Monday, September 12, 2011

Ten For Me

Lots of scientific and mathematical information is written into the pages of Ten For Me!

Mariconda, Barbara.
Ten For Me.
August 2011.
Sylvan Dell Publishing.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

Rose and her friend Ed race to see who can catch the most butterflies. While they're out on the hunt, they find themselves caught in a mathematical problem, having to solve numerous addition problems to see who ultimately ends up catching the most. The results (and reasons for them) may surprise you!

The story provides useful in more aspect than one! Children are introduced to simple additions (0-10), determining different ways to get a sum of 10, tallying totals and also learning useful information about butterflies! While the immediate educational aspects of the story will likely require some explanation to children, the information is all very easy to understand and will probably help them to catch on to the ideas rather quickly! This book could be used in so many wonderful ways!

Learning/Reading Activities:
  • Check out the amazing Teaching Guide provided by Sylvan Dell Publishing! There are lots of wonderful activities to use with children in collaboration with this story that will make it a hit among your curriculum or just as a resource when sharing the story with your own children!

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style='clear: both;' john.ashluthers said...

great post, I could not ignore it, although I would like to read all those entries above.