by Stuart Murphy
illustrated by Tricia Tusa
In this MathStart series book, four friends start a lemonade business and use graphs to chart their growing sales. Sales are improving until a boy down the street starts a juggling act for money. How will that impact their sales? The friends use a variety of graphs to answer that question.
enjoy making graphs but some have a
hard time grasping the WHY of the activity. They focus on the 'picture'
itself and miss how the picture is a tool to help people understand data better. This book tackles that problem-- clearly showing how
the kids in the story used graphs to help them understand how
their stand was performing over time. Kirkus called it
"a winning way to make some basic concepts and
techniques less intimidating." We totally agree!
Interest Level: Gr. 1-3 DRA Level: 28 Lexile Level: 380L Grade Level Equiv: 2.5 Guided Reading: L
Below are two spreads from inside this cute graphing book. To see larger versions, just click on the pictures. You can see that graphing is integrated into the storyline right from the start. That's the second spread with the graph in it.
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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.