School Library Journal - School Library JournalGr 4�6—This series features sports banter centered on a mathematic theme. After covering the basic scoring rules for each sport and charting some superlatives throughout history, Woods creates related math word problems. Answers are given on the final page of the books. Readers will get practice in interpreting charts and tables and reading bar graphs and pictographs while absorbing remarkable information about the sports. One example asks readers to check the Williams sisters' win/loss table to determine which sibling played more matches between 2000 and 2009. Another example discusses soccer managers who can buy and sell players to create a winning squad. As a follow-up, the author suggests that readers check the chart and determine the cost of three players. This distinctive series provides an appealing approach for math tutors or homeschooling parents to use.
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