Monday, June 25, 2012

A Place for Zero

A Place for Zero (Charlesbridge Math Adventures (Paperback))is a fun adventure story designed to introduce children to place value and the purpose of zero. Many children are taught to count from one. Children encounter zero when they get to ten, but he is often not seen as an individual number in the same way the numbers one through nine are viewed. As the hero of the story, Zero attempts to find his purpose in life. In doing so, he reminds not only children, but also adults about the importance of remembering to talk about zero and its function in math. From the story, children learn about why we have a zero and are provided with a basic introduction to place value.

I am glad to see more picture books taking on the challenges of math vocabulary and concepts in a fun and engaging way for children.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I would have had this book when lil m started 1st grade. She had a bit of trouble with her 0 at first.