10 Black Dots
The book is simply different illustrations
of pictures you can make with black dots.
Problem solving enters the discussion when
children try to figure out how many dots the
author used to make all the pictures.
Is there a pattern that makes this problem
easier to solve?
Rooster's Off To See the World
A colorful book with pictures by renowned
artist Eric Carle. The book tells a story
of a rooster who wants to "see the world"
and the friends that join him along the
way. After traveling for a bit, he
realizes home is the best place. Patterns
and triangular numbers are hidden topics
within this story.
Counting on Frank
Frank's father always says, "You have a brain,
so use it." And Frank uses it indeed. This
wonderful estimating book helps children
understand the idea of estimating using some
Another estimating book that focuses on
various strategies to aid in figuring out
about how many things are in a group.
The author uses everyday items and familiar
objects to "train your eyes" to recognize
helpful sizes of groups of things. Your
kids will want to estimate everything and
won't see numbers in the same way after
reading this book.
Beautiful art and clever questions are
written in verse to encourage children
to think about numbers and their
components in ways that really stretch
A Million Dots
A million dollars may not go as far as
it used to, but a million is still a
very large number. Just how large is a
million? Read this book and discover
that there's more to this number when
viewed in relation to other numbers.