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The Numbers Dance: A Counting Comedy by…

The Numbers Dance: A Counting Comedy

by Josephine Nobisso

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The number one through ten (1-10) dance across the dance floor throughout the book. Every number has there own dancing style whether it is elegant or not, each number is unique. I loved the way the story line rhymed because it felt as if the numbers were actually dancing to the rhythm. The beat of the rhythm actually made me think they were playing a song in the background. I believe students can relate to this book to math by dancing while learning their numbers to make it fun and entertaining. I would definitely use this book in a math lesson in my future classroom. Great book! ( )
  CKISSINGER | Apr 19, 2017 |
A funny rhyme about numbers that will have children laughing! There is different rhymes for numbers one through ten. This is great book to read when teaching about counting and numbers. ( )
  jaimie919 | Apr 22, 2013 |
This is a counting book that has a sense of movement that goes along with it. It's not simply about counting, it's about understanding how the numbers go together.
  msampsel | Mar 4, 2011 |
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Twirling and whirling, zigging and zagging, numerals dance across the pages, enticing children to play with numbers and develop a better understanding of numeric values in this fun and informative comic approach. Three groups of numerals make mightily concerted attempts to maintain the quirks of their distinct personalities in the face of persistent peer pressure. The irascible 1, 2, 3, and 4, though frail and wiry, would like to impose their ballroom dance style on the robust 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10. 5 and 6 cannot help reverting to raucous jazz dancing, no matter how hard they sportingly try to conform, and 7–10 don't see the point of being anything but what they truly are—western line dancers. Scuffles, rumbles, round-ups, and coercions ensue until 1–4 have their way and 5–10 "go back to dancing like they want to, again!" The book's rousing, impeccably-metered rhymes provide the cadence of each dance style, and the spare accompanying art lends a clean energy to the numerals' challenge to accept each other as they are.

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Numerals one through ten divide up by their respective dance styles of classical, boogie, and western line dancing, until their competition ends in tolerance.

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