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Divide and Ride (MathStart 3) Paperback – January 3, 1997
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From School Library Journal
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.
Top Customer Reviews
Glad I got it for my classroom.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for bringing books into math lessons! Students enjoyed the book!Published 8 months ago by Kindle Customer
Bought this for my son who loves numbers and is into division. It's ok, not bad, not great.Published 10 months ago by Tara White
Product received as advertised would do business with seller again, ThanksPublished 24 months ago by Samone Chapman
Division can be challenging to teach, and this helped my students to learn to divide. Stuart Murphy is an engaging author.Published on May 13, 2014 by ElementarySchoolTeacher