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Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Math Literature Volume 26

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Today I want to share with you two very different books about time.  The first is great for younger students and the second is EXCELLENT for older students and even adults!

This is a great story for K-2 children.  It is all about how long a second, minute, hour, day week, month and year are.  It gives examples of things that take a minute or an hour to do.  It is a great referent for young children who are learning about time.  The illustrations are engaging and the book is very relevant to students' daily lives.  

I love this book!  It is written by David Adler who wrote the Cam Jansen series and several other excellent math books.  I learned at least 5 new things the first time I read this book.  It provides a great history of telling time and how time zones were made.  It gets into some of the nuances of how time zones work and how cities near each other might be in different time zones.  It is the best way I have seen to explain time zones to kids.  I have used this book in grades 3-6.

What are your favorite time books?  Please respond in the comments below!

You might also be interested in my favorite You Tube videos and songs for teaching time.  Head over to this post to read more about how I work on time with primary students.  

Head to volume 27 to check out a great book to challenge your early finishers.


  1. Sounds like a great book. I have read many of David Adler's books, but not this one yet. I'll have to check it out. : )

    ~Lucy at Kids Math Teacher

  2. The first one looks perfect for my kids. Thanks!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First