Sunday, June 9, 2013

1 + 1 = 5 and Other Unlikely Additions: A Math Mentor Text (and a FREE Math Mini Book)

Happy Sunday.
I'm linking up with Collaboration Cuties once again to share a favorite text.  This week's topic is math.  The fun math text I would like to highlight is 1 + 1 = 5 and Other Unlikely Additions by David LaRochelle.
This book is so much fun.  It offers different equations such as 1 + 1 = 3 (what?).  Yes, 1 goat plus 1 unicorn equals 3 horns.  My kids love this book.  It is also great for predicting.
If you would like for your own students to create some unlikely equations, I created a companion mini book to go with this text.  
You can have a free copy by clicking on the picture below.

This is a great book.  Here's the break down . . .

Thanks for reading and be sure to check out the other math text suggestions at Collaboration Cuties.


  1. I am loving this book, thank you so much for this book suggestion. I will be reviewing math equations and this will be a fun little end of the year twist. Thanks so much for the freebie! Love, love, love this!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

  2. This is a really cute idea. What a fun way to help kids think!

    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

  3. I love this book! I've never seen it and can't wait to get it and share it with my class! Thanks so much for introducing me to it! :) AND for the freebie! :)
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

  4. This book looks so fun! Thanks for sharing about it and including a great freebie to go along!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  5. This book is adorable! I love the mini book you created. I know my students would have great fun creating their own equations! Happy to be following you!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  6. I must get a copy of this one! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Have a wonderful week--
    Sarah @ Hoots N Hollers

  7. This looks so cute! I'm already trying to figure out how I can adapt this to upper grades!

    Thanks so much for linking up!
    Collaboration Cuties

  8. I love this book- definitely a must have. Its cleverness reminds me of "Q is for Duck." Thank you for the cute freebie!! Have a great week.

  9. What a great book! I'm so glad that you shared it! It will be a great lesson to use next year when we introduce addition. Thanks for the freebie too!

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  10. Thank you for such a wonderful review of my book! I am honored! I love your mini-book activity. And if anyone is interested, you can find a free teaching guide and extension activities for this book at my website:

    Happy summer vacation to all the teachers!
    David LaRochelle

  11. What a great book! I have not seen this. Love your activity to go with it too! It's on my wish list now. :0)

    Learning With Mrs. Brinn

  12. Hi! I found your adorable blog through Lucky to be in First's giveaway. I think I'm also your 100th follower! Congratulations! I just hit the 100 follower mark a few weeks ago.
    So glad to have found your blog!
    Have a great day!

    First Grade Follies

  13. That looks like an awesome book! I like your pictures too.
    Kids Math Teacher

  14. I found you through the Give Away and I am your newest follower.
    I will have to add that book to my Amazon Wish List!
    Stop by sometime.
    My Heart Belongs in First

  15. Oh Wow!! I really want to read this book. It looks great. And the mini book is so cute. Thank you for the ideas.

    Curious Firsties