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Multiplication and Division of Fractions

Books for Students

The Whooping Crane: A Comeback Story
Dorothy Hinshaw Patent
Clarion Books, 1983.
Studying bird populations will give students the chance to collect, analyze, and compare data and also to work with fractions, decimals, and percents.

David L. Stienecker
Benchmark Books, 1996.
Excellent illustrations and activities involving fractions for middle grades students.

The World Book of Math Power, Volumes 1 and 2
World Book Encyclopedia, 1993.
This useful resource contains tips and tools on using mathematics in the home, at school, and on the road.

Janice VanCleave's Math for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Math Fun
Janice VanCleave
John Wiley & Sons, 1991.
Activities and projects explore fractions, averaging, measurement, and graphing. Each problem cites a purpose, the procedures to use, and the materials needed.

This Book Is About Time
Marilyn Burns
Little, Brown, 1978.
A student's guide to the study of time, relating to personal time and how to find out if you are a “night" or a “day" person.

Books for Families

Fractions and Decimals
Karen Bryant-Mole
Usborne, 1994.
Amusing and colorful problems and exercises explore fractions and decimals, and the relationship between them.

Putting It Together: Middle School Math in Transition
Gary Tsuruda
Heinemann, 1994.
Helps parents begin to understand the middle grades model in mathematics teaching and learning.

Reference Books for Teachers

Developing Number Sense in the Middle Grades
Barbara J. Rey, et al.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1991.
A teacher resource of ideas and suggestions for number sense development and assessment of students' understanding.

Mastering Fractions
Said Hamilton
Hamilton Associates, 1996.
A step-by-step guide of simple techniques to help students gain greater proficiency with fractions. Includes multiplication and division with integers, decimals, and mixed fractions.

Name That Portion: Fractions, Percents, and Decimals
Joan Akers, et. al.
Seymour Publications, 1996.
Ideas for using fractions in the classroom.

Math World Literature

David L. Stienecker
Benchmark, 1995

David L. Stienecker
Benchmark, 1995

Rapid Math Tricks and Tips: 30 Days to Number Power
Edward H. Julius
Wiley, 1992

The Phantom Tollbooth
Norton Juster
Random House, 1961

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