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Monday, October 28, 2013

Monday Math Literature Volume 16

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Two weeks ago I wrote about some of my favorite candy math books.  This week, I want to tell you about a few more of these.

Again these candy math books seem to go in and out of print so they are not always available in the new market.  I have found over and over again shopping for used ones on Amazon to nearly a sure bet of getting one for under 5 dollars even if it is currently out of print. (Sometimes they are as low as $0.01)

I love using this book with second, third and fourth graders.  It is a great way to introduce multiplication in a friendly way and does a good job of showing different ways to represent multiplication including the equal groups and area model.  It is definitely best used at a fact level and I ALWAYS read this book to third graders during our first big intro to multiplication unit.


I often use this book with Kindergartners, first graders and second graders.  It has some great ideas about adding 1, adding zero and turn around facts.  I often pick parts and pieces of this book to read to a whole class or small group.  I rarely read the entire thing from start to finish all at once.

I love this book because I find kids often need more help with conceptual ideas around subtraction than they do around addition.  Teachers and programs tend to spend more time on addition and this book does a great job of helping kids conceptualize subtraction.  Also who doesn't love the idea of subtracting chocolate kisses, by eating them of course!

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