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Fraction Fun - Book Review




Fraction Fun is a colorful illustrated book with hands-on activities and easy to understand instructions that introduces fraction concepts. Any fear will be replaced with fun and understanding as they explore concepts and applications.

I was pleasantly surprised by the contents of Fraction Fun. The author , David Adler, immediately relates fractions to something close to most kid’s heart. He used their ages, such as I’m 8 ˝ years old, and pizza.

When I saw the use of pizza on about the fifth page, I have to admit that I thought I was in store for another fraction pizza story. Instead Fraction Fun immediately puts your hands to work. The author gives step by step directions for a hands-on paper plate pizza activity. The activity isn’t new, but his instructions and his explanations are very clear, detailed, and easy to understand. In fact, I found myself wondering what other books have this author written.

After the pizza activity, he includes money to address the concept of fractions. Although there is no specific money activity, I would have the students duplicate the colorful money illustrations. The book clearly shows how their project should look. In fact, I can visualize using Fraction Fun in a group or including a few pages within a “center”.

The author did an excellent job getting his point across concerning naming and comparing fractions, but he just briefly mentions equivalent fractions. Overall, Adler did a good job, and I recommend the book to introduce or reinforce the concept of fractions, naming fractions, comparing fractions and equivalent fractions. I think your children or students will give Fraction Fun a “thumbs up.”



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