ERIC Number: ED331715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Counting Books Are More than Numbers: An Annotated Action Bibliography.
Roberts, Patricia L.
Counting books offer children the time and the tools to develop the understanding needed to solve problems. Stimulated by these books, children may use mathematic language and talk about mathematics as they get involved with materials to move and manipulate, as they use supportive aids found in illustrations, and as they interact with materials to extend certain concepts. Counting books are enriching, reusable, and individualized number presentations. This annotated bibliography offers opportunities for teachers, parents, or other adults to introduce aspects of mathematics to a young girl or boy. The chapters "Counting Books Are More than Numbers" and "What Specialists Say about Counting Books" provides a discussion about the value and use of counting books. The bibliography includes more than 350 counting books selected by researching standard review materials in the field of literature for children, noting published recommendations about counting books from specialists in the field, and first-hand examination. Entries within each section are entered by author and each entry contains the title, publisher, date, presence of illustrations, grade/interest levels, features, and a one-paragraph description of the content. References and an index with titles, authors, and illustrators are included. The bibliography is divided into the following sections: (1) "ABC and 123"; (2) "Rhymes" (counting and counting out, humor and nonsense, learning, and singing); (3) Collections of Related Objects and Stories" (e.g., animals and insects, carnivals, countries, monsters, mysteries, etc.); and (4) "Collections of Unrelated Objects" (counting fewer than ten, up to ten and greater than ten). (KR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Computation, Concept Formation, Elementary Education, Learning Activities, Manipulative Materials, Numbers, Problem Solving, Reading Materials
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Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
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