by Stuart Murphy
illustrated by Cynthia Jabar
This Math Start series book uses a championship soccer game to teach about weeks and days (the time building up to the game), and hours and quarter hours (practicing just before the game and then the ever-present scoreboard's countdown/clock.)
definitely on hours and telling time, but integrating days and weeks
into the story also helps provide the larger context for time. Time is seamlessly integrated into the storyline as well as shown in the
illustrations and in the speech bubbles of the characters. And
the popularity of soccer, this book is an appealing choice for lots of reasons.
This book is part of the MathStart series. Click the link for other series books.
This book was named an ALA Booklist "Top 10 First Novels"!
Interest Level: Grade 1-3 DRA Level: 24 Lexile Measure: 390L
Grade Level Equiv: 2.1 Guided Reading: M
Below are sample spreads from inside Game Time. We love the adorable illustrations and the fact that the author and illustrator have worked clock time, days, weeks, and months into the storyline.
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Stuart Murphy, the author of Game Time, suggests the following activities to accompany a reading of this book:
This book is one of the MathStart series books. We LOVE the MathStart series. The stories are funny and cute...and SO effective for teaching the specific math concept being targeted. You can learn more about this great series of books by clicking on the book covers below or the link above.