Understanding the principles of base ten is essential to understanding numbers and operations. Students will become familiar with the concept of place value through engaging narratives and real-life situations. Students will then be challenged to use place value in the context of algebraic operations, demonstrating the knowledge they've gained from reading. Eye-catching visuals help walk readers through the math problems, while age-appropriate language encourages learning. Readers learn to read and write numbers to 1000 as they discover amazing facts about a variety of bugs.