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Place Value
by David A. Adler
Edward Miller, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 10 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823435500 | 02-28-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: SECOND | Age: 5 to 8

Themes: Counting
Recommendations: A, K, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
W.3.4, 8, 10
SL.3.1, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 6
L.3.4, 4a, 5, 5b, 6
RI.3.1, 2, 3, 4, 7
CCSS.Math.Content.2.NBT.A.1, A.1a, A.1b, A.3
CCSS.Math.Content.1.NBT.B.2, B.2a, B.2b,

About the Book

Using humorous art, easy to follow charts and clear explanations, this book presents the basic facts about place value while inserting some amusing monkey business.

You had better not monkey around when it comes to place value. The monkeys in this book can tell you why! As they bake the biggest banana cupcake ever, they need to get the amounts in the recipe correct. There's a big difference between 216 eggs and 621 eggs. Place value is the key to keeping the numbers straight.


"Adler tackles yet another difficult math concept using simple language and an excellent comparison."—Kirkus Reviews

"Explaining something like place value can be dry, but Adler and Miller add just enough frosting to this math cupcake to make it digestible. A useful addition to a public, school, or classroom library."—Booklist

"This fun and simple explanation of place value provides a strong introduction for young readers."—School Library Journal

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. Why is place value important in the story? RL.3-4.1, 2

2. Using 10 index cards write 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 on each. Create a few extra cards with commas. Team up with a buddy. Create numbers using the cards and have your partner guess the number. Then switch.

3. Math- Numbers and operations in base ten.

4. Describe the connection between place value and order. RL.3-4.3

5. Find a banana cupcake recipe and bake with your class. W.3-4.7, 8