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Polly's Pen Pal (MathStart 3)

by Stuart J. Murphy

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"Polly's Pen Pal" is about two little girls, one living in Canada and one living in the United States. The two girls discuss what they look like and how much they have in common. One tells the other their height in centimeters and the other one's dad helps her figure out how tall that is. Polly's dad is going on a business trip to Montreal and Polly is tagging along to meet her new pen pal. This is a great book for partner reading since it talks about 2 friends. The grade level of this book is probably 3rd or 4th grade.
  MollieA | Oct 7, 2009 |
Polly's Pen Pal is a great book to read when introducing the metric system. It gives real-life situationsto which students can apply their previous knowledge in order to create a better understanding of the metric system. ( )
  aengle | Sep 27, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060531703, Paperback)

Polly's pen pal, Ally, is 125 centimeters tall, weighs 25 kilograms, and lives 450 kilometers away -- and Polly is determined to find a way to visit her! A story of long-distance friendship introduces basic metric measurements to children.

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Polly's got a pen pal - in Canada! Polly's sure that she and her new friend, Ally, will have a lot in common. When Ally writes that she's 125 centimeters tall and weighs 25 kilograms, Polly wants to know if she's the same. Polly wishes she could go and visit her -- but Ally lives 450 kilometers away! Young readers will learn about metric units like centimeters, kilograms, kilometers, and liters as they follow this story of two friends who can't be kept apart.… (more)

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