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  • $280 goal

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Ms. C.
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 2 donors
  • $0 still needed

Math Alive With Literature!

The cost of books such as Counting on Frank, How Big Is a Foot?, King's Chessboard, One Hundred Hungry Ants and many more is $245, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

The best math lesson I ever taught this year was a lesson on fractions. I put as much effort into this lesson as to any other, but it was almost magical. My kids seemed to 'get it' faster than they had gotten any other concept all year. Why was that? Am I just a fraction WHIZ? The answer is "The Doorbell Rang" by Pat Hutchins, a story about a brother and a sister whose mother has just made 12 chocolate chip cookies. Just as they figure out how many cookies they each get, a friend rings the doorbell and the twelve cookies have to be split 3 ways. The doorbell keeps ringing until the twelve cookies are being split evenly by 12 kids. Fractions are somewhat difficult for 2nd graders, but "The Doorbell Rang" brought them to life and made them make sense. This is an experience I would like to replicate throughout my math instruction next year. Luckily, my math curriculum has recommended books to go along with specific lessons. I would love to have these for read alouds for my classroom library, to help make math come alive through literature.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Counting on Frank Rod Clement, Rod Clement (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $16.74 1 $16.74
One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale Hitz Demi, Demi (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.96 1 $15.96
Twelve Snails to One Lizard Susan Hightower, Matt Novak, Matt Novak (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Two of Everything: A Chinese Folktale Retold by Lily Toy Hong, Lily T. Hong (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
The Greedy Triangle Marilyn Burns, Sydney Hoff, Gordon Silveria (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.56 1 $13.56
Art of Shapes: For Children and Adults Margaret Steele, Cindy Estes • Barnes and Noble $10.75 1 $10.75
Ed Emberley's Picture Pie: A Circle Drawing Book Ed Emberley, Ed Emberley (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.99 1 $8.99
Anno's Magic Seeds Mitsumasa Anno, Mitsumasa Anno (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.09 1 $8.09
12 Ways To Get To 11 Eve Merriam, Bernie Karlin (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money Amy Axelrod, Sharon McGinley-Nally (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking Amy Axelrod, Sharon McGinley-Nally (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
King's Chessboard David Birch, Devis Grebu (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
26 Letters and 99 Cents Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich, Last Sunday Ray Cruz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Each Orange Had 8 Slices Paul Giganti, Donald Crews (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
The Tortoise and the Hare: An Aesop Fable Adapted by Janet Stevens, Janet Stevens (Illustrator), Aesop • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On Lois Ehlert • Barnes and Noble $5.40 1 $5.40
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes Tana Hoban, Tana Hoban (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.39 1 $5.39
Remainder of One Elinor J. Pinczes, Bonnie MacKain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
One Hundred Hungry Ants Elinor J. Pinczes, Bonnie MacKain (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Sea Squares Joy N. Hulme, Carol Schwartz (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
How Big Is a Foot? Rolf Myller, Susan McCrath • Barnes and Noble $4.05 1 $4.05
Three Pigs, One Wolf and Seven Magic Shapes Grace Maccarone, Marilyn Burns, David Neuhaus (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $3.59 1 $3.59

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