PIECE = PART = PORTION, FRACTIONS = DECIMALS = PERCENTS

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Age Range: 8 - 13

KIRKUS REVIEW

Math classes in the upper elementary grades and middle school are the logical audience for this deceptively simple work that shows the correlation between numerical amounts expressed as fractions, decimals, and percentages. Each left-hand page uses the repeating pattern of a fraction, a few descriptive words in colored type, and then the corresponding decimal and percentage. Right-hand pages show an attractive photograph of the object under discussion against bright borders. Some of the examples are easy to comprehend (3/4 of a sandwich, .75, and 75%) and others are more complex (1/12 of a dozen eggs, .08, and 8%). A juicy piece of pizza on the front cover is complemented by the rest of the pizza on the back cover, and the concept of a whole (1 whole pizza, 1.00, 100%) is the concluding spread. This clever idea will work best when introduced to students by a mathematically literate adult. (author’s note) (Picture book/nonfiction. 8-13)

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 2003
ISBN: 1-58246-102-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Tricycle
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1st, 2003

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