Title: That's a Possibility
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company, 2013
Intended age: K-4th grade
Themes: Vocabulary, Math.
First lines: What's a Possibility?
If something can happen, it's a possibility.
Will this mouse find the cheese?
That's a possibility!
Synopsis: With colorful photos, the book explores the meaning of things that are possible, probably, likely, certain and impossible. The reader is challenged on each page to think about questions posed as story extensions. Illustrations showing the simple statistics of coin flips and dice rolls round out the text. It looks simple, but makes you think and you don't realize you're learning things at the same time.
- If you still aren't certain whether to read-view the slide show of inside spreads at the publisher's website.
- The publisher's 9-page teacher's guide is posted here.
- There are two activities on page 30 of the book. Try them!
- Write a story about something impossible. Write it again, but make the main idea possible.
- Discover Education has a probability lesson plan for grades 6-8.
- California posted a study guide for high school statistics (much of it quite basic).
This review is part of PPBF (perfect picture book Friday) where bloggers share great picture books at Susanna Leonard Hill's site. Along with tons of writing wisdom, she keeps an ever-growing list of Perfect Picture Books. #PPBF
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What a colorful nonfiction suggestion. I am always impressed by picture books that make math fun!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joanna. Learning should always be fun, right!Delete
A lot of excellent problem solving books today. I would enjoy reading this one -- just for me. What a gem for the classroom.ReplyDelete
I may not get to the rest of the list right away but you have piqued my interest! Thanks for stopping by.Delete
I added this my library list. Glad you saved it for the list.ReplyDelete
It's a "different" book. Talking to the reader, but not sly or snarky.Delete
We have this one in our school library. It's a favorite! Thanks for highlighting!ReplyDelete
I love a school with a good library! Lucky you, Jilanne. :)Delete
Oh, this sounds great! I need to look for it!ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by, Andrea.Delete
Thank you for sharing this book, Wendy :) I'm going to go look for it!ReplyDelete
It is still in print--and I hope your library has it. IT should be everywhere. :)Delete
OK, this book looks like SUCH a blast! That I'm going to check it out? Now THAT'S more than a possibility. Thank you.ReplyDelete
Too clever! Chuckling. :))Delete
I love fun books about math - and will probably read it. (leaning to most likely)ReplyDelete