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Full House: An Invitation to Fractions
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36 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2011
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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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on December 25, 2010
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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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2010
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 11, 2013
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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2012
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon February 28, 2012
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on July 2, 2013
“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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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on February 8, 2010
My 3 year old son and I enjoy reading this book very much. Like nearly all 3-year-olds, he has troubles of understanding what fraction is. However, he enjoys saying "knock knock" & "ding dong" out loud & pointing out all the numbers on the pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This is a great book for the introduction of fractions. The kids love it and you can make it an interactive reading time with your students...
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