I really like how the book was designed with text and illustrations to show the examples. This fun picture book might inspire young readers to take a closer look inside a pumpkin when they go to make their jack o'lanterns. This book makes a wonderful read-aloud companion to any math or science curriculum, and it's a fun way to reinforce counting skills at home. Truly a great little book! Tiffin but he is the smallest kid in the class. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Tiffin's class conducts an experiment that involves guessing which of three pumpkin will have the most seeds: big, medium, or small? It's great for a math lesson on comparing and contrasting sizes such as small, medium, and big or short, tall, and tallest.
When his teacher brings three pumpkins to class and asks the class to guess how many seeds are in each pumpkin, of course everyone guesses that the big pumpkin will have the most seeds. This would be a great book to share with kids during the autumn weeks. It was something my daughter could relate too. I can also share my new found knowledge of picking the sweetest pumpkin or the one with the least or most seeds. Praise For How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? Tiffin brings three pumpkins to school one day, his students all have different ideas about which one will contain the most seeds.
Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. Her cousin is very small for her age, always the smallest. Tiffin brings three pumpkins to school one day, his students all have different ideas about which one will contain the most seeds. There are also pops of educational facts about pumpkins throughout the book. Counting pumpkin seeds is messy business, but once the slimy job is done, to everyone's surprise, the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds! It had an interesting plot, but incorporates elements of math and science, too, without being boring or too didactic. It was something my daughter could relate too.
Before they choose how to count, they suggest different counting strategies. Before they choose how to count, they suggest different counting strategies. It's a great book to read at the beginning of the school year, as pumpkins are coming into season. Tiffin's Classroom Format Picture Book Publication Date 2007-07-10 Language English Publisher Random House Children's Books Publication Year 20070000 Additional Details Copyright Date 2007 Illustrated Yes Dimensions Weight 14. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York. We are pleased with this book for multiple reasons. My one main issue with the book was that the s This talks about estimating, counting one by one, and grouping things by twos, fives, or tens to count them more easily.
This is too complicated for pre-schoolers, but this would be great in an early elementary school classroom, or to read with a child of that age. Very well-done picture book about a classroom that uses estimation and counting by 2's, 5's, and 10's to determine how many seeds are in a small, medium, and large pumpkin. It is beautifully written and illustrated. Karas' stylized illustrations capture the fun of an engaging, hands-on classroom project. It turns out that the smallest pumpkin has the most seeds, which really makes Charlie really happy because he tells the cl This is a great math informational book that explores predicting, counting, and skip counting. Tiffin, that sometimes small things have a lot going on inside. Of course, it featured pumpkins and contains a little boy's name from her new favorite show.
The class splits up into groups and they all choose different ways to count the seeds. Tiffin asks his class as they gather around the big, medium, and small pumpkins on his desk. It can also be used to teach a science lesson on pumpkins, their appearance and how they grow. My daughter is the opposite of Charlie, always the tallest. But, as the little boy discovers, sometimes the smallest things hold the greatest surprises.
Charlie, the smallest boy in the class, doesn't have a guess. This is a fantastic story! The story integrates great mathematical concepts: size, counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, estimating, etc. They must predict how many seeds are in each, then do the messy but fun work of removing the seeds. Everyone is in for a surprise, however, when the pumpkins are cut open, and the seeds scooped out and counted. Teachers, get this book and get ready to go out and buy some pumpkins! I absolute Although Margaret McNamara's engaging, evocative narrative is perhaps a bit too math-oriented for me to ever consider How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin a personal favourite as I am just not that enamoured of math as a subject , this is indeed a delightful little story, and perfect for an elementary school math class or a unit on sizes and comparisons, contrasts , especially around Thanksgiving or Halloween and not just in the classroom, but also for either at home or home-schooling use.
Robert, the biggest boy in the class, believes that the largest pumpkin will naturally have the most. It's about a class who is trying to figure out how many seeds are in three different pumpkins based on how big they are. Her book, How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? About the Author Margaret McNamara is the author of The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot, George Washington's Birthday, and the popular Robin Hill School early reader series. Here, it's by multiplication, but you could think of it as skip counting, too. Then they scoop out the seeds, and count them by 2's, 5's and 10's.