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A Fraction's Goal — Parts of a Whole
ISBN: 9780822578819
Author: Cleary, Brian P./ Gable, Brian (ILT)
Publisher: Millbrook Pr
Published: August 2011
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Binding Type: Hardcover

In this fun-filled look at fractions, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable demonstrate how fractions work by splitting whole objects into parts. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series divide everything from pieces of pizza to groups of people into halves, thirds, tenths, and more. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples take the fear out of fractions.

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Mathematics | Fractions
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Concepts | Counting & Numbers
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fractions; Juvenile literature.
Ratio and proportion; Juvenile literature.
Dewey: 513.2/6
LCCN: 2010051518
Lexile Measure: 620
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Math Is Categorical
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 1-2
Grade level: 1-2
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 7.25" W
Bargain Category: Reference, Picture Books, Math, Early Elementary
Grade level(s): 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2012 Spring)
Cleary starts with pizza slices as an example of fractions in action. He also talks about cooking ("Fractions come in handy / if you ever help with baking. / You'll see them in the recipes / for breads and cakes you're making") then touches on terminology (numerator, denominator). Information is limited, but it's an entertaining starting point.