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Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) Paperback – January 3, 1997


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 10 years
  • Grade Level: 2 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Series: MathStart 3 (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (January 3, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590214276
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590214278
  • ASIN: 0064467104
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 9.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #53,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3. This series of introductory math books presents various concepts on different levels. The Best Vacation Ever shows how a family decides where to go on vacation (problem solving); Divide and Ride shows how 11 children are able to sort themselves into smaller groups in order to go on different rides at a carnival. In Every Buddy, a young girl counts her friends and her pets. All books are simply written but very clear, and concepts are explained in a number of ways. The cartoon illustrations are of average quality and capture the many characters' diverse activities. Suggestions are presented at the end for related activities, such as planning a picnic, dividing snacks, and measuring to make cookies. An entertaining approach to progressive levels of math concepts.?Christine A. Moesch, Buffalo & Erie County Public Library, NY
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

About the Author

Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.

Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.



Stuart J. Murphy, a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, is a visual learning specialist with extensive experience in educational publishing and art direction. He is the author of all the books in the MathStart series. Mr. Murphy lives in Evanston, IL.

George Ulrich has illustrated A Mammoth Mix-up, Rude Rowdy Rumors, and School Spirit Sabotage, all by Elizabeth Levy. Mr. Ulrich lives in Marblehead, MA.


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Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Evanston, Illinois.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 8, 2003
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"Divide and Ride" is a great way to introduce your children/students to division. It has fabulous illustrations and written in a kid-friendly manner. Students can relate to the idea of going to an amusement park and/or carnival and they can start to see patterns as the book continues.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jano Childers on January 30, 2012
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This is a great book to use in the classroom for 2nd and 3rd graders to help with with division.
Glad I got it for my classroom.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DianaV on January 18, 2012
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This is a great series for using at home or in a classroom. I'm an elementary teacher as use these books to introduce a new concept, and reteaching. My students always love the story I'm reading and they enjoy working out the math problems in each book!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sue Reviews on June 13, 2012
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I bought this book for my son who is 7 and just beginning division. I think if your child already knows division this book would help them think about it in a different way. If they are just beginning, I think it adds more confusion to something that is already hard for little ones.

What I liked about the book: The illustrations are cute. My son did like the idea of it being about an amusement park and was interested in the different rides the children went on in the story. The back of the book provides some tips for parents about teaching the topic.

What I didn't like: I think when you are teaching a subject you don't try to complicate by providing scenarios that don't work out in a typical fashion. Because this is about division, I think that the equations should work out without the need for fractions/decimals/manipulation. In this story the children starts with a group of 11 friends and as they travel through the park the rides don't hold that exact amount of people so they have to figure out how many groups to fit into to fill the seats. So, if it's a ride that seats 3 people then the 11 friends would be able to fill 3 seats with 2 friends left. In order to fill the last seat they would have to find a friend to sit with them. Why go this route? Why not make the math work out perfectly if you are trying to teach division? If there had been 12 friends and you asked to put them in groups of 3 there would be 4 groups with no need for finding another friend. The concept of needing one more person adds to the difficulty of grasping the division concept. All of the scenarios presented require more friends to join the group. This seems like a concept better suited to teaching fractions or decimals. I was sorry I read the book to my son because he seemed more confused after reading it.
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Division can be challenging to teach, and this helped my students to learn to divide. Stuart Murphy is an engaging author.
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