I would use this book for a subtraction lesson. While reading the book, I would ask the students what number must be subtracted from the first to getI would use this book for a subtraction lesson. While reading the book, I would ask the students what number must be subtracted from the first to get to the next floor in the book. This concept can be extended to other situations such as using jelly beans and asking the student how many will be left if so many are eaten. Recommended grade level: 1-2....more

This is a cute book about how subtraction can be practiced even when riding the bus home. The students can follow up this book with an activity whereThis is a cute book about how subtraction can be practiced even when riding the bus home. The students can follow up this book with an activity where they can act out the seating arrangement of a bus and play around with exploring what happens at each bus stop. It can even be extended to addition by adding the people and comparing that on a table to the amount of seats left as people come in. Recommended grade level: K-1....more

Teddy bear math helps teachers to see how counting bears can help students with understand addition, subtraction, graphing, multiplication and divisioTeddy bear math helps teachers to see how counting bears can help students with understand addition, subtraction, graphing, multiplication and division. This book also gives teachers lesson ideas to implement using manipulatives to help with the concepts outlined previously. An aspect of the text is that it rhymes, so it integrates word play to make learning from the book interesting and catchy.

ELL Connection: What I really like about this book for all students including ELLs is that it doesn't necessarily have to be read to the children. Although the words on the pages may not all be ELL friendly, the math concepts can be taken from this book and taught to the class as a hands on activity. The book uses toys and food to demonstrate how to divide and multiply, so this can be imitated in the classroom to teach those skills with a hands on approach to benefit ELLs as well as tactile learners.

This book is filled with math riddles and math activities that are fun to complete. The pages could be printed out and put at a math center for studenThis book is filled with math riddles and math activities that are fun to complete. The pages could be printed out and put at a math center for students to complete in groups or individually to practice addition and subtraction. The riddles and illustrations also integrate season into the lesson. Recommended grade level: P-1...more