If You Were a Quart or a Liter

If You Were a Quart or a Liter

by Marcie Aboff, Francesca Carabelli
     
 

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If you were a quart or a liter, you would be the amount a container could hold. You could be a carton of ice cream, a jug of juice, or a can of motor oil. What else could you be if you were a quart or a liter?See more details below

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If you were a quart or a liter, you would be the amount a container could hold. You could be a carton of ice cream, a jug of juice, or a can of motor oil. What else could you be if you were a quart or a liter?

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Children's Literature - Jane Singleton Paul
Quarts and liters as units of capacity are the subject of this "Math Fun" book. Capacity measurement is explained simply, rendering the concept accessible to first graders and older students. The mass that a container holds is taught using such familiar objects as jugs of milk and juice at the supermarket, ice cream buckets at a party, or lemonade bottles and glasses of iced tea from the fridge. Ubiquitous plastic water bottles for quenching your thirst during recess are divided up into cups, pints, and quarts, while punch at Penny's party is all about delicious liters. Considering the amount contained in the gigantic punch bowl allows for larger capacity while showing the simplicity of the metric system. From this point on, the idea of conversion of units, from liter to quart, is seamlessly addressed. A summer picnic extends the lesson with liters and quarts of soda. A quart of oil suffices for a small car while a large truck needs two gallons. Finally, an experiment using containers found in every home proves that capacity measurement is as simple as a glass of water. One aspect of the book is the idea of becoming a quart or liter, i.e., if you were a quart or a liter, you could be a container, live at the supermarket, change yourself from a quart to a liter, have your name shortened, exist as a soda bottle. I find this particular device unnecessary, for the book is clever and appealing enough without it. Whatever their level of previous knowledge, readers easily grasp the concept of capacity measurement. A final practical aspect at the end of the book is a glossary, an index, related books and websites, and the names of all the "Math Fun" series books. Reviewer: JaneSingleton Paul

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781404852082
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Series:
Math Fun Series
Pages:
24
Sales rank:
551,280
Product dimensions:
10.60(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range:
7 - 9 Years

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