Used Any Numbers Lately?

A follow-up to Read Anything Good Lately?, this appealing picture book takes a look at the surprising number of ways in which we use numbers every day. Presented in an A (for apartment number) to Z (for ZIP code) format, the book helps elementary school children understand that numbers aren't just for arithmetic.  See more details below

Overview

A follow-up to Read Anything Good Lately?, this appealing picture book takes a look at the surprising number of ways in which we use numbers every day. Presented in an A (for apartment number) to Z (for ZIP code) format, the book helps elementary school children understand that numbers aren't just for arithmetic.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Except for math classes, we do not give numbers much thought, but they do play a very important role in our lives. The first page of this book asks the key question "Used any numbers lately?" Then, in an alphabetic presentation, readers learn how many ways numbers are useful—apartment numbers, floor numbers, house numbers, license plate numbers, room numbers, time, volume, weight, years, and zip codes are just a few of the examples given. Each illustration provides even more information, such as the page covering time, which shows a digital clock, wrist watch with Arabic numerals, train number, track number, and so forth at a busy train station. It is a clever and wonderful way to show how we use numbers and why we need them. The final questions show a group of kids playing and asks "What numbers have you used lately?" Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1

This serviceable book combines an alphabet format with examples of how numbers are used in everyday life. Colorful watercolor illustrations depict cheerful scenes filled with children, their families, pets, and activities. The page for A ("apartment number") shows neighbors visiting in a hallway, while the entry for B ("bus number") depicts smiling students climbing aboard a yellow bus. The situations vary from computers to signs to sports to a visit to the vet, all typical things children encounter in their daily lives. Youngsters will enjoy searching out the numbers in each picture and identifying how they are used. This book could easily lead to many stories from home and motivate students to look for numbers everywhere. With a wealth of possible uses in the curriculum, it has a place in classrooms and libraries.-Erlene Bishop Killeen, Stroughton Area School District, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467708647
Publisher:
Lerner Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/2013
Pages:
31
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
5 - 9 Years

Meet the Author

Susan Allen and Jane Lindaman are the authors of Read Anything Good Lately? and Written Anything Good Lately? Susan has been connecting children and books for more than thirty-five years as an elementary school teacher and a librarian in Phoenix, AZ. Jane Linaman has been an elementrary teacher in Phoenix and in Gilbert, AZ. She lives in Springfield, Oregon, where she spends her time reading, gardening, hiking, and volunteering. Vicky Enright is the illustrator of the two earlier books in this trilogy (Read Anything Good Lately? and Written anything Good Lately?) as well as a number of craft books from best-selling author Kathy Ross. She lives in Andover, MA with her husband and two sons and two labrador retrievers that have a habit of popping up in her books.

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