Literature Based Arithmetic

The April Rabbits

The April Rabbits

David Cleveland

Ordinal Numbers

As you read through this book, you are going through the days of April – first, second, third.  In addition, the corresponding day of the month is introducing the same number of rabbits.  One rabbit on the 1st day, two rabbits on the second day, three rabbits on the third day, and so on.

Review ordering things in a line.  Have your child pick 10 toys and line them up.  Go over what is first, second, third, etc. in the line.  Then, randomly ask them what is the position of each toy.

Pull out a calendar and look at how the days are arranged.  Go over birthdates and how we say May 15th, not May 15 when someone asks our birthday.