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My Half Day
The wacky fun continues as a young boy awakens to find a half-head of hair. After chugging down his glass of milk that's two-thirds gooey paste, he and his friend are off to camp for a day of fraction fun and an out-of-this world soccer game. The first two books in the series, One Odd Day and My Even Day, won a Learning Magazine's 2008 Teachers' Choice Award for Children's ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Arbordale Publishing
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Would you like HALF of my pie? Another great math book to use during math instruction, this time for fractions. Throughout the book everything is talked about in fractions. It starts with HALF of the boy's hair buzzed, and ended with him having a WHOLE head of hair. Also throughout the book every reference made to a fraction was all caps and bolded so it would be easy for a student to figure out on their own. This book is one of many that incoporate mathematical concepts. In the back there are m ...more
What a fun book to read-aloud during a unit on fractions! This book should be used for grades 2/3-5 as a way to help students explore the existence of fractions in our everyday lives. The text does an excellent job of illustrating fractions in a variety of ways that both keep readers engaged and serve multiple learning styles. After this text is read, students should be encouraged to find several fractions that appear in their own lives every day.
The little boy in this book wakes up to a world of fractions. It's a great book to teach children fractions, because they are interesting examples that students can relate to. Being easy for students to relate to it is easy to use as a hook for a lesson and building a lesson on fractions around this book.
This book would be a good math literature lesson aide. Fractions can be confusing for students having a visual aide (which the pictures provide) would help learners learn easy. The characters used in the book were also next add-ins such aliens and talking animals.