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# Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun with Math and Money

by
Amy Axelrod (Goodreads Author),
Sharon McGinley-Nally

Meet Mr. Pig, Mrs. Pig, and the piglets. Here's a family that must add, subtract, multiply, and divide, and think about the way money works in order to satisfy their big pig appetites. Join the fun! Come pig out on math and money concepts with the Pigs!

Hardcover, 40 pages

Published
March 1st 1994
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

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Mar 21, 2011
Jennifer Amichia
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This book was a personal favorite when I was young!!! It was great running across it again and utilizing it now as a teacher! The book does a great job of reeling its readers in with the colorful and humorous characters as well as the plot. I can relate to rummaging through the most RANDOM places in search of some money all for one purpose: FOOD! As a read aloud, students can keep count with the pigs as they gather money page by page. I really appreciate the menu layout in the book which serves...more

Great book for actually teaching students methods because it is not just a read a loud, it is intended to teach students about actual ways of solving.

Teaches could use this to teach students the concept of "main idea". They could use this book and compile different types of addition and subtraction problems. The students could pull out the problems and have the story read aloud to...more

Apr 14, 2013
Salima Hart
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This book is about a family of pigs that want to go out to eat but have no money. They decide to look around the house for change and lost dollars to combine and make enough to go to a restaurant. This is cute because students are able to add the money as the students find it and come up with a final total. My favorite thing about this book is that the menu for the restaurant is included in the book so that the teacher can create activities for the students using the menu.

Oct 30, 2008
Carolyn
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A wonderfully entertaining book that got my DD involved in counting the money found by the pigs. Then they had to decide what to buy, and how much money they had left after each thing on the menu they wanted to get. Great real-life application, with clever characters and fun illustrations.

I highly recommend this series for ages 4+, especially for those learning about money (coin denominations) and for those learning basic math (addition and subtraction).

I highly recommend this series for ages 4+, especially for those learning about money (coin denominations) and for those learning basic math (addition and subtraction).

I used this book with a math lesson. We used real menus and play money to "purchase" meals. The students really enjoyed this because they connected to the menus with prior knowledge.

Sep 06, 2011
Dolly
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This is a fun book about money - the plot is a bit weird, but our girls enjoyed counting up all of the pigs' found change and figuring out how much food they could buy at the restaurant. We had a few laughs and I think it provided some good practice with addition, multiplication, and working with money. The illustrations are very colorful and busy, adding a sense of urgency to the hunt (the pigs are hungry!) We enjoyed reading this book together.

I will also have my students order something from the menu in the book and calculate their total individual bill and group bill. I will have my students record their findings on a sheet of paper and discuss it in a whole group setting.

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