Tuesday, February 19, 2008

catching up on some math books

I'm way behind on these! Here are a few of the ones we picked up at the library a couple of weeks ago...

Numblers by Suse MacDonald and Bill Oakes
This one appears to be out of print but if you love illustrations that you and your kids can really interact with, this is a good book to look for. I will start by saying that it is another book that only goes to 10... but I'm getting over that... sigh. Each page is a different number and on the number page it shows the number morphing into an element that is part of the illustration on the right hand page. For example: the four morphs into a sail on a boat and on the right hand page, four "4's" make up the illustration of the boat. Oooooh.... this could be a cool creative project for Clara!! I might have to try it!
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
A simple 1-10 counting book with great bold illustrations.
One is a Snail by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre
This is a really fun book! And of course I love the fact that it goes beyond the number 10. Not only does it go beyond ten but it shows you different ways to add up to certain numbers. For example: 40 is four (ten legged) crabs OR ten (four legged) dogs. Clara liked seeing the different adding combinations and Alex saw the connection with multiplication. A lot can be done with this book on multiple grade levels.

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