Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Buy Used
$5.40
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Support Your Planet. Buy CLEAN EARTH BOOKS. Shipping orders swiftly since 2008. A great value for the avid reader! GOOD can range from a well cared for book in great condition to average with signs of slight wear. Overall, All text in great shape! Comes with our 100% Money Back Guarantee. Our customer service can't be beat! Tracking included on all orders.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Eating Fractions Hardcover – September 1, 1991

4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$60.56 $0.01

Colors
Board Book Fun
Colors are everywhere in nature. From a blue star fish to pink flamingos, children will find the many colors that exist in these eye-catching photographs of animals in our natural world. Board book | Kindle book | See more ages 0-2

Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

Self-described "photo-illustrator" McMillan ( Mary Had a Little Lamb ; One, Two, One Pair! ) continues to focus his talents on the concept picture book--and once again brings his fresh perspective to this sometimes didactic genre. In this ingenious combination of fractions and food a perky pair of budding mathematicians, boy and girl, divide a series of foods into halves, thirds and quarters. After each division they (sometimes with help from a hungry dog) delightedly devour the whole thing. These kids, though obviously posed for the photos, seem to be really enjoying themselves; their pleasure and zest is contagious in the bright, almost shadowless images. Math was never so much fun or so wholesomely delicious. Recipes and suggestions for how children can use their new math skills to measure ingredients and prepare these kid-tested treats are included. Ages 4-8.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-- A mouth-watering introduction to fractions is served up by McMillan in this concept book. Full-color photos show one freckle-faced and one dark-skinned child preparing and eating an assortment of foods, each of which is pictured as a whole and then in either halves, thirds, or fourths. The progression from larger to smaller fractions is shown twice with different foods to reinforce the concept. The words for the fractions are given in very large print under the corresponding pictures along with their mathematical symbols. The foods--bananas, sweet rolls, pizza, corn, pear salad, and strawberry pie--look so appetizing that young readers will be eager to try the recipes given at the end of the book. None are difficult, and none use packaged foods or excessive sugar. The excellent photographs owe their appeal not only to their bright colors, clear focus, and good framing, but also to their winsome subjects, two infectiously happy children and a strawberry-pie eating shaggy dog. Ideal for food units in primary classrooms, this should see steady use in both school and public libraries.
- Louise L. Sherman, Anna C. Scott School, Leonia, NJ
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Image
Interested in the Audiobook Edition?
If you’re the author, publisher, or rights holder of this book, let ACX help you produce the audiobook.Learn more.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 and up
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Scholastic Press; Library Binding edition (September 1, 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0590437704
  • ISBN-13: 978-0590437707
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 11.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #804,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on September 14, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is great for young children, from K-4 through about second grade. It takes the basic and simplest concept that a fraction is a part of a whole and that a whole can be divided equally into fractions (1/2, 1/3 and 1/4), and illustrates the concept. the illustrations are photographs of two children eating food, showing the food whole and then divided. The children are exuberant and their excitement seems to come through the very pages of the book. An excitement that is contagious!
A young child quickly grasps the fraction concept and can, after one or two times through the book, tell you what is a fraction. It's easy to expand and test understanding with simple questions like--if you had two muffins, how many thirds would you have? (My six year old got this right the first time through the book, just from the book, and without any previous introduction of fractions.) So the book is designed for immediate success, and hence self esteem and builds an "I can do it" attitude about math.
The recipes in the back look yummy, but I haven't tried them yet, so can't comment on them. But I do plan on trying them, and cutting the results into "fractions."
Comment 9 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on May 3, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Bruce Macmillan's photography makes children "crave" to learn more about fractions. The photographs depict children sharing delicious treats by dividing them into equal parts. In the back of the book, Mr. Macmillan includes recipes for his tantalizing treats. This is an excellent book for teachers and parents to use to introduce fractions to young children.
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A great book for kindergarten through third graders to see fractions in a concrete way that makes sense to kids. Colorful illustrations, large print and fractions, and good ideas for making foods that can be easily divided into fractional parts. Even recipes in the back of the book. My students love to cook and make/create artistic things, and this book facilitates the hands-on work and learning, while helping them learn the symbols that represent what they are doing.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
We got this book from the library a couple months ago to introduce fractions to my homeschooled daughter. She loved it and understood it so much more than trying to explain fractions from using simply numbers. I definitely recommend this book to anyone trying to teach fractions in a fun, comprehensive way!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
As a teacher, I have owned this cute book that takes one thing children love ~ eating and uses it to teach about fractions. It starts with two children sharing a banana and showing it cut first whole and then cut into half. What easier way to show children how we use fractions everyday than with cooking. The book covers 1/2 with the banana and an ear of corn, 1/3 with a roll and a pear dessert made with a round jello mold, 1/4 with a small pizza and a yummy fresh strawberry cake. At the end of the book the author gives the recipes for four of the items in the book.

In writing this review, I am disclosing the entire content of the book because I want to talk about all the different lessons besides fractions that can be started with this simple book. First and most obvious is learning about fractions. Second, by cook with children you can give them experiences in measuring and cutting the fractions and they will retain lessons learned by active participation than just by reading the book. Working with your own children in the kitchen you are showing them interest in being a parent as a teacher, which gives them a good example to follow as they mature. Using the illustrations to show children how simple it is to cook corn on the cob (personal hint: add a tablespoon of milk for sweeter corn every time). The book also gives your a chance to talk about using a knife safely and supervising young children with a knife. (For very young children we peeled the banana first for safety and used a table knife rather than a sharp one.)

Eating Fractions gives the adult using it a variety of things to do with children to get the lesson about fractions and spin into other learning situations.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
This book has colorful photos and is an excellent in content. It is a great source for children who are trying to learn the concept of fractions/math. A great book and a fun way to learn.
My son really enjoyed this book. Quick and to the point!
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Pages with Related Products. See and discover other items: math connects