Packy the Packrat's mother has had enough! It's time that he sorts through his ever-growing collection of trinkets and puts them away. Told in rhyme, the text leads the reader to participate in the sorting process by categorizing Packy's piles of things according to like characteristics and attributes. The story promotes and reinforces analogous thinking--a critical thinking skill in math, science, and life. In the "For Creative Minds" education section at the back of the book, the reader can explore even more attributes and characteristics of objects, including color, size, texture, shape, and material.
Taking bar graphs in a different direction, this title shows readers how symbols can represent numbers. Readers will explore books in different ways, including the number read by many groups at one point in time, different types of books read, and books read by one group over several months. Readers are encouraged to make their own pictographs through activities.
Using everyday examples such as pizza toppings, the playground, and flowers, this title introduces readers to the basics of pie graphs. Activities reinforce the concepts taught.
Real-world examples and engaging activities guide readers in learning about measuring length. Readers practice selecting appropriate measuring tools and units of measurement, converting between units, estimating length using standard and metric units, and solving problems by measuring.
Understanding how to make ten is a key building block in the base-ten system. In this engaging title, young readers explore different number combinations that make up the number ten. Easy-to-follow text and colorful images introduce readers to the concept of a fact family and related facts. The text also models how readers can use their fact family knowledge to solve missing addend questions that equal ten.
This entertaining title introduces young readers to the concept of patterning. Readers will learn that a pattern is an ordered set of numbers or shapes arranged according to a rule. Accessible text and vivid images guide readers as they learn to identify patterning rules and extend patterns. Readers are also encouraged to create their own patterns and recognize patterns in the world around them.
This engaging title introduces young readers to the concept of equal sets. Decodable text and image support help readers identify familiar things that come in pairs, sets of threes, fours, fives, and more. The book uses relatable objects, such as four legs on a table and five fingers on a hand, to teach the concept of sets. Readers are also encouraged to find their own number set examples in their everyday lives.