## Math and Literature

 10 Black DotsThe 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 WorldA 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 FrankFrank'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 out-of-the-ordinary examples. Great EstimationsAnother 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. MathterpiecesBeautiful art and clever questions are written in verse to encourage childrento think about numbers and theircomponents in ways that really stretchthe mind. A Million DotsA million dollars may not go as far asit used to, but a million is still avery large number. Just how large is amillion? Read this book and discoverthat there's more to this number whenviewed in relation to other numbers.