This wonderful book caught my eye the other day in the bookstore: 1 + 1 = 5 And Other Unlikely Additions, by David LaRochelle.
How could I not buy it?
It’s colorful, fun and – the best part – unexpected!
Each page introduces a new way to look at 1 + 1.
This book enforces the concept of units and place value. Like this page where 1+1=110.
It also gives parents and teachers the opportunity to talk about things like creepy crawlies – and their differences. Here’s a page where we see some differences in ants and spiders:
And who could resist a discussion about shapes when you get to this one:
When I read it to K8, Husband was enthralled. Clearly there’s fun stuff for all ages in this one!
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