- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - 3
- Lexile Measure: AD830L (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Scholastic Press; First edition, first printing (full number line) edition (April 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 059093998X
- ISBN-13: 978-0590939980
- Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.5 x 10.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,038 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale Hardcover – April 1, 1997
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Exotic, beautiful, and instructive, this "mathematical folktale" by author-illustrator Demi emerged from her love of India. The narrative and the evocative illustrations combine to create a real sense of the culture and atmosphere of this romantic land.
It's the story of Rani, a clever girl who outsmarts a very selfish raja and saves her village. When offered a reward for a good deed, she asks only for one grain of rice, doubled each day for 30 days. Remember your math? That's lots of rice: enough to feed a village for a good long time--and to teach a greedy raja a lesson.
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Grade 1-4. A resourceful village girl outsmarts a greedy raja, turning a reward of one grain of rice into a feast for a hungry nation. Delicate paintings emblazoned with touches of gold give this Indian folktale an exotic air.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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So, I'm a math teacher, and I read this book to my students today. I teach high school. We're studying exponents and patterns. This was so much fun! After reading the book, we got to talk about what patterns the learners noticed, and discussed exponential growth and how sneaky it is. I mean, halfway through Rani's month, she still only had a few bags of rice.