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Numbers and Stories: Using Children's Literature to Teach Young Children Number Sense

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Stock # 13802
ISBN # 978-1-48333-094-5
Published 4/1/2014
Pages 209
Grades _Pre-K-2,

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By Rita Janes, Elizabeth Strong

Count on children’s books to build number sense!

Math and reading go hand in hand, especially among young children who are new to both. If you’re looking for a surefire way to build number sense and reading skills at the very same time, rely on this indispensable K–2 resource. Using children’s books as a springboard for standards-based learning, it provides 22 detailed lessons, all ready for immediate implementation.

The authors—one an internationally respected math professional development consultant, the other a language arts specialist—weave together the Common Core Math and ELA standards and practices, supporting you as you combine children’s literature with meaningful mathematical learning experiences.

Their book provides:

  • 22 interactive, research-based investigations with detailed instructional suggestions and problem-solving tasks
  • High-quality children’s book selections
  • Reflection and discussion questions and prompts for both teachers and students
  • Children’s work pages and formative assessment tools
  • An online facilitator’s guide
  • Read this book, try out its investigations, and see the results for yourself. By pairing the books kids love with the math skills they’re building, you’ll give them a rock-solid foundation for future learning.

    “This a great topic. With the push for application of math concepts to prepare for Common Core, this text will be a useful resource for teachers.”—Carol A. Amos, Principal, Danville School, Danville, VT

    Copublished with Corwin Press

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