Sunday, July 14, 2013

Math Mentor Text-Zero the Hero

It is Sunday, time to link up with Collaboration Cuties for Must Read Mentor Text. This week's topic is math.

One of the books I love sharing with my students is Zero the Hero by Joan Holub.

This book is an adorable book that shows the value of zero. I use this book when I am teaching my students the properties of addition and multiplication.

Here is the write-up from Amazon:
"Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada. That’s what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn’t add anything in addition. He’s of no use in division. And don’t even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint: Poof!) But Zero knows he’s worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable."

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My students love the comic-style part of this book. It makes it a little tricky to do as a read-aloud, but it is perfect to share in small groups. 

What are your favorite Math Mentor Texts?  


  1. I like that Zero is a Superhero that will get the attention of half of my students from the start. Thanks for sharing an awesome book!

    Foreman Teaches

  2. I haven't see this book before. My students love the song Zero the Hero... so now I need a book to go along too! Thanks for sharing this one!


  3. Great text! Thanks so much for sharing this one. I will add to my list...

    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  4. This looks adorable! Another book I've never heard of! I'll have to check it out!

    Thanks for linking up,
    Collaboration Cuties

  5. I've never heard of this book either - it's cute though! Glad to get some upper grades ideas. I am moving to 5th this year - yikes!!

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  6. This book looks great, I just pinned it but I think I should just go ahead and order it!! Thanks for sharing this title!!

  7. Thank you for sharing a great book! I like the idea of sharing it in small groups.


  8. I have seen this book, but have not had my hands on it. I will certainly check it out.
    Thanks for the suggestion and have a great week.

    School Is a Happy Place