Camp Fraction

Camp Fraction

by Heidi Lang, Lisa Allan
     
 
Make fractions fun and interesting for students! This activity book is filled with interesting problems based on true facts about items students see everyday, such as how chocolate chip cookies were invented in 1947 by a woman who ran the Toll House Inn, or that the earliest written account of anyone flying a kite was in 200 BC in China. These facts get students

Overview

Make fractions fun and interesting for students! This activity book is filled with interesting problems based on true facts about items students see everyday, such as how chocolate chip cookies were invented in 1947 by a woman who ran the Toll House Inn, or that the earliest written account of anyone flying a kite was in 200 BC in China. These facts get students excited about math, and each worksheet is based around such facts. "Camp Fraction" takes a unique approach to working with fractions. Set around a trip to summer camp, students work with fractions in a problem-solving format, while learning a little history, trivia, and fun facts about a number of different items such as crayons, paperclips, toothpaste, and pogo sticks.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593630294
Publisher:
Prufrock Press
Publication date:
01/01/2005
Pages:
56
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.12(d)

Meet the Author

Heidi Lang was born in Erie, PA, but grew up in Virginia. She received her bachelor’s degree from George Mason University in Early Childhood Education, and her master’s degree in Learning Disabilities from Marymount University. She has been a teacher for 16 years, and has taught second, third, and fifth grades. She is currently a gifted resource specialist in Falls Church, VA. Lang has been nominated for the Disney American Teacher Award, and has received the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award. Her hobbies include traveling, scrapbooking, competitive barbecue, and collecting PEZ dispensers.

Lisa Allan is a fourth-grade teacher in the city of Falls Church, VA. She became a teacher because her sister was a teacher, and she wanted to be just like her when she grew up. Lang and Allan have worked together for the past 11 years. Allan was nominated for the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award for the 2003–2004 school year. When she has the time she likes to travel, take many pictures, scrapbook, and read.

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