written by Stuart Murphy; illustrated by George Ulrich
In Divide and Ride, eleven friends at a carnival divide themselves up into different groups to ride the many carnival rides (for example: a 2-per-seat roller coaster, a 4-per-cup teacup ride, etc...). And as with all MathStart books, there's a section at the end with helpful tips for getting the most out of this book when teaching division lessons.
We like using this book for teaching
lessons, although it could stand to be a bit longer--with
more division examples! Regardless, it's a good choice for a
math-literature connection, and works for a whole class read aloud or independent reading in the class library.
Interest Level: Grade 1-2
Grade Level Equivalent: 2.1
DRA Level: 18
Lexile Measure: 660L
Guided Reading Level: K
Below are two sample spreads from inside this book. These spreads show how the group initially doesn't have enough people to evenly divide up for the roller coaster, then finds a solution. The small diagram at the bottom of each spread adds clarity to the math. As with all MathStart books, the last few pages include activities and ideas for extending the learning.
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This book is one of the MathStart series books.
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