Math Picture Book of the Day: One Red Dot
This book by David A. Carter is great for teaching Plus 1 facts. It is this fantastic pop-up book, that counts all these amazing things that pop off the pages, plus one red dot. We follow up with a 3 level lesson.
Concrete level: Students roll the dice and count out the unifix cubes and build a tower. They then add 1 red unifix cube.
Pictorial level: Students then draw a picture of their tower.
Abstract level: Students add the number sentence.
Follow- Up: Get red dots from Staples. Students roll the dice and then draw that many squares. Then they add one red dot. We also make our individual and class versions of One Red Dot.