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Fraction Action

Fraction Action

by Loreen Leedy

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Miss Prime and her animal students explore fractions by finding many examples in the world around them.


Miss Prime and her animal students explore fractions by finding many examples in the world around them.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Romping through boldly colored panels of art, Leedy's ( A Number of Dragons ; The Furry News ) congenial cast of animal characters helps introduce the concept of fractions. Five brief chapters tell stories as they teach. In the first, for example, Miss Prime explains basic fractions to her class of five. Balancing drawings of geometric shapes divided into sections and such familiar images as half of a sandwich and a pie cut into four pieces, Leedy makes it easy for youngsters to visualize what is meant by the various amounts. Other subjects tackled include sets, dividing objects into equal parts and subtracting and comparing the value of fractions. With mini math problems (answers to which appear at the end) and large doses of humor worked into the text, this classroom-oriented book adds up to sound, instructive fun. Ages 4-8. (Mar.)
Children's Literature - Judy Katsh
A classroom setting is a good choice for Leedy's Fraction Action because there is nothing subtle about the instructional intent of the book. The always enlightening Miss Prime leads her students and readers to an understanding of fractional parts of whole things (like sandwiches) and groups of things (like bags of marbles). Miss Prime poses problems that can be solved through logical thinking and doing. She helps her young mathematicians understand more about fractions than the classic representation as pieces of a pie. The style entertains; and the mathematics is current, sound, and applicable for learners with some, none, or quite a bit of experience with fractions. Have paper, scissors, marbles, and watermelon on hand, and be prepared to have fun!

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Holiday House, Inc.
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8.16(w) x 10.98(h) x 0.11(d)
330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Loreen Leedy lives in Winter Park, Florida. She spends Half her time writing stories and Half her time drawing pictures. she ha several Sets of brushes, paints, and coloured pencils.

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