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Fractions

Books for Students

How Many Days to America? A Thanksgiving Story
Eve Bunting
Clarion Books, 1988.
A refugee family travels to America and arrives on Thanksgiving Day. This book serves as a springboard for activities requiring fractions and division.

Give Me Half!
Stuart J. Murphy
HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.
This Mathstart book introduces the concept of halves by using a simple rhyming story about a brother and sister who do not want to share their food.

Eating Fractions
Art
Bruce McMillan
Scholastic, 1991.
Color photographs of different kinds of food demonstrate the number concepts of wholes, halves, thirds, and fourths.

Fractions
David L. Stienecker
Benchmark Books, 1996.
Activities and illustrations are used to teach the concept of fractions. Good for reinforcing one or more lessons.

How Many Ways Can You Cut a Pie?
Jane Belk Moncure
Child's World, 1987.
Squirrel promises to divide her pie into sections for her animal friends if she wins the pie contest.

Gator Pie
Louise Mathews
Dodd, Mead, 1979.
Two alligators consider dividing their pie into halves, thirds, quarters, eighths, and hundredths.

The World of Flags
Social Studies
William Crampton
Rand McNally, 1994.
The history and construction of flags are discussed in this illustrated guide to flags. The international alphabet flags show different uses of flags for communication.

Books for Families

Elementary School Mathematics: What Parents Should Know about Estimation
Barbara Reys
NCTM, 1982.
Parents can use helpful techniques and hints for teaching estimation from real-life situations.

Fractions, Decimals, Ratios, and Percents: Hard to Teach and Hard to Learn?
Carne Barnett, et al.
Heinemann, 1994.
This book may help to change parents' ideas that fractions and decimals are difficult to learn.

Fraction Action
Loreen Leedy
Holiday House, 1994.
Five humorous mathematics stories include problems to reinforce the fraction concepts introduced in this chapter.

Reference Books for Teachers

Early Fraction Learning
Robert P. Hunting and Gary Davis
Springer-Verlag, 1991.
This book discusses recent research about teaching and learning fraction concepts.

Maneuvers with Fractions, Teacher Sourcebook
David A. Page and Kathryn Chval
Dale Seymour Publications, 1995.
Teachers will appreciate the many ideas in this resource book for teaching fractions.

Problem Solving
Lakshmi Hewavisenti
Gloucester Press, 1991.
This collection of colorful games and puzzles can help develop problem solving skills in several areas of mathematics, including fractions.

Math World Literature

Hurricanes: Earth's Mightiest Storms
Patricia Lauber
Scholastic Press, 1996

Our World: Weather and Climate
John Mason
Wayland LTD, 1988

The Pima-Maricopa
Henry F. Dobyns
Chelsea House Publications, 1989., 1996

Fraction Fun
David Adler
Holiday House, 1996

Fractions
David Stienecker
Marshal Cavendish Corp., 1996

Fractions and Decimals
K. Bryant-Mole
Usborne, 1994


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