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The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book Paperback – December 1, 1999

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JERRY PALLOTTA lives in Needham, Massachusetts. His math books for Scholastic have sold more than 330,000 copies in trade.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Lexile Measure: AD710L (What's this?)
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel Books; 39195th edition (December 1, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0439135192
  • ISBN-13: 978-0439135191
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 10.8 x 0.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #152,272 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on October 22, 2000
Format: Paperback
I am doing a lesson plan involving fractions for a graduate school class and this book really inspired me. With this book, you can not only introduce fractions, but can have the children adding and subtracting along with the book. The chocolate bar also gets the children more interested in learning about fractions...it is fun for all!!!
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Although Chocolate Fever is the name of a book, most children
would be DELIGHTED to contract this fever! As elementary school
teacher, I have used Hershey Bars and their wrappers to teach
fractions for years. The kids LOVE it! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this
book to parents as a primary teaching tool or as an enrichment
resource. It not uses pictures of the Hershey Bar to show several
fractions in twelfths, but explains their relationship to the whole. For example, 3/12 + 9/12= 12/12=1. On one page it shows two ways to name a fraction-- as the fraction itself and in
simplest form (reduced to lowest terms), although it doesn't
say so in exactly those words. At the end, the author shows
13/12, and says that more than one whole candy bar would be used.
I like this book because it can be easily adapted for use with
older children by including mixed numbers, writing fractions in
simplest form, and even decimals/percentages. Also, I enjoyed the
inclusion of facts and questions about The Hershey Candy Company
and the ingredients used, as well as where cacao trees grow.
This book could also be used as part of a unit about chocolate!
Buy it and enjoy the fun as you eat your Hershey Bar!
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An excellent book to help parents or teachers teach fractions. The candy bar is a great manipulative. You can always make a copy of the candy bar that is provided in the book for your child to work with if you do not have or want to buy a Hershey bar. A must have.
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This is a really fun read for parents and elementary age children. The illustrations help parents easily explain the concept of fractions, and they learn a few things, too. The only downside is if you don't have a REAL chocolate bar to experiment on while you read this book. The blatant product endoresment might bother some parents, but at least it's not Pokemon.
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My fourth grade students loved this creative way of demonstrating the different parts of a whole. Jerry Pallotta takes a hard mathematical topic and makes it practical and fun for students. Fractions were hard for my fourth grade class and I sincerely think that this book helped make learning about fractions easier for my students. It's a cute way to teach a boring aspect of math. I as an educator don't think fractions are boring, but my students surely do. I obtained my copy of The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book for a dirt cheap price off a seller on Amazon. The seller had the book, which was in excellent condition, delivered to me in just five days.
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The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Fractions Book will help teach children the concept of dividing a whole into fractions in a fun and wonderful way. It begins with a huge Hershey bar being unwrapped to show it's 12 blocks. Each page takes away a fraction of the bar. The remaining fraction is colorfully illustrated by a crew of little people who cart their painting tools from page to page, leaving paint spills and footprints. I read this book to a class of 3rd graders just getting into fractions and they loved it. We used our math manipulatives to see the fractions as they were broken down. It was a wonderful way to begin a lesson!
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"The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Fractions Book" by Jerry Pallotta is my first read by this author. He came to speak at my daughters school last year and I bought this book from him. He was very nice to sign it too. It is one of the BEST ways to describe how to do fractions to a child. My daughter is in the 4th grade this year and has started to learn about fractions. We used a Hershey's Milk Chocolate bar to show how to use fraction along with the book. The way it engaged her was something wonderful to see. It's a fun way to learn about fractions using something in our ordinary life.
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I have gone into the classrooms of 4 of my children when they were in 3rd grade and learning fractions armed with this book and a Hershey's bar for each child. I use cardboard cutouts in the shape of the Hershey's bar and use the overhead projector. It's a fun project and a great book that makes the kids excited about fractions, and gives the teacher a little, much-deserved, break.

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