The Right Number of Elephants

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How can you tell if a number of items is reasonable? Combine math and language arts with a fun lesson plan based on Jeff Shepard's The Right Number of Elephants. After reading the book, kids discuss amounts of other items and create minibooks about the "right" number.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Great as a lesson for the whole class or a small group in a language arts center
  • Use more sophisticated ideas for the "right" number of items when dealing with older or more advanced learners
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires materials such as foam or felt elephants, plastic peanuts, and the book to read
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  • Provides a guide for assessment
  • A good way to address math and language arts standards in one lesson
  • Encourages critical thinking and creativity

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