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A Fraction's Goal — Parts of a Whole

by Brian P. Cleary, illustrated by Brian Gable

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ISBN:9780822578819
imprint: Millbrook Press
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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.

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Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®Math Is CATegorical®Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Brian Gable is the illustrator of many of the best-selling Words Are CATegorical® books, as well as the Math Is CATegorical® series. Mr. Gable lives in Toronto, Canada.

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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
5 to 9
Grade:
k to 3
Reading age:
8 to 9
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"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." --The Horn Book Guide

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"The latest Math Is CATegorical title presents fractions as a way to express parts of an entity (pizza) or a group (jugglers). The rhyming lines of text bounce along in a genial way, introducing a lesson using flat boxes of pizza that can be sliced into two, four, six, or eight pieces to represent fractional values and to show that one value can be expressed in different ways. After demonstrating the usefulness of fractions in recipes, Cleary introduces the terms numerator and denominator. The final double-page spread offers 10 pie charts illustrating commonly used fractions and expressing each one verbally (one-third, seven-eighths) as well as numerically (1/3, 7/8). Brightened with eye-catching color combinations, Gable's cartoon-style illustrations express the simple mathematical ideas clearly, while his wacky critters add a good deal of humor. An upbeat introduction to fractions." --Booklist

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