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Full House: An Invitation to Fractions Hardcover – October 9, 2007


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 640L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick (October 9, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763624683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763624682
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #479,195 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dayle Ann Dodds is the author of numerous picture books for children, including THE SHAPE OF THINGS, TEACHER'S PETS, THE GREAT DIVIDE: A MATHEMATICAL MARATHON, and MINNIE'S DINER: A MULTIPLYING MENU. A former elementary school teacher, she lives in Carmel Valley, California.

Abby Carter has illustrated many books for children, including MY HIPPIE GRANDMOTHER, ANDY SHANE AND THE VERY BOSSY DOLORES STARBUCKLE, and ANDY SHANE AND THE PUMPKIN TRICK. She lives in Hadlyme, Connecticut.

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I've used this book in 2nd grade classrooms.
LC
This book contains rhyme and repetition, which makes any read-aloud flow nicely.
Zanna
It has helped my children understand the basics of fractions.
Tracey L. Walters

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By M. Heiss on October 26, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is a good way of getting across the idea of numerators and denominators, without naming them as such.

The house has a number of rooms available for guests (denominator), and as the rooms fill up, the fraction's numerator is shown changing. Then repeat quickly with cake.

OK for young kids, but there isn't much of a story here.

For older kids (3rd to 5th grade), I like "If you were a Fraction" by Trisha Speed Shaksan or "Working with Fractions" by David A. Adler.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By bren bren bear on December 25, 2010
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This is a wonderful book to use when teaching students fractions. In 4th grade I had the students use a paper "rod" that I had previously divided up as rooms. As I read the book I had the students to color in the rooms occupied. The students also enjoyed hearing the book, which was quite entertaining. I have since read this books to 2nd grade to introduce parts of wholes. I plan on using this book in the future to teach fractions.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on December 21, 2009
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This is a fun introduction to fractions, though the title puts it more cutely. The repetition in this book makes it perfect for reading over and over again to young kids who love to join in. My son has memorized the beginning of each new customer: "Knock knock went the door, Ding dong the bell rang, Welcome, Welcome, Miss Bloom sang." When he wants to read it, he asks for "Welcome, welcome."

I highly recommend this book for very young children; I'm sure it is equally fun for older children who are actually of the age to learn fractions.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Tracey L. Walters on January 7, 2010
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I was very pleased with Full House: An Invitation to Fractions. My children really enjoyed reading it. It's very useful for children between K-3 grade. It has helped my children understand the basics of fractions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LC on September 11, 2013
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I've used this book in 2nd grade classrooms. The illustrations are so lovely, and through a fun story with characters that appeal to both boys and girls, the kids are getting an introduction to fractions before they even know it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Christina H on June 6, 2012
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This is a good book for my son 7 years. My son enjoys the story. It is not his absolute "favorite" but it is worth buying to help them get the concept of fractions in a story form. I'm glad I purchased it, definitely worth it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zanna on July 2, 2013
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“Full House: An Invitation to Fractions” is a delightful read full of colorful characters. (I used exaggerated voices for each character when I read this book aloud to my students. They loved it!) The fraction concepts in this book can be presented as fractions of a set and fractions of a whole. This book contains rhyme and repetition, which makes any read-aloud flow nicely. My students also joined in the read-aloud to help with the repetition. I used this book with both 1st and 3rd grade. Both classes enjoyed reading this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. A. J. VINE VOICE on February 28, 2012
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This is just a really good story. It is a simple introduction to fractions built around a great rhyming story. There are several things I really like about this story. The first is that it explains simple fractions very well. The second is that it uses a mix of simple and more complex words (scrumptious, partake, astonishing). There are characters that would appeal to a variety of children (race car driver, dog trainer, fisherman).
The story moves at a good pace, so kids don't get too wiggly before the story is complete. My kids ask for this story quite often. Just a very good job overall.
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