School Library JournalK-Gr 2-If he can collect 10,000 "Blast Off Bar" wrappers, Jim will win a trip to space camp, so he begins saving. Soon the whole town is helping out and calling him the "Blast Off Kid." As the wrappers come rolling in, Jim begins grouping them to keep track as he counts. He organizes them by tens, hundreds, and finally thousands as he gets closer to his goal. Charts illustrating place value are included, and related math activities are listed at the back. This entertaining story integrates and explains the math concept well and makes a good teaching tool.-Melinda Piehler, Sawgrass Elementary School, Sunrise, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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