Math Mentor Text {A Place for Zero}

Do your students forget Zero is a number?  Every year when I teach division my students NEVER remember zero is a number and one we can use in our quotient.  I always teach my students that zero's job is to hold a place value.  I stumbled upon "A Place for Zero" when I was searching for another book, but I am so glad I found it!

This is cute story of Zero, he goes on a journey to find his place in the world.  This book would also be a great way to review theme and character traits.  {I try to use text for more than one skill as much as possible!} Zero was created by Count Infinity and King Multiplus said no more zeros could be made until Zero had found his purpose.

I encourage you to read the sample pages!  I have already placed "A Place for Zero" in my Amazon cart!

Images of A Place for Zero came from Christian


  1. Cute! My 4th graders and I have learned about "Invisibile Zero" that we can add to the end of a decimal number to make it "equal" in terms of the number of places behind the decimal. We took our math test this week and so many wrote "she didn't use invisible zero!" when they had to tell why a student's work was wrong! :)

  2. This looks like a great book! Definitely putting in my cart! I find my kiddos always forget to put the zero in standard form when they are reading word form. Can't wait to use this!
    A Tall Drink of Water

  3. This looks really cute!! I'm going to have to check this out for sure! Why ARE zeroes so hard for 4thies??? Thanks so much for linking up friend!

  4. I love when I learn about new books - going to look for this one now! Thanks Jess!

  5. I love this book! I used it with my kiddos when introducing place value. They still make connections to it. A Remainder of One is another great text.

    Searching for Teacher Balance

  6. Another book added to my very large Amazon wish list! Thanks for sharing!
    Grade 4 Buzz

  7. There is another great book called "Counting on Zero" It's really tricky to find though. Thanks for sharing about this one!

  8. Love finding stories to integrate in my math class. Will have to check this one out! Thanks for sharing!
    Teaching Math by Hart

  9. This looks adorable! I'm always looking for new books for math. Thanks!

    Sprinkles for the Teacher


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