Go, Fractions!

Go, Fractions!

by Judith Bauer Stamper, Chris L. Demarest
     
 

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The coach of the soccer team is a math teacher. And the name of the team is the Fractions. The numbers on the kids' uniforms are fractions. At half time, the kids eat orange slices that are cut in halves, quarters, and thirds. All of these fractions add up to two things-a winning team and lots of fun!

Illustrated by Chris Demarest.

Overview

The coach of the soccer team is a math teacher. And the name of the team is the Fractions. The numbers on the kids' uniforms are fractions. At half time, the kids eat orange slices that are cut in halves, quarters, and thirds. All of these fractions add up to two things-a winning team and lots of fun!

Illustrated by Chris Demarest.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Since so many kids today play soccer, then author has combined a math lesson with a soccer story. A group of sixteen kids show up for tryouts and happily they all make it. Coach Curtis has the kids counting off dividing themselves into two groups, and then dividing up the groups again. The team is called the Fractions and their coach is a math teacher. Throughout the practice session and their first big match against the Tigers, there are math questions posed and answered and naturally they all relate to fractions. The kids cheer and chant and even win their first game. It is an easy lesson for those just learning about fractions and a nice refresher for those who already have some knowledge. An "All Aboard Math Reader" Level 3. 2003, Grosset & Dunlap, Ages 7 to 8.
— Marilyn Courtot
School Library Journal
Gr 2-4-Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings with brightly colored washes, this easy-reading chapter book is not only a sports story but also a clear explanation of fractions in everyday situations. While learning to come together as a team, 16 young soccer enthusiasts also get a math lesson from their coach. Character development is neglected in the quest to present a fun and interesting approach to the topic. This title could easily be incorporated within a math lesson.-Doris Losey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FL Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448431130
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
03/24/2003
Series:
Penguin Young Readers Level 3 Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,091,438
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 11.28(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Chris Demarest lives in Lyme, New Hampshire.

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