My Birthday Surprise
It’s never too early for students to start mastering algebraic skills. These skills are important building blocks for competency in math. Critical concepts dealing with operations and simple algebraic methods are explored, including addition and subtraction techniques, simple word problems, and decomposing numbers. Helpful images engage readers, and accessible text makes each skill easy for them to understand. Through an engaging narrative about an exciting birthday surprise, readers learn to solve subtraction word problems. The text highlights standard K.OA.A.2 of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. This book should be paired with "Morgan's Birthday Surprise" (9781477715932) from the Rosen Math Readers Program to provide the alternative point of view on the same topic.