One Grain of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale
A village girl outsmarts a selfish king by asking him to double a portion of rice every day for 30 days in order to feed the hungry
Age: 4 and up
Number of Pages: 40
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Author: Demi ; Hitz Demi
Dimensions: 0.5 x 10.5 x 10.8 inches
"This is a multi-layered story that teaches math, introduces Indian culture, and has a great moral story. I especially loved that the village girl outsmarted the raja using her intelligence, and distributed the rice not only to the villagers but to the nearby animals as well. The story can also be used to discuss social responsibility by discussing the raja’s role during the famine." - Flowering Minds. More here.