think this also has the potential to be used as an introduction to fractions if, while teaching a lesson, the amount of cookies available was less than the amount of students who want to share. ...more

Numbers in nature! I love the integration of math and science concepts in the book. Children are so curious about the world and this book introduces nNumbers in nature! I love the integration of math and science concepts in the book. Children are so curious about the world and this book introduces names of flowers and their parts, such as stem and seed. Most of us are familiar with sunflowers, but we never stop to think about how many disk flowers are in the middle. I loved how this book introduced counting petals and counting spirals of things, such as seashells and snail shells. The activities that could correlate with this book are endless! You could take children on a "numbers and nature" walk outside and have them investigate and count things they notice in their own backyard/playground and I would say that this could be done with children in kindergarten through third grade....more

This book is about prime numbers and factoring using numbers up to 100. I really did not enjoy the illustrations in this book because each monster hasThis book is about prime numbers and factoring using numbers up to 100. I really did not enjoy the illustrations in this book because each monster has a defining feature that relates to its number and I found a few monsters whose characteristics were not clear enough to tell the corresponding number. I think it would be a little difficult for young children to keep track of the corners of the monsters while counting. I did like how the author had visuals of factoring, using groups of dots to show multiplication. ...more

This book was wonderful. It had rhyming, math, and a mixture of Spanish. It is a counting book with illustrations big enough to use as a read aloud anThis book was wonderful. It had rhyming, math, and a mixture of Spanish. It is a counting book with illustrations big enough to use as a read aloud and have the students following along, counting the ingredients being put into the cake. The book is well crafted and would be a wonderful read for a first grade class. I would recommend this book to any teacher and this book could even be offered in an ELL inclusion classroom. I would love to have this book in my own classroom and use it to all of its advantages. ...more

This book had a really fun story line which related math concepts to being a hero! It had many math concepts such as: addition, fractions, and dividinThis book had a really fun story line which related math concepts to being a hero! It had many math concepts such as: addition, fractions, and dividing. This book could be used for a lesson on any of these concepts alone, or on all of them as a review!...more

This is a very cute book with a lot of facts and the facts are backed up by mathematical reasoning. This is an estimation book which would be good forThis is a very cute book with a lot of facts and the facts are backed up by mathematical reasoning. This is an estimation book which would be good for a read aloud. It had questions in the book where, if I were using it for a read aloud, I would stop and ask the students to individually answer them. ...more

I loved this book because it was the first one I came across that could be used to teach the concept of consumer needs/demands and producers! It alsoI loved this book because it was the first one I came across that could be used to teach the concept of consumer needs/demands and producers! It also has some math involved so students could be solving addition and subtraction problems as well throughout the book....more

I loved this book! It was so funny and uses real life scenarios to get the point across! I would really recommend this book to third grade students whI loved this book! It was so funny and uses real life scenarios to get the point across! I would really recommend this book to third grade students who like math because it has the answers to addition and subtraction problems and problem solving strategies are listed in the back of the book if needed. I also love any math book that rhymes! ...more

I just adore math books that are cute, silly, and use rhymes! This book has many concepts that could be used to enhance a math lesson. You could use iI just adore math books that are cute, silly, and use rhymes! This book has many concepts that could be used to enhance a math lesson. You could use it for a multiplication lesson, basic counting, and squaring numbers. I love this book because you could integrate science content as well due to the nature of the book. It could open up a discussion about sea creatures. The illustrations are really extravagant!...more

Here is another math book that rhymes and is fun for any student! I loved the illustrations in this book because they invite students to locate shapesHere is another math book that rhymes and is fun for any student! I loved the illustrations in this book because they invite students to locate shapes! The colors are really appealing as well. I would love to use this book to introduce various shapes and encourage my students to start out with a single line and draw their own shapes! ...more

This is a basic skill subtraction book with really good vocabulary. I would use this book for first and second grade students because the number sizeThis is a basic skill subtraction book with really good vocabulary. I would use this book for first and second grade students because the number size goes to about 20. I really liked how the book used animals and sports to make the math more fun!...more

This is a really good addition book which could be used for kindergarten through second grade. It has a very simple definition of addition and provideThis is a really good addition book which could be used for kindergarten through second grade. It has a very simple definition of addition and provides clarification of word problems. I think it would be fun to provide students with manipulatives that they may use while reading the book to solve the problems presented....more