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One Grain of Rice

One Grain of Rice

A Mathematical Folktale

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: JUVENILE FICTION
  • Page: 40
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A reward of one grain of rice doubles day by day into millions of grains of rice when a selfish raja is outwitted by a clever village girl.

A Grain of Rice

A Grain of Rice

  • Author: Helena Clare Pittman
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 1524765538
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 112
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Over 200,000 copies sold! Now with a newly refreshed design, this classic mathematical folktale tells the story of a clever farmer who outwits the Emperor of China and becomes the wealthiest man in the world—all starting with one grain of rice. When a humble farmer named Pong Lo asks for the hand of the Emperor’s beautiful daughter, the Emperor is enraged. Whoever heard of a peasant marrying a princess? But Pong Lo is wiser than the Emperor knows. And when he concocts a potion that saves the Princess’s life, the Emperor gladly offers him any reward he chooses—except the Princess. Pong Lo makes a surprising request. He asks for a single grain of rice, doubled every day for one hundred days. The baffled Emperor obliges—only to discover that if you’re as clever as Pong Lo, you can turn a single grain of rice into all the wealth and happiness in the world! Praise for A Grain of Rice: “Gracefully illustrated. . . . This original story set in fifteenth-century China will captivate readers and perhaps teach them a little about mathematics.” —Booklist “Clever and quietly told in simple, yet evocative language.” —Kirkus Reviews “Any young reader (with calculator handy) will enjoy the tale.” —Scientific American “[A] book that is wise and humorous, and one to be perused and savored.” —School Library Journal

The Greatest Power

The Greatest Power

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0689845030
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 40
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Long ago, a Chinese boy-emperor named Ping challenges the children of his kingdom to show him the greatest power in the world, and all are surprised at what is discovered.

Firebird

Firebird

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805078114
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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With the aid of his magical horse, Ptitsa, a young archer fulfills the increasingly difficult requests of Tsar Ivan and wins the hand of Princess Vassilissa.

The Rajah's Rice

The Rajah's Rice

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Hmh School
  • ISBN: 9780153565885
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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When Zandra, the official bather of the Rajah's elephants, saves them from serious illness, she exacts from the Rajah a reward more costly than he realizes.

The Empty Pot

The Empty Pot

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • ISBN: 1466811579
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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The Empty Pot is Demi's beloved picture book about an honest schoolboy A long time ago in China there was a boy named Ping who loved flowers. Anything he planted burst into bloom. The Emperor loved flowers too. When it was time to choose an heir, he gave a flower seed to each child in the kingdom. "Whoever can show me their best in a year's time," he proclaimed, "shall succeed me to the throne!" Ping plants his seed and tends it every day. But month after month passes, and nothing grows. When spring comes, Ping must go to the Emperor with nothing but an empty pot. Demi's exquisite art and beautifully simple text show how Ping's embarrassing failure is turned triumphant in this satisfying tale of honesty rewarded. An IRA-CBC Children's Choice. An American Bookseller "Pick of the Lists."

The Very Hungry Lion

The Very Hungry Lion

A Folktale

  • Author: Gita Wolf,Indrapramit Roy
  • Publisher: Tara Publishing
  • ISBN: 9788186211021
  • Category: Children's stories
  • Page: 24
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Adapted from a traditional Indian folktale, The Very Hungry Lion describes the adventures of a lazy lion who is outsmarted by his prey. The illustrations are rendered in the quirky and arresting Warli style of folk painting traditionally used to decorate the walls of village homes in western India. This award-winning children's book has sold over 35,000 copies in five languages worldwide. The book is silkscreen printed on special handmade rice paper from India and then bound by hand making each book a work of art and a special collector piece.

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar

  • Author: Masaichiro Anno,Mitsumasa Anno
  • Publisher: Turtleback
  • ISBN: 9780606168526
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 45
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For use in schools and libraries only. Simple text and pictures introduce the mathematical concept of factorials.

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

Liang and the Magic Paintbrush

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9780805008012
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Liang And The Magic Paintbrush

Two Greedy Bears

Two Greedy Bears

  • Author: Mirra Ginsburg
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
  • ISBN: 9780689819971
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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A clever fox teaches two bears a lesson about greed.

The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna

The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
  • ISBN: 1937786056
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 44
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The Fantastic Adventures of Krishna tells the enchanting tale of the child Krishna, who is sent by the God Vishnu to aid humanity. Hidden amongst the poor cowherds, Krishna uses his miraculous powers to fight an evil demon king who has overthrown the peaceful kingdom of Mathura. The story of Krishna, dating to the 8th century BCE, and forming an integral part of Hinduism, is beautifully brought to life by award-winning author and illustrator, Demi.

The Shady Tree

The Shady Tree

  • Author: Demi
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • ISBN: 1250140137
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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A beautiful companion to Demi's classic The Empty Pot. In this new Chinese fable, Ping returns and deals with the selfish and greedy Tan Tan, who owns a beautiful house and a beautiful shady tree, but who does not share. Ping turns Tan Tan's greed into his own gain, but even with his new-found wealth, Ping is true to his generous nature—there is room for everyone. Simply told and beautifully illustrated, The Shady Tree is sure to become a classic.

The Little Brown Jay

The Little Brown Jay

A Tale from India

  • Author: Elizabeth Claire
  • Publisher: Mondo Pub
  • ISBN: 9781879531239
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 22
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A retelling of a traditional Indian tale in which a little bird helps the beautiful Princess Maya through a selfless act of love.

The Chicken Problem

The Chicken Problem

  • Author: Jennifer Oxley,Billy Aronson
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0375869891
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 25
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When someone leaves the chicken coop open and 100 chickens escape, Peg and Cat use their math skills to solve the problem.

Great Estimations

Great Estimations

  • Author: Bruce Goldstone
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0805074465
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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Learn to train your eyes and your mind to help you estimate number of objects in a group.

A Pair of Twins

A Pair of Twins

  • Author: Kavitha Mandana
  • Publisher: Kardi Tales Company Pvt Limited
  • ISBN: 9788181903020
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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Sundari, the daughter of the Chief Mahout in Mysore, and the elephant calf Lakshmi were born on the same day and remain close, and when Lakshmi's father gets too old to lead the procession for Dussehra, Sundari suggests Lakshmi take his place.

Dragon's Sledding Adventure

Dragon's Sledding Adventure

  • Author: Becky Matheson
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545200598
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 32
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It is the perfect day to go sledding, but since Dragon does not have a sled, he searches the house for other items he could use as a sled.

The King's Chessboard

The King's Chessboard

  • Author: David Birch
  • Publisher: Paw Prints
  • ISBN: 9781442074071
  • Category:
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A proud king, too vain to admit what he does not know, learns a valuable lesson when he readily grants his wise man a special request

Indian Children's Favorite Stories

Indian Children's Favorite Stories

  • Author: Rosemarie Somaiah
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • ISBN: 146290632X
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 80
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This colorfully illustrated multicultural children's book presents Indian fairy tales and other folk stories—providing insight into a rich literary culture. Indian Children's Favorite Stories is a charming selection of eight Indian tales that provide an insight into traditional Indian culture. Retold for an international audience, the beautifully illustrated stories will give children of all ages a glimpse into the fables and folklore of India including tales of how the Lord Krishna escapes the evil Kamsa's repeated attempts to kill him, and how the elephant keeper's daughter, Rani, humbles an unwise and unjust king by emptying his storehouses of rice. Featured Indian stories include: Munna and the Grain of Rice T he Birth of Krishna No Ordinary Lad The Story of Rama Sukhu and Dukhu Tenali Raman Journey to Heaven The Foolish Man A glossary is also included to clarify Indian words. The Children's Favorite Stories series was created to share the folktales and legends most beloved by children in the East with young readers of all backgrounds in the West. Other multicultural children's books in this series include: Asian Children's Favorite Stories, Indonesian Children's Favorite Stories, Japanese Children's Favorite Stories, Singapore Children's Favorite Stories, Filipino Favorite Children's Stories, Favorite Children's Stories from China & Tibet, Chinese Children's Favorite Stories, Korean Children's Favorite Stories, Balinese Children's Favorite Stories, and Vietnamese Children's Favorite Stories.

Math Is a Verb

Math Is a Verb

Activities and Lessons from Cultures Around the World

  • Author: James Barta,Ron Eglash,Cathy Ann Barkley
  • Publisher: National
  • ISBN: 9780873537070
  • Category: Ethnomathematics
  • Page: 163
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For most people, the word mathematics is a noun. But for many people in different cultures, mathematics is not simply something they learn in school but something they do as an intrinsic part of their everyday lives. This book is a guide for teachers who would like to enhance their mathematics instruction by integrating it with examples and activities from cultures throughout the world. It provides culturally situated examples, each linked to Common Core objectives that show how mathematics can be so much more than a story problem or an exercise in a worksheet with little or no context. The eleven chapters provide a range of activities from around the world that teach students key math concepts while introducing them to a diversity of cultures. For example: In a Mayan village in Guatemala, students use math as a means to increase the traditional corn harvest Traditional symbols stamped on cloth in Ghana spark an exploration of geometry, measurement, and data analysis Embroidery patterns from Bulgaria can help younger students learn about patterns, and introduce older students to fractal geometry Klappenspiel, a popular classroom game in Germany, provides a fun application of probability analysis Each chapter has activities for specific grade bands (K–3, 4–8, and 9–12), and all activities are designed to encourage students to discover connections among math concepts, world cultures, and their own daily lives and communities.