Staley's Bookshelf

Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream - Cindy Neuschwander, Marilyn Burns, Rosanne Litzinger

Another book from when I was observing in third grade. This is a great book for introducing multiplication and arrays. The teacher I was observing with let me do this lesson with the kids and it was so fun. We read the book which is about a girl who loves to count and her teacher suggests using multiplication to count faster and its a great visual to those who are struggling to get the concept of multiplication at first. There is a supplemental activity with the book that ties things Amanda counted to multiplication problems.