Jean Marzollo

Children's Author and Illustrator
Author of I SPY

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Help Me Learn Addition

I wrote “Help Me Learn Addition” to help kindergarteners and other young children keep up with today’s Common Core Math Standards in Mathematics for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1. To help children learn, the book offers beautiful playful photographs by Chad Phillips and rhymes by me to help children, parents and teachers be successful in the learning/teaching process.

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What Does Zero Mean?

Simple Simon

Simple Simon met a pie man
Going to the fair.
Said Simple Simon to the pie man,
"Let me taste your ware."
Said the man to Simple Simon,
"Show me first your penny."
Said Simple Simon to the pie man,
"Indeed, I have not any."

Ask the children to retell in their own words the story of Simple Simon.  Can they do it using the word zero?  Explain to the children that the word ware can mean “things that are being sold.”  In class discussion, elicit that the pie man was taking his pies to the fair and sell them.  He would sell each piece for a penny.  How many pennies did Simple Simon have?  The answer is zero.  Ask the children to help you think up more verses to the poem so you can discuss more numbers.  For example,

Said the man to Simple Simon,
"Show me pennies two."
Said Simple Simon to the pie man,
"Here are two for you."

The number zero is featured in my new books, Help Me Learn Addition, and Help Me Learn Numbers 0-20.

http://jeanmarzollo.com/books/help_me_learn_addition.html

http://jeanmarzollo.com/books/help_me_learn_numbers.html

Excerpted from “The New Kindergarten” by Jean Marzollo, illustrations by Irene Trivas (c) 1987-2012.

The book is available online for free at:
http://jeanmarzollo.com/KINDERGARTEN/kindergarten_index.html
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Help Me Learn Addition

I’m very excited about my latest book Help Me Learn Addition!  I wrote this book in easy, rhythmic and rhyming verses to help young children learn basic addition concepts. This book relates to the Common Core Standards in Mathematics for Pre-K, Kindergarten, and Grade 1.  Please let me know how this book works with your students.  (jeanmarzollo@jeanmarzollo.com)

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