Saturday, November 7, 2009

Zero is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco


Zero is the Leaves on the Tree by Betsy Franco

The author uses metaphors from children’s lives to explain the concept of zero. I could see this book being used a lot with students to better understand zero or as a writing prompt.

A little from the book:
“Zero is…
the balls in the bin at recess time.”

Reactions from children:
Two unexpected problems with the book: We live in the southern part of the United States and many of the metaphors involved concepts our children never experience (the sound of snowfall, for example). The younger children liked it, but the older children said they got tired of zero.

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