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