Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20 by Jean Marzollo

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Synopsis

Colorful photographs of rabbits,
chicks, cars, fish, dogs, cookies, and
other fun objects, rhyming text, and
a fun game help children learn
numbers. This book not only
teaches children how to count, but
how to connect numbers with a
value.

 

About Jean Marzollo

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Jean Marzollo was born in Manchester, Connecticut in 1942. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1964, and received a Masters in Teaching from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in 1965. After graduating, she taught for several years and then became involved in educational publishing. For twenty years she was the editor of "Let's Find Out," Scholastic's kindergarten magazine. She has written over a 130 books for children and has illustrated some of her own children's books starting in 2003. Her works include the I Spy series; Soccer Sam; Mama Mama/Papa Papa; Close Your Eyes; Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King; and the Shanna Show books. She was the recipient of the 2000 Rip Van Winkle Award presented by the School Library Media Specialists of Southeastern New York. She is married to Claudio Marzollo, a retired sculptor who has co-authored some of her children's science fiction and fantasy books. They have two sons, Dan and Dave. She resides in Upstate New York. Chad Phillips is a commercial photographers who has created photographs for educational publishers such as McGraw Hill, Scholastic, and Pearson.áHe lives in Connecticut.
 
Published September 1, 2011 by Holiday House. 24 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books.

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Relating to the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics for pre-K through first grade, this latest focuses on addition: counting on, skip counting, number sentences, ways to equal 10, tally marks and a few subtraction problems.

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As in the previous two books (Help Me Learn Addition, 2012, etc.), sometimes-forced rhyming verses set up a math problem, the answer left blank in the rhyme but provided in parentheses within the text.

Jun 13 2012 | Read Full Review of Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20

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Marzollo’s latest math title is a rather utilitarian counting book combining mediocre rhymes with I Spy–like objects to count.

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Marzollo and Phillips team up for an idiosyncratic and eye-catching counting book featuring photographic compositions of miscellaneous objects including vintage toy cars, Dalmatian figurines, and rubb

Jul 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20

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Concepts like “skip counting” and using tally marks are also introduced, although the rhymes can get overwrought in the process: “Spaceship babies/ want to know more./ Can we tell them what tally marks are for?/ Tally marks help/ us count today./ Here’s a math sentence/ the tally mark way...

Jan 30 2012 | Read Full Review of Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20

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In the third title in the photograph-based Help Me Learn series (following Help Me Learn Numbers 0–20 and Help Me Learn Addition), Marzollo uses puppets, figurines, and other playful items to demonstrate math equations, which are presented both numerically and in words.

Jul 23 2012 | Read Full Review of Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20

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Marzollo and Phillips team up for an idiosyncratic and eye-catching counting book featuring photographic compositions of miscellaneous objects including vintage toy cars, Dalmatian figurines, and rubber finger-puppet monsters.

Jul 25 2011 | Read Full Review of Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20

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