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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

Three bear cubs go out collecting ingredients for their mother’s pie. Each time they go out, they collect a single ingredient, and each time they return they group their collections into groups of ten and “left overs”…

Three bear cubs go out collecting ingredients for their mother’s pie. Each time they go out, they collect a single ingredient, and each time they return they group their collections into groups of ten and “left overs”, then add them up. Murphy shows the regrouping very well with both pictures and numbers.

Merriam uses related but different objects on each page to total eleven in different ways. This includes six peanut shells and five pieces of popcorn at the circus, three turtles, two frogs, one lily pad, and five dragonflies by the lake…

Merriam uses related but different objects on each page to total eleven in different ways. This includes six peanut shells and five pieces of popcorn at the circus, three turtles, two frogs, one lily pad, and five dragonflies by the lake, as well as seven letters, two packages, one catalog, and one postcard in the mailbox. The pictures are bright and engaging and along with the large print, easily support the counting involved. Children could make their own number sentences and number stories to put together eleven related objects.

Trucks are heading to build a carousel. Each truck holds something different, with a different number of objects. This book involves not only counting the items on each truck, but also adding them together…

Trucks are heading to build a carousel. Each truck holds something different, with a different number of objects. This book involves not only counting the items on each truck, but also adding them together. I especially like that this book includes an addition problem with zero.

This book explains the meaning of the plus sign, as well as contexts in which it would be used. It shows how the plus sign can be used in different ways, either left to right or top to bottom, as well as uses word problems to show the use of the sign…

This book explains the meaning of the plus sign, as well as contexts in which it would be used. It shows how the plus sign can be used in different ways, either left to right or top to bottom, as well as uses word problems to show the use of the sign. It even explains how you can add multiple numbers in any order and get the same answer. I also like that the author uses the correct vocabulary of addition and sum.

Jack uses his blocks to build things, adding blocks to make new things as he goes. The pictures show what Jack sees in his imagination with his blocks—a hot dog stand, a rocket ship, etc…

Jack uses his blocks to build things, adding blocks to make new things as he goes. The pictures show what Jack sees in his imagination with his blocks—a hot dog stand, a rocket ship, etc. This is a good book for using the strategy of counting on.

Jessica is worried because on the 95th day of school her teacher tells the class that he wants each of them to bring in a collection of 100 things to share with the rest of the class for the 100th day of school. Jessica cannot think of anything to bring…

Jessica is worried because on the 95th day of school her teacher tells the class that he wants each of them to bring in a collection of 100 things to share with the rest of the class for the 100th day of school. Jessica cannot think of anything to bring, and as the days go on she sees her classmates bringing in their collections and worries even more. Different collections of objects are brought in and grouped differently to equal 100. One boy brings in five bags of twenty peanuts; another child brings in ten piles of ten paper clips; a young girl brings in four containers of twenty-five peppermints. Also helpful is the way each day is counted, from the 95th to the 100th. Jessica finally puts together her own collection, made up of ten different types of objects in ten groups, including ribbons, erasers, coins, barrettes, and others. It should also be noted that as Jessica collects these objects around her house, she sorts them within each group (i.e. sorts ribbons by color and coins by type). The pictures also clearly support all the mathematics involved in the story, encouraging finding ways to make 100, grouping, as well as following a number line for the days leading up to the 100th day.

Mr. Tiffin brings in three different size pumpkins to the classroom. Charlie is the smallest in the class and very aware of that fact. The kids in the class have to guess which pumpkin has the most seeds, then determine the actual number of seeds in each pumpkin…

Mr. Tiffin brings in three different size pumpkins to the classroom. Charlie is the smallest in the class and very aware of that fact. The kids in the class have to guess which pumpkin has the most seeds, then determine the actual number of seeds in each pumpkin. They come up with different counting strategies (by twos, by fives, and by tens), and find that the smallest pumpkin actually has the most seeds in it. Charlie compares the activity to himself, and sees that the littlest things can have a lot going on inside. This book is great at explicitly showing the counting strategies and groupings being used by the students in the class.

Thompson uses rhyming text to describe a scene in which a multitude of cats have come in and taken over a house. The counting of the cats involves both addition and subtraction, while also encouraging grouping…

Thompson uses rhyming text to describe a scene in which a multitude of cats have come in and taken over a house. The counting of the cats involves both addition and subtraction, while also encouraging grouping (“frolicking in four rows of five”– could be a basis for talking about multiplication). The illustrations are both beautiful and energetic, and could make counting the cats on each page a fun activity, as each cat is doing its own thing and causing mischief in its own way. To help with the counting, all of the number words in the book are in bold. As an activity with the book, children could also sort the cats on each page by different characteristics.

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