## Connections to the Real World

### Children’s Literature

The Read to Me icon introduces an opportunity to read a children’s book as a way of building problem-solving skills or illustrating how a math concept can be applied in the real world. The Teacher Manual references and summarizes more than 200 trade books that are used to illustrate and extend the lesson. Suggested activities relating to other curricula make the lesson imaginative and fun. The trade books may be found in your school or public library, and many titles are also available in Spanish.

### Algebraic Reasoning

Algebraic Reasoning is developed as children learn to write the number sentence related to a story and use manipulatives to find one or two missing numbers.

### Cross Curricular Connections

Connections to nature, physical education, real-world information, music, and art allow students to see math everywhere in the real world.