Let's Fly a Kite: Symmetry (MathStart 2 Series)


Let's Fly a Kite

When Bob and Hannah split something, the two pieces had better be symmetrical—exactly the same. BUt to fly their kite, they'll have to learn something new—cooperation!

Two squabbling siblings learn about symmetry when their babysitter helps them build and fly a kite.

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Let's Fly a Kite

When Bob and Hannah split something, the two pieces had better be symmetrical—exactly the same. BUt to fly their kite, they'll have to learn something new—cooperation!

Two squabbling siblings learn about symmetry when their babysitter helps them build and fly a kite.

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School Library Journal
Gr 1-3-Bob and Hannah argue over everything during their day at the beach-how to decorate the kite they are going to fly, sharing the backseat of the car, who gets the last sandwich, and who sits where on the beach towel. Their resourceful baby-sitter finds a solution to each problem using the concept of symmetry. Floca's watercolor-and-ink-line cartoons enhance the story and ably depict the method used to divide everyday objects into two equal parts. Examples of nonsymmetry are shown in each situation (e.g., dividing the kite horizontally so that the bottom half is larger), thus adding to the story's conflict and encouraging a better understanding of the concept. The book would work best as a read-aloud to start or supplement a lesson on symmetry. Follow-up activities are appended. Teachers and students will appreciate this useful book.-Toni D. Moore, Simon Kenton High School, Independence, KY Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780064467377
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Series: MathStart 2 Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 144,790
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 470L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.81 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.

Brian Floca's illustrations have appeared in several books by Avi, including the six volumes of the Poppy stories and the graphic novel City of Light, City of Dark. For younger readers, he is the author and illustrator of Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo II as well as the highly praised books Lightship, a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book and ALA Notable Book; The Racecar Alphabet, also an ALA Notable Book; and Five Trucks.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    We love all of the MathStart books!

    I have several MathStart books from when my daughter was young and am now reading them to my younger son. We added this one to our collection and am not dissapointed. I liked the way they handled typical sibling conflict by dividing things equally in half.

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