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One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale

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A village girl outsmarts a king by asking him to double a portion of rice every day for 30 days in order to feed the hungry. 


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summary:  This book is great for showing how a number can get really big if repeatedly doubled.   In the story, a village girl outsmarts a selfish king by asking him to double a portion of rice every day for 30 days in order to feed the hungry. She wins!  Younger grades will get the idea even though the actual math concept (multiplication / exponents) is better suited for older grades. Teachers of older grades can turn this book into an entire lesson. by Demi


book type:   
read aloud / picture book

condition:  This book is used but it is in good condition.  Occasionally there's the previous owner's name or inscription on the inside front cover.  Overall though, we are very proud of the quality of our books!


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