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Fabulous Fractions: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun
     

Fabulous Fractions: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun

by Lynette Long
 
Don't Just Learn Fractions ...Master Them!

Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her own unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you play with everyday objects such as playing cards,

Overview

Don't Just Learn Fractions ...Master Them!

Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her own unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you play with everyday objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, and paper and pencil.

Inside Fabulous Fractions, you'll find out all about fractions, from what they look like to how to write them, to the relationship between fractions and decimals, and more. While playing exciting games like Super Domino ESP and Reduce It!, you'll learn about proper fractions and how to reduce them. And with games like Combination Pizza, Fraction Jeopardy!, and three-in-a-Row-Bingo, you'll learn to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions while you have fun!

So why wait? Jump right in and find out how easy it is to become a mathematics master!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Forty activities are presented to help kids understand fractions. First, we learn the appropriate vocabulary. The projects start out by simply folding and cutting a piece of paper in half, in a few different ways. Then peanut butter sandwiches are divided up. Strips of paper are divided into segments to practice reducing equivalent fractions. Playing cards, dominos, poker chips and paper plates are recruited in this effort to understand adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. This seems to be more of a teachers guide than something a student would use on his own, even though it is generally kid friendly in design and illustrations. Anyone who completes even part of these exercises will have a good command of fractions. 2001, John Wiley & Sons, $12.95. Ages 7 to 12. Reviewer: Kristin Harris
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Comprehensive hands-on introductions to their subjects. Each book consists of 40 activities, all of which include lists of the required materials, clear and complete procedures, and a black-and-white illustration. As the chapters progress, the activities and concepts become more complex and each one concludes with brain stretchers (related ideas to explore). In Fractions, the activities range from coloring pizzas on paper plates and cutting them out to cutting a sandwich into four equal parts six different ways. In Measurement, the activities range from using hands and feet to measure distance to making a sundial. Some of the projects are time consuming or require a solid background in mathematics. For example, in Measurement, readers are instructed to make a 12-inch by 12-inch grid with markers to create 144 boxes. Then they are directed to cut pieces of different colored paper into 144 1-inch squares. Students continue to create a mosaic and then determine the fractions/percentages of each color. While this is a useful project, many readers may be overwhelmed by all of the work. Nevertheless, these books provide valuable activities and games to help children learn about the concepts.-Maren Ostergard, Bellevue Regional Library, WA Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471369813
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Magical Math Series , #3
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

LYNETTE LONG has an M.S. in mathematics and a Ph.D. in psychology. She has taught math and was a professor of education, specializing in mathematics education. She is the author of several children's math books, including Dazzling Division and Marvelous Multiplication, both published by Wiley.

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