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Clean-sweep Campers First Edition
Contributor(s): Penner, Lucille Recht, Billin-Frye, Paige (Illustrator)

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ISBN: 1575650967     ISBN-13: 9781575650968
Publisher: Kane Pr
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: July 2000
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Annotation: Eight messy bunkmates try to figure out how to divide themselves into equal teams to clean up their cabin at camp. This funny story, part of the Math Matters( series, teaches the concept of fractions. Full color.

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Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fractions; Fiction.
Division; Fiction.
Cleanliness; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Mathematics | Fractions
Dewey: [E]
LCCN: 99088838
Lexile Measure: 430
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 1-2, Age 6-7
Series: Math Matters
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Physical Information: 9.00" H x 6.50" W x 0.25" (0.20 lbs)
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 48003
Reading Level: 2.5   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Eight messy bunkmates win the camp prize for cleanest cabin in this funny story about using fractions.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2001 February)
Gr 2-3-Three books intended to instruct and entertain reluctant math students, as well as general readers. Each one concludes with a clear explanation of what has been taught and extra problems to solve. In Spots, an outbreak of chicken pox just before the Autumn Festival at school throws Kip into action. He and the other students create charts and graphs to predict who will be well for the show and keep track of who has been sick. Beginning readers are sure to relate to the dilemma. In Trouble, Mike decides to hide stacks of dirty dishes instead of washing them. Not only do they pile up in the basement, but he must also use math to keep track of the dishes that are being used. Though the intent is clear, this story becomes cumbersome and a bit far-fetched. In Clean-Sweep, fractions fit logically into the context of summer camp. Annie writes home about her messy cabin and how she and the other campers work out a solution for cleaning it up. Dividing into halves, thirds, and finally fourths, the girls learn number skills, as well as practical lessons in cooperation and teamwork. The mathematical concept is skillfully integrated into the engaging story. Lively cartoons aptly capture the activities and the children engaged in them.-Holly T. Sneeringer, St. Mark School, Baltimore, MD Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
 
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