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The King's Commissioners

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The King's Commissioners

(A Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book)
by Aileen Friedman

An overwhelmed king appoints new commissioners for every new problem that arises. Soon he realizes that he has no idea how many commissioners there are, so he orders his advisers to count them as they walk through the door. One counts by twos, one by fives, and the princess counts by tens, yet they come up with the same answer. The king is befuddled until the young princess explains the math behind it. We don't recommend this book for 'just for fun reading', as there just isn't much to the story, but we think it's a great pick for lessons on multiplication for kids.

A delightful beginning for those learning the concepts of counting, addition, and the place value system encourages children to have fun while learning important math skills.

Book Type:    read aloud / picture book

Related Lists:   math books

Interest Level:   2nd grade     3rd grade     4th grade 

Condition:  This book is used but in good condition. There's very little or no water damage, torn pages, damage to the spine, or writing on the outer cover or inside pages. Occasionally there's the previous owner's name / inscription on the inside front cover.