[Reading] ➷ A Place for Zero By Angeline Sparagna Lopresti – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Zero is lonely in Digitaria He can t play Addemup with the other numbers, because he has nothing to add Join Zero as he goes on a journey to discover his place Zero is lonely in Digitaria He can t play Addemup with the other numbers, because he has nothing to add Join Zero as he goes on a journey to discover his place. This story helps children understand the role of zeroes in place value A teacher could use place value bingo to reinforce the concepts introduced in the story The teacher could incorporate clues with zeroes to test the students understanding of zeroes in place value Students create their bingo cards with numbers that they choose When they recieve a clue that describes onoe of the numbers on their board, they caover that number For example if a number has a zero in the tens place the number This story helps children understand the role of zeroes in place value A teacher could use place value bingo to reinforce the concepts introduced in the story The teacher could incorporate clues with zeroes to test the students understanding of zeroes in place value Students create their bingo cards with numbers that they choose When they recieve a clue that describes onoe of the numbers on their board, they caover that number For example if a number has a zero in the tens place the number could also be any one digit number I am intrigued by the idea of finding books that help children increase their mathematical motivation and understanding In this cute story, zero learns where he belongs by being added in a numberator and being multiplied in a multi tube, then inventing place value so numbers greater than nine become possible Older children who have math experience may enjoy the story, but it doesn t offer any explanations for children who don t already get the concepts Because of this, it disappoints. Wish I could give this a 3.5 Rich illustrations seem to grab my kindergartener and me Her requests to read it over and over suggest a four rating, but something a bit stilted in the writing makes me want to give it a three But if you, too, are a math nerd parent and you want to make sure your child finds math fun and intriguing, this series seems to be a nice place to bring math concepts to life We ll definitely check outof these. My daughter starts Kindergarten this year, and we picked up this math adventure at Open House tonight What a great book Zero wants to find his place in Numberaria, a magical kingdom of numbers He feels distraught until he learns his value through the power of multiplication Great book, and the illustrations were great. Book Title A Place for ZeroAuthor Angeline Sparagna LoPrestiIllustrator Phyllis HornungReading Level 3.8Lextile 660LFontas Pinnell NBook Summary This read is a math adventure that follows a lonely digit that was a zero who didn t know his place Zero felt sad because he felt like he didn t belong in Digitaria with the other numbers of value Zero adventures through the kingdom to discover his purpose in different math concepts Ideas The story continually tellsinformation about h Book Title A Place for ZeroAuthor Angeline Sparagna LoPrestiIllustrator Phyllis HornungReading Level 3.8Lextile 660LFontas Pinnell NBook Summary This read is a math adventure that follows a lonely digit that was a zero who didn t know his place Zero felt sad because he felt like he didn t belong in Digitaria with the other numbers of value Zero adventures through the kingdom to discover his purpose in different math concepts Ideas The story continually tellsinformation about how a zero can be used in math concepts It can be difficult to understand how zero is used properly in math, but this book did great job of slowly introducing the concept and continually building from that Organization This text and illustrations slowly introduces how zero works in math concepts The book starts out with basic information like the place value of a zero and continually progresses into addition and subtraction uses with a zero, and further into multiplication and othercomplex math concepts Voice The writing creates a sense of frustration and misunderstanding for the character zero I think it s a great voice to give that character because it is relatable to the readers trying to understand the confusing concept of zero in math Word Choice This book was balanced between kids focused engaging words helping create of a kingdom full of numerals and math vocabulary words like numerals, addition, subtraction, and multiplication Sentence Fluency The writer used a good amount of short and medium sentences The book was also very conversational I felt the length of the sentences were fitting to the younger audience that it is geared towards Many characters were speaking to each other with a narrative voice sprinkled in Conventions The text had a lot of quoted questioning sentences that showed confusion from the main character, which was fitting for the theme of the book that was introducing a confusing topic For example zero though, I wonder what would happen if I were multiplied with another number Presentation The book featured detailed artwork with each page the portrayed a kingdom full of living numerals The pictures were clearly numbers and the setting was clearly a kingdom The pictures were fitting with the text that was being read and was able to show expression of the numeral characters I like that it showed visuals of numbers and symbols that are used to actually do math Classroom Integration Mini Lessons Content Connections This is a great read aloud book for introducing a math lesson with a focus on using the number zero The zero can be a difficult number for children to understand with regards to how it is used in math problems This book goes over all the introductory ways that zeros can be used in math How it is as a stand alone number, how it works with addition, subtraction, multiplication and What a creative book Protagonist Zero struggles to find his place among all the other numbers He feels that he has no value because all the other numbers can be added together to make a new number, but when Zero and a number are added together, it makes the same number Can zero ever find his own unique role among the other numbers Will he ever feel useful or wanted This book is a wonderful informational book because it gives young readers information about math in a non dreary, enjoyable wa What a creative book Protagonist Zero struggles to find his place among all the other numbers He feels that he has no value because all the other numbers can be added together to make a new number, but when Zero and a number are added together, it makes the same number Can zero ever find his own unique role among the other numbers Will he ever feel useful or wanted This book is a wonderful informational book because it gives young readers information about math in a non dreary, enjoyable way By integrating math facts into a fun story rather than simply giving readers facts, Lopresti engages her readers and makes them want to learnabout math, while at the same time informing readers about what the digit zero can do, the power of addition and multiplication, and what is unique about zero This book immediately catches readers interest because of its entertaining way of working with math and colorful illustrations that work well with the fun text Both the math information integrated into the book as well as the colors used for the illustrations contribute greatly to the text In the book, zero is blue, which represents his melancholy about not fitting in with the other numbers, while other numbers are colors like yellow and red, which symbolize happiness or activity Thus, the math information and bright colors work together to present math facts in a fun way to readers, making this a thoroughly enjoyable informational book that one can truly savor I liked this book because it explains the rules for zeros and haw this number has value but can change many values by change his spots from one to others Kids easy can understand with this book also has good view with all pictures I am very interesting to get the kids read it and know how they put the zero on ten or hundred values and see what the difference I really enjoyed this book It helps readers with the whole issue of zero in numbers as well as how zero reacts using it when multiplying and adding It will be of great use when teaching One thing that I found was that the illustrations made me feel like it was a book for young students, but the information is for an older student, perhaps 4th and 5th grade. Cute but no history of the concept, just how it functions in operations The anthropomorphic story of zero as a daddy is sweet. Cute math adventure story Zero wants to find his own place in math landwhere does he fit.

- ebook
- 32 pages
- A Place for Zero
- Angeline Sparagna Lopresti
- 13 August 2019 Angeline Sparagna Lopresti
- 1282244140