Children's Literature - Nancy Garhan AtteburyThis book from the "Math All Around" series does an excellent job of doling out information regarding numbers found in the city. Apartment numbers, gas sign numbers, speed signs, and a hopscotch pattern on the sidewalk are just a few examples of where we see numbers. Counting the number of passengers on buses is used to explain the "tens" and "ones" place value. Skip-counting is shown by a boy counting out change for a bus ride in fives. Skip-counting is also shown for twos and threes. Even and odd numbers are explained and the function of dividing by 2 is related to these. Excellent photos enhance the material, which includes number examples of size, the time of day, and car license plates. Because of its ability to use words about simple math, this book will be useful in all classrooms. The book may be especially helpful because it allows students who live in small towns to "see" what numbers look like in cities.
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