Early 3 R's: How to Lead Beginners into Reading, Writing, and Arithme-Talk

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Move Toward Math
Through Children's Books
Overview
These are the topics you will meet in this chapter:
∙ Arithme-talk About Books That Focus on Math
∙ Multiplication and Division Connections
∙ Stories of Telling Time, Measuring, and Sorting
∙ The Math-Literature Connection

ARITHME-TALK ABOUT BOOKS THAT FOCUS ON MATH

You know from experience how much arithme-talk you can generate at read-aloud time. You are well aware of the effectiveness of counting books in fostering the mathematical growth of early learners. Other math-focused books can help your children move toward the operations of arithmetic.

Although the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are not formally taught until the primary grades, they are presented with great simplicity in some books for early learners.

For the addition connection, consider Annie's One to Ten by Annie Owen (Knopf.). This is more than a counting book because it shows combinations of

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