Counting on Fall Kindle æ Counting on PDF/EPUB ²

Counting on Fall Kindle æ Counting on PDF/EPUB ²

Counting on Fall ❮Reading❯ ➳ Counting on Fall ➬ Author Lizann Flatt – As young readers journey into the natural world they will discover that numbers patterns shapes — and much — can be found by observing everyday plants and animalsWhat if animals and plants knew ma As young readers journey into the natural world they will discover that numbers patterns shapes — and much — can be found by observing everyday plants and animalsWhat if animals and plants knew math just like Counting on PDF/EPUB ² you Would leaves fall in patterns Would whales enter a race In Counting on Fall the first title in the Math in Nature series by award–winning author Lizann Flatt nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of number sense and numeration The engaging “What if” format of this informational picture book is sure to delight five– to seven– year– oldsEach of the four books in the Math in Nature series will cover one season of the year and one area of the math curriculum Colorful cut– paper collage art uniuely evokes the natural world while two levels of text — one a lyrical story the other asking children to problem– solve — bring the reader to a full understanding of the math concept being covered.

  • Hardcover
  • 32 pages
  • Counting on Fall
  • Lizann Flatt
  • English
  • 06 March 2014
  • 9781926973364

10 thoughts on “Counting on Fall

  1. Lisa Lisa says:

    I tend not to like books that have clearly been written with some educational standard in mind This book screams I'm trying to teach children about counting Sigh This is apparently the first in a series Math in Nature in which each book will focus on a different season and a different math concept This one is about fall so it features leaves turning colors suirrels gathering nuts bears eating berries whale and goose migration etc The book begins with a promising if uninspired stanza Who'd count the leaves falling from the trees stirred and disturbed by the passing breeze? But it uickly descends into I'm trying to teach you something territory For example What number of nuts would a suirrel stash away? Would they keep count? Would they keep score? Imagine them comparing the size of their stores And then there's a little box on the page Can you count each suirrel's nuts? Almost every page has a little box with a math prompt Without counting do you know how many seeds or fruit are in each group? Can you see several ways to make up ten? Which bear has 2 berries than 5? and it is these boxes that completely ruin the book The rest of the text is solidly mediocre but the boxes are just painful The uestions belong in a teacher's guide to using this book in a classroom not in the book itselfThe truly sad thing is that the illustrations are gorgeous collages with vibrant colors interesting texture and adorable animals There is also a very good section at the end with information about each animal featuredNote I received a free advance reading copy of this book from the publisher at an American Library Association Annual Conference Obviously I was not reuired to write a positive review Thank you publisher

  2. Rebecca Gomez Rebecca Gomez says:

    A beautiful book I love the illustrations and its interactivity It's a perfect blend of nature and numbers

  3. Leah Leah says:

    Fantastic math series for early learners

  4. Kelly Kelly says:

    I am such a sucker for pictures made of cut collage This gorgeous book made counting so much fun All the animals are well illustrated I particuarly liked the raccoons

  5. Esther May Esther May says:

    Can I just say that I love the pictures in this book They are all cut pieces of paper put together to make a scene This was a fun way to introduce different kinds of counting

  6. Katie Fitzgerald Katie Fitzgerald says:

    Various animals associated with Fall are shown in groups and patterns to demonstrate math concepts in this Math in Nature book for young readersThe pictures of fall foliage and various animals and insects in formation are very eye catching The illustrations appear to be assembled from tiny paper cut outs and the contrast among the different colors and textures of the paper draws the reader into each image The very first two page spread showing the leaves as they fall from a tree to the ground below is the most evocative of Fall but other images of animals like geese and bats also suggest the crisp air of the season Each illustration is arranged in a particular way to promote the sort of counting the text wants the reader to perform Butterflies and bats are shown in neat rows that make it easy to count them by tens Other animals are pictured holding a certain number of items in their mouths to help kids learn how to multiply the number of animals by the number of items they hold The antelopes are pictured in pairs to make it easier to count by twosThis book does work as a read aloud but it might be a long story time if one tried to count every animal on every page A way to handle this might be to read the nature information at the back of the book prior to sharing it with kids so that there are pages where you talk about the animals instead of the math I have done math themed story times before and counting does engage the kids for part of the time but a whole book of nothing but counting in various modes might become tedious especially with a group used to traditional literacy activities In a Fall story time though this would pair well with Fall Is Not Easy for a visually appealing and entertaining sessionCounting on Fall is a great read alike for the beginning math books created by Stuart J Murphy Parents and teachers who want to promote better math skills will be pleased to have a seasonal story that also accomplishes this goal I can imagine this book supports a number of common core goals and I can see it being a good fit in classrooms up to around grade three Other books in the Math in Nature series include Sorting Through Spring which focuses on patterns and probability Sizing Up Winter which is all about measurement and Shaping Up Summer which handles geometry Another animal book with a math component that might also appeal to fans of this book is Birdsongs by Betsy FrancoDisclosure

  7. Catherine Catherine says:

    Counting on Fall is the first in Lizann Flatt's four part Math in Nature series of children's books for Owl Kids The book aims to use poetic prose and uestion prompts to engage young readers with math concepts in this case counting Overall I wasn't blown away by the writing in this book I understand that Ms Flatt was writing for an educational publisher and as such was operating under a very specific mandate but I found the presentation of the uestion prompts a little heavy handed Any parent or teacher who'd ever read a book to a child would have been able to come up with these uestions on their own Thus I found their inclusion as part of the illustration in a coloured paper text box both jarring and unnecessaryI do have to give Ms Flatt kudos for choosing to feature flora and fauna native to Canada in this series and for the research that went into the Nature Notes at the end of the book Honestly I think that if the whole book had been written in this straight forward prose I would have enjoyed it The highlight of this book for me was definitely the illustrations Barron's cut paper collage techniue and hand painted textures were lovely and whimsical The page spread with the whales was my favourite image but the one with the mischievous raccoons came in a close second Barron is amazingly talented and has a distinct knack for creating colourful and engaging illustrations If you're a fan of her work she has a fabulous website wwwashleybarroncom and blog wwwashleybarronwordpresscom that features her current projects ranging from magazine covers to stop animation filmsVerdict Worth collecting for the illustrations alone

  8. Melissa Melissa says:

    Well I have mixed feelings about this I know it's didactic and not a great picture book for picture book's sake but I guess don't mind having some options for parents who are starting from zero and don't really know how to prompt this type of activity on their own maybe because their parents never did it for them But I wish the text and the prompts were even differentiated on the page than they aremaybe if the prompts were all in a bar along the bottom of the page so that you could jsut read the text sometimes and then sometimes go back and just read the prompts and do the activities Right now it feels like you have to do both on every page And I'd rather that the backmatter talked about the math concepts in the book than about the animals Wouldn't it be great to have a couple sentences on ordinal numbers or a suggestion about how to explain subtraction to a young child? Or even a paragraph for grownups about what math and pre math skills are appropriate for preschoolers?

  9. Allison Loncar Allison Loncar says:

    Genre Counting Copyright 2012This book is an informational book of poetry that uses nature for math As the poem writes about how different animals and things in nature change for fall the text brings in different math problems There is a separate text box that asks problems such as how many make ten estimation additionsubtraction partswhole and etc This would be a fun book to use as a review At the end it gives a short synopsis of each animal that was represented in the book

  10. Chris Chris says:

    This book is part of the Math in Nature series and it deals with math concepts that one might encounter in nature It primarily deals with groups of ten adding and subtracting from ten etc The illustrations are done in a great cut paper techniue that gives real dimension to the pages This book could be used to showcase the art techniue as well

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