Monday, October 24, 2011

Annotated Bib - Operations of Numbers

Operation is the mathematical process and the most common are to add, subtract, multiple, and divide (+, -, x , ) - "If it isn't a number is it probably an operations." The following books can be used for the teaching of adding, subtracting, multiplication and money.

A Chair for My Mother. By Vera B. Williams. Illus. by the author. 1982. Greenwillow Book, (0688040748). Gr. preK-1.
This books is about a little girl and her mother who collect coins to buy a new chair, because their house was destroyed in a fire. The little girl counts her money everyday before placing it in the jar. The book ends with a happy ending of going to the store to buy a new comfortable chair.

Counting on Frank. By Rod Clements. Illus. by the author. 1999. 32p. Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP, (9780395703939). Gr. preK-1.
This book is about a boy and his dog who have fun with counting and multiplication.

Each Orange Had 8 Slices. By Paul Giganti. Illus. by Donald Crews. 1992. HarperCollins Publishers, (9780688104283). Gr. preK-2.
The book uses addition problems and counting ordinary everyday things. Read the story and question are asked back on each page. Book can be used for simple multiplication.

How Much is a Million. By David Schwartz. Illus. by the author. 30p. 1993. HarperCollins Publishers, (9780688099336). Gr. K-2.
This books explores what a million, billion, and trillion would look like as pictures.

Rooster's Off to See the World. By Eric Carle. Illus. by the author. 30p. 1999. Aladdin, (9780689826849). Gr. preK-2.
In this uniquely illustrated book, two cats who go off to visit the world and bring along some friends. The book provides a picture counter in the corner of the page as a guide to how many animals are on the journey.

Kids Websites
Colorful cool math for Kids.
Website provides lessons, games, and flash cards for additions, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Basic description of how to calculate a sum or product with pictures.

Learning math made fun.
Website provides colorful interactive games for learning addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Motivate kids to enjoy math.
Website of on-line games for kids to learn math - a fun place to learn.

Interactive math skills.
Website to help students improve their math skills interactively - flashcards, game, and homework helper.

Teacher Website
Math operations explored.
This website explains the different math operations - "Ask Dr. Math"

Teacher resources
1.5 The student will recall basic addition facts with sums to 18 or less and the corresponding subtraction facts.
  • Associate the term addition, adding, and sum with the concept of joining or combining.
  • Associate the terms subtractions, subtracting, minus, and difference with the process of taking away or separating (i.e. removing a set of objects from the given set of objects, finding the difference between two numbers, on comparing two numbers).

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