(1st grade - 4th grade) A family is baffled when their uncle, an ecologist, keeps sending them a penguin a day. They quickly become overwhelmed trying to care for the increasing penguins and finally use multiplication to organize, feed and care for them.
It's a silly storyline, but the
math lesson is a lot of fun and the retro-style illustrations are really unique! School Library Journal
that "the text provides endless
opportunities for word problems"
"this is a lively romp from the beginning to the end-- when the first
polar bear arrives." If you are teaching multiplication, check this one out. :)
The following sample pages show the tired and overwhelmed family after just one month of having a
arrive each day. As months go on and penguins keep arriving,
the hilarity--and the application of math to help them cope--
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