Math Picture Book of the Day: One Red Dot

Posted on January 21, 2010. Filed under: Math Picture Books | Tags: , , , |


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.

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Using Picture Books for Guided Math Lessons

Posted on January 21, 2010. Filed under: Math Picture Books | Tags: , |


Picture Books are great springboards for guided math lessons.  They allow you to immediately engage the students through storytelling and then to follow up with appropriate intervention or extension activities.  I will be sure to discuss my favorite books on this blog.  I buy most of my books used from Amazon and Barnes and Nobles online.  I get them for really inexpensive amounts,  ranging from 2 cents to $10 and then I pay for shipping.  I belong to Amazon Prime so I get shipping for free sometimes and usually within 2 days.

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