This is a cute story that illustrates what happened to the bug who was always the odd one out because the team could not divide evenly without excludiThis is a cute story that illustrates what happened to the bug who was always the odd one out because the team could not divide evenly without excluding him until the end of the book. It introduces the multiplication concept of arrays, odds and evens, and dividing. This book could lend itself into a discussion about what to do with remainders and what remainders mean. Recommended grade levels: 3-5...more

This book is about repeated addition, grouping and arrays. Just like Math for All Seasons, this book is composed of riddles and illustrations to solveThis book is about repeated addition, grouping and arrays. Just like Math for All Seasons, this book is composed of riddles and illustrations to solve. These could also be put in a math center for older grades to solve together or on their own. Recommended grade level: 2-4...more

This book is a good transition from repeated addition to multiplication. She realizes it takes too long to repeatedly add big numbers and eventually mThis book is a good transition from repeated addition to multiplication. She realizes it takes too long to repeatedly add big numbers and eventually moves into multiplication. During the book the students could try to keep up with Amanda's repeated addition. Chances are one student is going to see that multiplication would be easier and a discussion can be started with that. Practicing multiplication next to repeated addition would be a nice way to transition with this book into multiplication. Recommended grade level: 2...more

2x2= BOO! is a fun book for silly ways to introduce multiplication basics. It presents multiplication rules such as anything times 0 is 0 in a funny w2x2= BOO! is a fun book for silly ways to introduce multiplication basics. It presents multiplication rules such as anything times 0 is 0 in a funny way that may stick the the kids to help them to remember. Recommended grade level: 2...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.