15 Irresistible Mini-Plays For Teaching Math

15 Irresistible Mini-Plays For Teaching Math

This informative book is full to the brim with ideas and activities to help educators present math concepts in a fun and engaging way. Each section begins with a short play designed to introduce a concept. For example, Chicken Pox Party introduces skip counting. Students practice counting by 2s, 5s and 10s in a silly, counting chicken pox spots situation. The plays are followed by helpful suggestions for performing the play with multiple options to suit individual class needs. Each play is accompanied by extra activity ideas, including a reproducible, that help to drive the concept home. Students will play a dot-to-dot challenge game in teams continuing to practice skip counting and then move on to one of the many inventive arts and crafts activities in the book...

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Lights on the Nile

Lights on the Nile

Kepi had no intention of journeying up the Nile to the capital city to speak directly with Pharaoh Khufu. She was content to stay at home and help her crippled father begin his baking business. But when some boys steal Babu, a baby baboon that Kepi saved, Kepi has to journey up the Nile to save him once more. Along the way, Kepi herself is kidnapped, faces many dangers, meets new friends in the capital city, and eventually finds herself face to face with Pharaoh Khufu—the pharaoh who commissioned the pyramid that Kepi’s father was injured while building. Kepi fails to convince the pharaoh of the injustice that he has neglected to correct. She and her friends are saved the punishment for approaching the pharaoh in the sacred temple by a goddess who offers them a second life as feri...

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The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His Grrrrr!

The Grizzly Bear Who Lost His Grrrrr!

Fred has a lot of impressive talents, but the best talent of all is that his grrrrr is the loudest of all. This means that he spends a lot of time on his own getting ready to compete, but he doesn't need friends when he's surrounded by all of his trophies and awards. When a new bear comes to try to win Fred's usual trophy and Fred wakes up one morning with no grrrrr, Fred is worried that this could be the end of his reputation as the bear with the best grrrrr. Soon new friends help Fred to find his roar and to find out what happened to Fred's most prized attribute. Fred and others learn that having good friendships is more important than winning prizes...

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Not Norman: A Goldfish Story

Not Norman: A Goldfish Story

In this book, a little boy receives a pet fish for a birthday present. He isn't thrilled because he wanted a different kind of pet that can interact more with him through playing catch, chasing strings, or cuddling up with him at night, but not Nomran the goldfish who just swims around in a fishbowl. The boy decides he is going to try to trade Norman for a different pet, but in the process finds out that the fish can make him, laugh, is a good listener, and is always there for him. A relationship develops between the boy and his pet fish, and when the boy gets the chance to take the goldfish back to the pet store, he decides he wouldn't trade Norman for any other pet in the whole world...

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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room: Part One

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Reptile Room: Part One

Violet, Klaus and Sunny are now with Dr. Montgomery Montgomery. He's an expert in reptiles and very strange. Even though the Baudelaires' are supposed to be with their closest living relative, they suspect Montgomery is not related to them at all. As they are getting to know him and getting to be themselves and be in a safe and loving place, a new assistant for Montgomery shows up, which is actually Count Olaf. Violet and Klaus try to tell Montgomery who the new assistant is, but he won't let them finish their sentences...

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First & Then

First & Then

Devon Tennyson’s life was going pretty well, all things considered. She was ready to start her senior year, she had a college picked out, and she had a plan to get there. But when her cousin Foster moves in she instantly changes from an only child to the older sister of an awkward, geeky freshman boy who just can’t leave her alone, whether it’s at school or at home. When Foster’s hidden kicking talent is discovered by Ezra (the school’s surly, quiet star linebacker), Devon ends up getting to know both Foster...

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