I am a Second Grade Gifted teacher in Palm Beach County, Florida and new mom on maternity leave. I have been teaching for five years and always look for books that would bring a literary element to my lessons whether the content area be Language Arts, Math, Science or Social Studies. One search for a book, to help me teach "fact families" a concept in our Math text, turned out unsuccessful. So, I wrote one, to help me teach the lesson and my students understand the concept better. After sharing this story with other teachers I got a lot of positive feedback. This made me realize how much I enjoyed writing stories for classroom educational purposes and I continued. I hope Smashwords.com will aide me in getting these works out to other classroom teachers! **(search my name on teachers.net for lesson plans that go with my stories)
A story that gives kids a fun way to understand place value and its roll in adding and subtracting double digit numbers. Created by a Second grade gifted education teacher. This is one of the hardest concepts in primary math for students to master and yet one of the most important math skills students need. Arm your child or students with this story to help them in their understanding.
Teachers and Parents this book is a fun way to teach Fact Families, a math concept taught in the primary grades, use the book along with some visual aides as suggested in the example lesson and your student(s) will be a pro at Fact Families in no time! I used this in my own 1st and 2nd grade classrooms and the kids loved it so much they ask to use the book and numbers during their free time.