- By Virginia L. Kroll

Equal Shmequal

  • Title: Equal Shmequal
  • Author: Virginia L. Kroll
  • ISBN: 9781570918926
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • Equal Shmequal What does it mean to be equal Mouse and her friends want to play tug of war but they can t figure out how to make teams that are equal Nothing works until Mouse starts thinking mathematically Wonderfu

    What does it mean to be equal Mouse and her friends want to play tug of war but they can t figure out how to make teams that are equal Nothing works until Mouse starts thinking mathematically Wonderful illustrations capture Mouse and her animal friends from whiskers to tails.

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    1. This book is a book that covers the concept of equal. in the book, the animals have several tug of war games and find that a difference in size or number can keep a problem from becoming equal. The book also shows the concept of equal by relating it to a balance scale. Students are often tested on weight with the balance as a picutre. This book would be great as a tool to learn the concept of a balance scale as well.

    2. This is great when introducing math to students and understanding what it means to be equal with a cute story of all different size animals trying to play tug of war

    3. I was observing a classroom one day and the teacher was using this book to supplement the section on division in math for her elementary students. Since then I have also used this book to help make math connection for some of my younger students. Through a game of tug-of-war Mouse and her friends have to decide how to make both sides equal with the same number of animals. After multiple attempts are made, they finally arrive at a solution that makes both sides equal with the same number of anima [...]

    4. Mouse and her friends decide to play tug-of-war after watching kids at recess. First, though, they have to decide how to make both sides equal. They try dividing up by meat-eaters and plant-eaters; then they try those that have fur versus those without. Neither of these solutions works. Then they try three animals on each side. Of course, the larger ones win. Finally, they line up on the teeter-totter, shifting sides until the board balances. With both teams equal, the effort to win the tug-of-w [...]

    5. Good for:-teaching math terms, equal, half -teaching students to work together -has a lot of good descriptive words- teaches "equal" in an organic ways, using animals trying to find equal groups, equal weight, and equal sizes-talks about many meanings of equal As a teacher of mathematics, I could use this book when I teach what it means for something to be equal. Since the book also introduces other mathematical vocabulary, I believe this book would best be used as an introduction.

    6. Best for kids ages 8 and upEarly Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Narrative SkillsFrom cover:What does it mean to be equal? Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war, but they can't figure out how to make equal teams. PLant-eaters against meat-eaters? fur against no fur? Nothing works until Mouse takes things into her own paws and levels the playing field.Cute illustrations going forces in this math adventure about what it means to be equal.

    7. This is a wonderful book to introduce the concept of equal part as a starter for faction.They children will learn math while enjoying the battle of tug-of-war with the forest animals.The story ended with Bear's "Time for a honey break.

    8. In order to have fun at a game of tug-of-war, forest animals balance the teams by using a see-saw. Includes nonfiction math notes for meanings of equal. hcplSubject: Forest animals -- Juvenile fictionEquations -- Juvenile fiction.Mathematics -- Juvenile fiction.

    9. 45 months - lots of similar math concepts taught in this one the terms equal (in numbers, weight, size), fair, balance a very well rounded teaching book using a teeter totter and tug of war things kids can totally relate to.

    10. With delightful illustrations, Virginia Kroll teaches her readers about the various meanings of "equal." I liked how the story unfolds with the animals experimenting with various ways of having two equal teams in a game of tug-of-war.

    11. This math adventure story was very enjoyable. The various ways of fair, equal, balancedry good visuals.I was spelling "Shmequal" as "Schmequal", so I couldn't find the book on for a while. ;-)

    12. An investigation into what it means when two things are equal. The story line involves playing tug-of-war. They talk about equal numbers, equal weights, etc. They use a teeter-totter to figure equal weights.

    13. This is a great book to read to students so they can gain a better understanding of equality. Also, this book help them learn more about number vs size. Children will learn what it takes to make something equal to each other.

    14. I love the illustrations and concept behind this story to teach what equal is. Equal Shmequal would be a nice read aloud for PreK-1st graders. This is the 2nd Charlesbridge Math Adventure book that I have read and loved. I am eager to read more in this collection!

    15. *This book is wonderful for explaining even and odd numbers as well as the concept of equality.*Good story that the children can relate too about tug a war. This allows them to see the importance of knowing their even/odd numbers.

    16. Great way to portray the concept of equal throught animals in a game of tug and war. I enjoyed the pictures.

    17. mathematical equality. OK story, sweet illustrations. The bear eating human junk food is a whole 'nother educational issue!

    18. Good math literature resource for K-3 or so. We paired this book with a scale and practised estimating and then weighing various objects. Good practice, and great book tie in.

    19. Cute book about animals discussing how to make a tug-of-war game fair. Great to use when discussing weight and proportions. Also good to incorporate in discussion on animals.

    20. This book is another way to teach about diving into equal parts. It also touches on halves and math terminology.

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