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The King"s Chessboard (Picture Puffins)

by David Birch

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Published by Puffin .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7356422M
ISBN 100140548807
ISBN 109780140548808

  The King's Chessboard by David Birch, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). A folktale-like story that should intrigue children by its mathematical possibilities as much as by its moral lesson: for service rendered, the king insists on rewarding a wise man, who asks for a single grain of rice, to be doubled for each square on the chessboard on successive days. By the 32nd day, the poor have been splendidly fed and the king realizes the impossibility of .

The King's Chessboard (Picture Book): Birch, David: A proud king, too vain to admit what he does not know, learns a valuable lesson when he readily grants his wise man a special request.   In striving to enrich the lives of all readers, TeachingBooks supports the First Amendment and celebrates the right to read.

“Masterfully told.”—School Library Journal A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King’s Chessboard tells the story of a wise man who refuses the king’s reward for completing a the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the king’s chessboard—doubling the /5(10).   Kings of the Chessboard by Paul van der Sterren | Editorial Reviews. Paperback $ Ship This A striking and beautiful book full of anecdotes, stories and thrilling games played by the titans of our royal game. It is a book you can read time and again and will surely find a treasured place on your bookshelf!Brand: Thinkers Publishing.


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The King"s Chessboard (Picture Puffins) by David Birch Download PDF EPUB FB2

“Masterfully told.”—School Library Journal A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King’s Chessboard tells the story of a wise man who refuses the king’s reward for completing a the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the king’s chessboard—doubling the /5(11).

The King's Chessboard book. Read 14 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service /5. ♦ Read the book “The King’s Chessboard” until you get to the eighth day of the process. Have students make a table to show the relationship between the number of days and the number of grains of rice.

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"The King's Chessboard" was about a proud king in Deccan, India who paid the price for rewarding a wise man that didn't want to be rewarded. The King asked the wise man what would his reward be. The wise man said serving the King was his reward, but the King insisted on rewarding the servant/5.

About The King’s Chessboard “Masterfully told.”—School Library Journal A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King’s Chessboard tells the story of a wise man who refuses the king’s reward for completing a the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the.

About the Book The King’s Chessboard by David Birch The story is a parable about a powerful king and a wise man whose simple request for a grain of rice doubled for each square of the king's chessboard proves to be an impossible challenge.

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“Masterfully told.”—School Library Journal A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King’s Chessboard tells the story of a wise man who refuses the king’s reward for completing a the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the king’s Brand: Penguin Young Readers Group.

I began class today by reading a story called The King's Chessboard by David Birch. I found this activity years ago in the book, Math and Literature (Grades ) by Rusty Bresser. The story tells of a king who insists on rewarding a wise man and in the process is taught a lesson on both humility and : Tina Dittrich.

"Masterfully told."--School Library Journal A great story for children learning mathematical concepts, The King's Chessboard tells the story of a wise man who refuses the king's reward for completing a favor.

When the king insists the man accept a reward, the man proposes a deal: He will take a payment of rice equal to each square on the king's chessboard--doubling the.

The King’s Chessboard by David Birch is a fantastic book – both for math and character training. In it, the king foolishly agrees to doubling a gift of rice everyday for the number of days on a chessboard.

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