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# My Full Moon is Square

The moon changes phases, of this, we’re aware; but who ever heard of a full moon that’s square?

It appears at the pond on the darkest of nights, when the bright little fireflies turn on their lights.

It’s hard to read after dark, and a frog at the local pond is having just that problem. Realizing the frog’s dilemma, a number of bright fireflies offer to help by illuminating ...more

It appears at the pond on the darkest of nights, when the bright little fireflies turn on their lights.

It’s hard to read after dark, and a frog at the local pond is having just that problem. Realizing the frog’s dilemma, a number of bright fireflies offer to help by illuminating ...more

Hardcover, 32 pages

Published
September 30th 2002
by HMH Books for Young Readers

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I can use this book in my classroom when teaching about multiplication. Each time you add a row to the square, you can multiply the number of rows by the number of columns. Also, when there is a perfect square, I can teach the students about squaring numbers.

In a science sense, I can use this book to teach about the different habitats and what animals live there. Also, I could teach about t ...more

May 07, 2012
Dolly
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This is an entertaining story that demonstrates the squaring of numbers and the depicts mathematically and visually this concept. The story is interesting and the rhyming narrative is fun, but I kept waiting for the frog to change his mind and eat a few of the flies while he read. Some of the rhymes are a little forced, but overall the tale is fun to read aloud. The beautiful woodcut illustrations complement the story nicely and we enjoyed reading this story together.

We've enjoyed reading the m ...more

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Another great math concept book from this author. Again it's a good way to solidify the concepts that you might be going over in the classroom. The book follows a frog that is trying to read but it is too dark, so to help him out fire flies start forming squares of light. Through out the story the frog works time find the right combination( equation) that gives him the best light to read. I think a fun activity to do with this book is to have student work out the problems as they go to see if th
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This tale uses a frog who needs a way to see at night and ends up being helped by "perfect squares" of lightning bugs.

There are many adventures within this book and is a great read for students to create:

Array

Area

Multiplication

Squares/ Perfect squares

Upper elementary grades could use this book to help demonstrate different types of arrays and ways of modeling problems.

This book will help children understand how perfect squares work. Placing a visual for learning this math operation will tremendously help students grasp the concept.

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