-this book describes different strategies used to solve addition problems -put in colorful comic/graphic novel type style so it is engaging for student-this book describes different strategies used to solve addition problems -put in colorful comic/graphic novel type style so it is engaging for students -a fun activity that would go along with this book would be to play a review game where each child gets a symbol (= sign or + sign) or a strategy (2+3=5,3+2=5) and they would explain to the class what their specific addition term was (teacher will use differentation here, know who to give the more simple or more complex strategies) -another fun game would be addition jeopardy before a unit test on addition ...more

-fantastic book to keep in the classroom -contains many math subjects found on each letter of the alphabet (ex:D-diameter, division) -corresponding pic-fantastic book to keep in the classroom -contains many math subjects found on each letter of the alphabet (ex:D-diameter, division) -corresponding pictures with each term -a great activity to include with this book would be math jeaopardy, especially with the standardized testing -another activity would be a review, where each student would get a letter and they must present to the class the terms under that letter ...more

-great book to introduce all types of graphs, such as pictographs, bar graphs, charts, etc.. -uses the same style throuhgout the book: words on top, pi-great book to introduce all types of graphs, such as pictographs, bar graphs, charts, etc.. -uses the same style throuhgout the book: words on top, pictures on bottom of page -uses symbolism- symbols to represent words, which make it more engaging for students -the students can make a graph of a topic the teacher chooses, such as the favorite ice cream flavors of the class, but have the students choose which graph would be most appropriate -have students graph the weather for an ongoing graphing that is relating to another topic such as weather...more

-very colorful book that gives makes fractions out to be easy, which is great for the students because oftentimes they dont hear good things about fra-very colorful book that gives makes fractions out to be easy, which is great for the students because oftentimes they dont hear good things about fractions -shows real life situations where fractions would pop up, such as recipes -touches on whole groups and equivalent fractions -student can make a fraction paper plate (different fractions and equivalents on parts of the plate, and another plate would be rotating on top, allowing only one part/fraction to show at a time) -another fun activity for equivalent freactions would be the pizza switch game: students each get a fraction and they split their pizza into that fraction, then they can trade equivalents with their classmates ...more

-great way to introduce fractions -easy to read and explains vocabulary such as numerator and denominator -engages the students in real life events wher-great way to introduce fractions -easy to read and explains vocabulary such as numerator and denominator -engages the students in real life events where fraction would be found, such as parties and pizza -a fun activity would be to have the students write fractions of events in the class, such as what fraction of the class are boys? girls? what fraction are wearing pants? shorts? -another activity would be to create a fraction booklet or packet (one page would be halves, another would be thirds, and so on) -great pictoral representations of the fractions so it would be easy for students to understand...more

-funny story about a girl who gets sick with a math strain as soon as the teacher ask a multiplication fact -numbers fly everywhere and the town is att-funny story about a girl who gets sick with a math strain as soon as the teacher ask a multiplication fact -numbers fly everywhere and the town is attacked -fun read aloud to put some humor in math -a great activity that would follow this book would be a game where partners try to guess the product of two numbers first (using cards on their heads) -this would also be perfect for teaching the strategies, such as the tens table- put a zero at the end- have students practice on white boards to see who can get the ten tables fastest to see if they understand the strategy ...more

-cute book about a girl who wants to throw a birthday party for her grandmother -she doesnt have any money, so she decides to sell the extra items she-cute book about a girl who wants to throw a birthday party for her grandmother -she doesnt have any money, so she decides to sell the extra items she has in the attic- she calls it the small mall: nice twist on it (instead of calling it a garage sale) -many connections can be made through this book: birthdays, parties, no money, garage sales -a fun activity would be to create a list of items someone would sell and put a price on them using logical reasoning, just like Penny did in the story -the studnents can also have a mini sale in the classroom using fake items (maybe drawings of items) so they can practice adding and subtracting money and dealing with change...more

-this book includes real life situations, therefore sudents can make connections to the text -describes how you can use pie graphs, also explains that-this book includes real life situations, therefore sudents can make connections to the text -describes how you can use pie graphs, also explains that pie graphs show the relationship of part to whole -a fun activity after reading this book would be to have students conduct a group survey of a topic they choose (such as favorite apple color). Then have the students graph the results in a pie graph -another sctivity would be to use a paper plate as a pie graph and graph something from the class, such the differnt colors of pencils at your table, then have students show fractions with their pie graphs ...more

-this book includes real life situations, therefore students can make connections to the text -describes how you can keep score by using tally charts --this book includes real life situations, therefore students can make connections to the text -describes how you can keep score by using tally charts -fun activity would be to have students play a game where they have colored toothpicks nad they must pick up the toothpicks by skip counting (for example, first pick up 2, then 4,6, etc if counting by 2's) then have students tally their total using their toothpicks as tally marks and glue them on a paper so they can visually see the tally chart -another activity would be for the students to tally something from the class, such as how many triangles they can find on or around their classrooms ...more

-esay to read and esay to understand -focuses on sorting objects according to similarities -fun activity with this book would be to actually give studen-esay to read and esay to understand -focuses on sorting objects according to similarities -fun activity with this book would be to actually give students sets of items and have them sort the items based on simmilarities -another activity would be to walk around the classroom and have the kids make their own set of something and describe what from the classroom would be included, then other kids can guess the what the set is defined by -the words on all on the left page, followed by questions, and all the picture are on the left side...more

-book on solving math problems using famous art pieces -very creative artwork, and based on the art, students are to find differnt ways to solve the pr-book on solving math problems using famous art pieces -very creative artwork, and based on the art, students are to find differnt ways to solve the problem -strategies are explained in the back of the book, includeing adding and subtracting -rhyming poems accompany each problem -students can work in pairs to see the ways they can solve the problems, and then explain to each other the strategies used -teachers can also use this as an engaging assessment tool after studying the specific strategies -a fun activity would be for the students to have manipulatives and actually work out the problems using those manipulatives, making it more hands on...more

-a girl wants to get her face painted, but she doesnt have enough money -but the solution is that people that have extra pennies would put them in the-a girl wants to get her face painted, but she doesnt have enough money -but the solution is that people that have extra pennies would put them in the penny jar -finally, the girl had enough money by adding the pennies and extra change to what she originally had -this would be a great follow along where the kids would have their own money manipulatives and would follow with the book -great book to show addition and subtraction with dimes, nickels, and pennies -it would be very fun to have a penny jar in the class where the students could place extra pennies, and keep track of the pennies on some kind of graph; then when the jar is full, the children teacher will buy something and have a "party" (ice cream or popcorn party)...more

-great book to introduce standard and non-standard units of measurement -Penny must measure something in her house, and decides to measure her dog, as-great book to introduce standard and non-standard units of measurement -Penny must measure something in her house, and decides to measure her dog, as well as other things related to her dog (dog food, etc..) -can be used with an activity where the students measure their own items such as crayons, pencils, chairs, and books with non-standard units such as paperclips -then they can use those same items and measure using standards measurements such as inches or feet...more

-this is a great book for the younger grades, such as kindergarten -it describes shapes and their characteristics -can be used in an activity where the-this is a great book for the younger grades, such as kindergarten -it describes shapes and their characteristics -can be used in an activity where the teacher calls out clues and the students must figure out what the specific shape is -also includes I Spy games where there are shapes hidden -interactive for the students to learn shapes adn properties in a fun way -can also be used with manipulatives such as shape pattern blocks where the students pick a shape and talk or write about its characteristics ...more

Grade K-1, Compare and descibe various animlas,Animals products

-rhyming book that describes what different animals produce, such as a cow-milk, sheep-Grade K-1, Compare and descibe various animlas,Animals products

-rhyming book that describes what different animals produce, such as a cow-milk, sheep-wool.... -makes real life connections to what the animal products can be used for (wool for a blanket) -uses measurements such as three eggs, half a pound of feathers, and a loaf of bread can be used to show different measurement types (standard vs non standard) can be used to show the weight such as pounds in real objects (in the book, a pillow is used to describe the half a pound of feathers) -has fun intreactive sounds such as baa baa, cluck cluck, etc.. -great to use with ELLs because of the familiarity of animals and their sounds, also great visuals to accompany the pictures...more

-book on measurements -the King want to give the Queen a bed for her birthday since beds weren't invented yet -explains how the King would calculate usi-book on measurements -the King want to give the Queen a bed for her birthday since beds weren't invented yet -explains how the King would calculate using his foot, but when the apprentice measures using his own feet, the measurment is different -shows why the same standards of measurement are needed -can be used to show perimeter and area of objects, such as a rectangular bed -fun to have kids predict whtat would happen in story

-book teaching addition and subtraction of money -a team needs to make money for new t-shirts, so they decide to do a carwash and charge $3.50 per car.-book teaching addition and subtraction of money -a team needs to make money for new t-shirts, so they decide to do a carwash and charge $3.50 per car. -Then they add or subtract the money as it comes and as they use it for supplies -includes activities in the back of the book dealing with money -vocabulary such as quarters, dimes, nickels, pennies, dollars -i also noticed there is a girl in a wheelchair that is part of the team, and i like how she is involved in everything the team does-encourages students to participate ...more

-colorful book that teaches geometery in a fun way -family goes out miniature golfing for Mr. Pig's birthday, but Mr. Pig can's seem to be his best (he-colorful book that teaches geometery in a fun way -family goes out miniature golfing for Mr. Pig's birthday, but Mr. Pig can's seem to be his best (he usually is the best), but Mrs. Pig makes all the holes in one try since she looks at the geometry of the fields -lot of vocabulary words such as straight line, edge, angle, equal sides, parallel.. etc. -i like how there are questions at the end of the story for students to answer to check their understanding of the geometry concepts...more

-great book to teach young children what subraction is, and how to do it in very simple terms -rhyming words helps the story come alive -colorful and fu-great book to teach young children what subraction is, and how to do it in very simple terms -rhyming words helps the story come alive -colorful and funny pictures are on every page -vocabulary words: subtract, minus, equal -has a definition at the beginning of the book -asks a question at the end of the book to recap what subtraction is...more

-wonderful book explaining what addition is -introduces new vocabulary such as "plus and equal" -very colorful pictures -items added in the story are eas-wonderful book explaining what addition is -introduces new vocabulary such as "plus and equal" -very colorful pictures -items added in the story are easily relatable to the children -each page has rhyming words as well, which makes it more fun to read...more

-a book the describes what happens when a mother has baked cookies for her kids, but friends keep coming over-will there be enough cookies to go aroun-a book the describes what happens when a mother has baked cookies for her kids, but friends keep coming over-will there be enough cookies to go around? -starts with a batch of 12 cookies, throughout the book as friends keep coming, they must split the cookies evenly -great book to accompany a lesson on fractions and equal parts -can use a hands on approach with a paper with circles as plates and cookie cereal so the children can split the cookies evenly as more people come ...more

-this book is about a girl who helps her parents run their pizza store -when a celebrity comes to the pizza store, she practices fractions as the group-this book is about a girl who helps her parents run their pizza store -when a celebrity comes to the pizza store, she practices fractions as the group eats the pizza -a good book to introduce fractions -makes a real world connection because many children love to eat pizza; can lead to a pizza/fraction activity...more

-i enjoyed this book because it can be used in a variety of ways -colors of animals -rhyming words -counting the numbers one through ten -can be used a-i enjoyed this book because it can be used in a variety of ways -colors of animals -rhyming words -counting the numbers one through ten -can be used as a way to start a math assignment where children can make their own little booklets of numbers -can also be used in a science lesson about different animals and there environments: water, land, swamps; also includes clouds and flowers...more

-a fun book about counting by two's -i like how there are many different names for 2: pair, twosome, team, duet, couple -the cow was not very nice, so-a fun book about counting by two's -i like how there are many different names for 2: pair, twosome, team, duet, couple -the cow was not very nice, so at the end she got off the bus.. -count by 2's to 20 -can be used for a math activity and also to learn new vocabulary for 2, as mentioned above -the book also gives a few suggestions on different games that can be played for math...more

-this book has three stories included in it -one story can be an introductory to a writing piece -Lost and found can be read to children, then hopefull-this book has three stories included in it -one story can be an introductory to a writing piece -Lost and found can be read to children, then hopefully the kids can remember a story from their own lives when they lost something and then had to look for it -one story can be connected to a math lesson -Gumballs: Mr. Green calculates how many gumballs there are in a large jar -also includes measurements such as cups, pints, gallons -Mrs. Green guesses and predicts the number of gumballs, which can also be taught in math -the last story can be used to introduce different vocabulary used throughout, such as feelings (enthusiasm, energy, emotions, groovy) -also can be used to encourage children to be bold, just like Mr. Green in the talent show ...more