In A Remainder of One, the ants are back with more problems dividing their troops, this time for an upcoming parade. No matter how they divide their 25 member army, poor Joe Bug is always left alone. They try 2 lines of 12, 4 lines of 6, and 3 lines of 8. How can they divide up without a remainder of one?
We really like this book. The illustrations are fun and the text is
bouncy and rhythmic. Your kids will stay with you to the end, eager
to see what happens to little Joe Bug. And, on top of the division
lesson, kids "will
identify with Joe being left out...and will certainly have a clearer
understanding of remainders." (School Library Journal)
Interest Level: Grade 1-3
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.5
Lexile Measure: 570L
If you like this book, be sure to check out this duo's other math book with the same cute little ant characters: One Hundred Hungry Ants.
Below are sample illustrations from inside A Remainder of One. These pages should give you an idea of Bonnie Mackain's adorable illustration style plus the amount of text per spread (in general).
The page on the right depicts Joe Bug, the sad little 'remaining' ant that is left out when the ant army divides. As you can read on this sample page, the text is fun and lyrical--a joy to read.
spread in the book is also shown below. It reads: "Down by an
young apple trees, the sunshine felt hot about 90 degrees. So insects
all scurried for any cool shade, from mushrooms or leaf, they watched a
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