Using a blend of fun poetry, clearly written helping text, and riddles, this book takes the mystery out of math and makes solving word problems fun. After all, what is a word problem but a cleverly concealed riddle?
The book focuses on fractions, starting with basic fractions and then moving on to more advanced concepts such as equivalent fractions, reduced fractions, and addition with fractions. Readers learn to interpret pie-graph representations of fractions and also learn about negative numbers, number sentences, quantity comparisons, and the concept of infinity. A glossary of math terms and a brief review appear at the end of the book.
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Barbara Barbieri McGrath Author Barbara wanted to combine her interest in writing with her desire to make learning fun. This, and her experience with children, inspired her to write her first book, The M&M'S® Brand Counting Book, which has over a million copies in print. She has also written several other books, including More M&M's® Brand Math, The Cheerios Counting Book(Scholastic), and The Baseball Counting Book.
She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.From School Library Journal:
Grade 1-3-The book introduces such concepts as "greater than" and "less than," addition, subtraction, negative numbers, fractions, and pie graphs and illustrates each one with bright, shiny candies. Unlike McGrath's The Cheerios Counting Book (Scholastic, 1998) and the M&M's Brand Chocolate Candies Counting Book (Charlesbridge, 1994), Skittles goes beyond simple counting and reaches for the next step. Unfortunately, not all the arithmetic ideas can be laid out simply with sugar drops and rhyming text. For example, only a few superficial sentences are used to explain how to reduce fractions, and the use of negative numbers seems to be thrown in without reason. Weak math questions disguised as riddles are sprinkled throughout. Though this book tries to bring a fun approach to the subject, it cannot be used as a teaching tool and succeeds mostly as an advertising ploy for the popular treat.
Ilene Abramson, Los Angeles Public Library
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Scholastic, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0439318440
Descrizione libro Scholastic, 2001. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used!. Codice libro della libreria P110439318440