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Math-2013 Summer Reading for Entering G 3-4

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Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday
Alexander grapples with money management in this beloved picture book from Judith Viorst, author of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.

Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar—and he was rich. There were so many things that he could do with all of that money!

He could buy as much gum as he wanted, or even a walkie-talkie, if he saved enough. But somehow the money began to disappear...
release date: Sep 01, 2002
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The Best Of Times
NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Greg Tang takes on the times tables, teaching kids innovative ways to multiply numbers and derive answers WITHOUT memorization.

Four is very fast to do when you multiply by 2.
Here's a little good advice --
please just always double twice!

BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. A child who can multiply by two, for instance, can multiply by four and even eight! Likewise, times six builds on times two and times three.With his common-sense approach, Greg Tang encourages kids to solve problems creatively, building both their skills and their confidence.
release date: Jan 01, 2002
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Math for All Seasons
Let the Scholastic bookshelf be your guide through the whole range of your child's reading experience--laugh with them, learn with them, read with them!
Category: Math Skills

Your challenge is to find the sum
Without counting one by one
Why not count? It's much too slow --
Adding is the way to go!
Make clever groups before you start --
Then add them in a way that's smart!
MATH FOR ALL SEASONS will challenge every kid -- and every parent -- to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations within eye-catching pictures, math will become easier, quicker, and more fun than anyone could have imagined!
release date: Sep 01, 1999
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One Hundred Hungry Ants
Hi dee ho! It's off to a picnic we go! One hundred very hungry ants hurry to sample the delights of a picnic, but marching in single file seems too slow for 100 empty tummies. The smallest ant of all suggests they travel in 2 rows of 50, four rows of 25 . . . and the division begins. One Hundred Hungry Ants is not only a spirited and whimsical story, but also serves as an enjoyable visual introduction to math.
release date: Aug 26, 2002
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A Remainder of One
When the queen of her bugs demands that her army march in even lines, Private Joe divides the marchers into more and more lines so that he will not be left out of the parade.
release date: Jan 01, 1998
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Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream
Amanda Bean loves to count. But sometimes she can't count fast enough. Her teacher tells her that multiplying will help but Amanda is not convinced -- until she has an amazing dream.
release date: Mar 01, 2003
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The Sundae Scoop

How many different ice-cream sundaes can you make? With 6 ingredients to choose from, there are so many combinations. Read all about the sundaes they're making at the school picnic. Math has never been so delicious!

release date: Dec 01, 2002
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Sluggerscar Wash (LEVEL 3: Dollars and Cents)

The 21st Street Sluggerst-shirts are worn-out and dirty. They need new ones, but they have no money. How can they raise some cash, and fast? By having a car wash! Learning to count money and make change are important real-life math skills桵t teamwork is the most valuable player in this sports story.

Ages 7+

release date: Dec 09, 1998
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Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!
Kangaroo is back! In this story he and his friends at camp divide into halves, thirds, and fourths to form teams at field day. Readers will cheer on this rowdy crew of Australian animals as they swim, canoe, play tug-of-war, and have a good, goofy time.
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Measuring Penny

Lisa has an important homework assignment--to measure something in several different ways. She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ...

Penny's nose = 1 inch long
Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit long
Penny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide

... and that's only the beginning! Lisa learns a lot about her dog and about measuring, and even has fun doing it.

This clear and engaging concept book, delivered with a sense of humor, is certain to win over the most reluctant mathematician.

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The King's Commissioners
A delightful beginning for those learning the concepts of counting, addition, and the place value system encourages children to have fun while learning important math skills.
release date: Aug 01, 2008
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Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!
Kids will exercise their early math skills with this bestselling picture book--now available in Scholastic Bookshelf!

Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a family reunion! Mr. Comfort starts cooking up his famous spaghetti and meatballs, while Mrs. Comfort carefully arranges eight tables and thirty-two chairs so that everyone will have a seat. The tables look lovely, the food is ready, and here come the guests--with their own seating plans!
This delightful Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book uses wit and humor to draw children into thinking about area and perimeter.
release date: Jan 01, 1996
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Fraction Fun

This takes the fear out of math and puts the fun back in.

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