Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Math Lit: How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000?

I'm sharing one of my new books with you today. This book by Helen Nolan is recommended for 5-9 year olds, so perfect for our K-3 kiddos. This is the Amazon summary:

How tall would a pile of 1000 acorns be? And if those acorns grew into 1000 oak trees, how big would that forest be? As children learn about large numbers, counting becomes less practical and understanding these numbers becomes more and more important. In this playful and mathematically sound book, children will develop an understanding of how big, how small, how long and how tall 1000 really is!

I plan to follow a suggestion from a Math Solutions (Marilyn Burns) book and show my students just the cover of the book and then have them work together to explore the number 100 first. Notice that there are actually 6 questions in the title -- that will lead us into a lot of discussion for the number 100. After that I will read the book to them, and we will talk about the number 1000. I hope to share with you in a later post about how this goes!

Have you used this book with your students? Any suggestions?

1 comment:

  1. I used this book on the 100th day of school last year and did the lesson from the Marylin Burns book. It was great!

    The Math Maniac


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