Let's Talk about Books!

Being an early years trained teacher, there is nothing more that I love than reading a good story book.  I enjoy seeing my students get so involved, that they just don't want you to stop reading.  Today I'm linking up with the one and only Deanna Jump to share with you one of my favourite number story books.  I love early years numeracy and whenever I can find a great numeracy story book, I must 'add it to the collection.' 

The book I want to share with you all is:

I love how this story starts
12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 __ 12 What happened to 11?

Is it in the magician's hat?

Maybe it's in the mailbox or hiding in the jack-o'-lantern?
Don't forget to look in the barnyard where the hen awaits the arrival of her new little chicks.
Could that be where eleven went?

Eve Merriam and Bernie Karlin take young readers on a counting adventure as they demonstrate twelve witty and imaginative ways to get to eleven.

This book can be used for many different focuses
  • counting
  • adding on
  • part-part whole
  • number stories
  • subitizing

While reading, I normally give each student 11 counters and we create each number story.

After reading I use this FREE Activity Number 11 Ten Different Ways by Page Protector Printables and More. Before we do this activity, we brainstorm about all of the other ways that we can represent 11.  Such as money, objects etc.

Some students do have difficulty breaking that past 10 barrier.  This book is a great way for students to study the number 11 and what it looks like in many different ways.

Make sure you check out Deanna's new Let's Talk about Books link up - I'm off to check out some other great reads now.


  1. Awesome resource for math workshop! Thanks!
    The Meek Moose

    1. Thanks Heather - I'll have to check math workshop out.


  2. Very fun book, and wonderful freebie! Thank you! :o)

  3. Great resource. You are very creative. I would also like to take the opportunity to share this new educational platform with you: Created by Teachers, Exclusively for Teachers



  4. Thanks Martin - I'll check it out!


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