Help Me Learn Subtraction by Jean Marzollo

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This book is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for kindergarten and first grade in mathematics in operations and algebraic thinking (K.OA and 1.OA).
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Photographs of toy dinosaurs, monsters, piglets, and other objects; rhyming text; and a game help children learn that subtraction is a take-away action! Rows of colorful rubber duckies show subtraction facts. Hummingbirds and chickadees show the difference between addition and subtraction in this entertaining introduction to mathematics.
 

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. No Bio
 
Published July 1, 2012 by Holiday House. 32 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Young Adult, Science & Math, Children's Books.

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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' third collaboration gives readers both the vocabulary and the vertical and horizontal number sentences that will introduce them to basic subtraction.

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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 demonstr

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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...

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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.

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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.

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