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The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
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Mar 19, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: math

LOVE LOVE LOVE this book by Pat Hutchins. A math professor showed this book to our class last week and I fell in love. This book tells a great story about two children who start off with a dozen cookies for themselves. However, each time the doorbell rings, more kids come inside, meaning the cookies have to get shared among the children. With each ring, the portion of cookies gets divided and the children get a smaller number of cookies until, eventually, each child ends up with one cookie each. This would be a great story to teach a lesson on division... students will really enjoy it if they get to participate in a hands-one activity, visualizing how division really works with tangible items, such as cookies. A must have for teachers who are teaching division!

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