Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!: Fractions

Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!: Fractions

by Great Source, Kevin O'Malley
     
 

Kangaroo is back! In this story he and his friends at camp divide into halves, thirds, and fourths to form teams at field day. Readers will cheer on this rowdy crew of Australian animals as they swim, canoe, play tug-of-war, and have a good, goofy time.  See more details below

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Kangaroo is back! In this story he and his friends at camp divide into halves, thirds, and fourths to form teams at field day. Readers will cheer on this rowdy crew of Australian animals as they swim, canoe, play tug-of-war, and have a good, goofy time.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 2-4--In this picture book based on math principles, Kangaroo and his friends divide themselves into teams to compete in Field Day exercises. Readers will easily follow the concept of fractions when the 12 campers divide into 2 teams of 6 for tug-of-war, then 3 teams of 4 for a swimming relay race, and 4 teams of 3 for a canoe race. Finally, each camper is on his or her own for the long jump. O'Malley shows eagerness on the smiling faces of Kangaroo and his cheerful Australian animal buddies. Colorful scenes run across double-page spreads. Fractions are visualized both pictorially and in numerals to explain the concept. An appendix lists other books with the same focus as well as ideas for talking about fractions. An accessible and fun math story.--Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739825662
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/05/1999
Series:
MATHSTART
Pages:
29
Product dimensions:
9.50(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
4 - 7 Years

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