I'm here to share a fun Math Mentor Text with you! I hope that you will link up your mentor texts as well! :)
Since Thanksgiving is quickly approaching, I thought I would share an adorable Thanksgiving math book. It's called One Little, Two Little, Three Little Pilgrims. And yes, it is definitely a little (or a lot!) below fourth grade level, but I still LOVE it, and I am excited to share how I am going to use it with my big kids!!!!!!
Oh, this book is just SOOOOOO CUTE!
First, we have Kindergarten buddies. So, we are going to read this book with them, and I will have my fourth graders sit next to their buddies as we read the book so that they can discuss it with them. I will even have them use whiteboards with their buddies to draw and write out the numbers and pictures.
Finally, we will use this book as a springboard for creating and solving word problems. My students always need practice with word problems, whether it is simple addition and subtraction, or more complicated multiplication and division problems. I will create some word problems first using information from the book, and then I will challenge my students to create Thanksgiving word problems. We are going to compile all of our problems into a class Thanksgiving Math Book to share with Amanda's class. Should be fun! I like to have my students create their own problems because it stretches their thinking. They have to apply what they know to create and solve problems. :)
Do you have any other ideas to use with this book?
Please link up your Math Mentor Texts! I am looking forward to seeing what you share! :) Have a great week!
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