On a personal note, fair warning that I may be a bit MIA this week. I have to finish cleaning/packing up my classroom and my husband graduates on Friday-so we will be preparing for family to come into town and for the graduation party on Saturday. I'm looking forward to celebrating his accomplishments with friends and family.
On to the teaching part of my post! I'm linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Texts. This week's topic is math. A few years ago I had a class that was really struggling with prime and composite numbers. I tired to explain it as many ways as I could, but many of them just didn't get it. After searching for different ideas on line I discovered this book.
You Can Count On Monsters by Richard Evan Schwartz. This book gives each number between 1 and 100 a picture of a monster. All prime numbers have their own unique monster.
|Monster for the number 2|
|The monster for 10 is made up of the monster for 5 and 2|
|Monster for 22|
What do you use when you teach prime and composite numbers? Be sure to head over to Collaboration Cuties for more great mentor texts!