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Place Value by David A. Adler

Place Value

by David A. Adler

Other authors: Edward Miller (Illustrator)

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"The mathematical concept of place value is explained using a place value chart, descriptions of how money is notated, and humorous examples from a recipe that a group of monkeys is using to make a gigantic banana muffin."--



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This is a perfect example of how to make a math concept enjoyable and non-intimidting. Thinking about place value going into a book does not sound exciting, but the little playful monkeys in this good gave it a nice upbeat feeling. The author does seem like he was trying to cover a lot about the history of numbers, and a lot of information in general that it could be a little bit overwhelming. Overall, I think it was a pretty good way to combine math and reading. ( )
  aferrara | Apr 20, 2019 |
This book was probably my favorite of all of the counting books because it would be perfect to start a unit on place value. It is also text heavy, so it might take a few days to get through, but the visuals really help and it could be used for first or second (or even third) grade. It is colorful and the monkeys make it fun, and I like how it explains at the beginning that numbers are also meant to have meaning and it matters the order in which you write them. ( )
  DevDye | Oct 14, 2018 |
This book tells the story about monkeys at a Banana Cafe making a large banana cupcake. It is similar to monkeys jumping on the bed. It teaches place value, and it is great for grades 1-5. ( )
  JuanCunningham | Sep 11, 2018 |
I absolutely loved this book. It had big enough print to see the different place values for kids. I thought this book also had a challenging context so that kids could see different aspects of place value in small and big numbers. The chart for the place value was also provided on multiple pages so that kids could almost memorize what the place values were. ( )
  rferia | Sep 10, 2018 |
"Place Value" introduces place value, but first introduces how numbers are made up of digits, just like words are made up of letters. I liked how they made that connection first, as math is a language too. It shows the process of finding the value of a number by following a recipe for banana cupcakes. Many children are familiar with that by helping their parents cook or bake. It shows how 216 eggs is very different than 621 eggs even though the two numbers are made up of the same digits. The book is straightforward and shows examples in a visually pleasing way. ( )
  owaguespack | Sep 9, 2018 |
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