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Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

by David Adler

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Fractions, Decimals, and Percents is helpful reading material that can discuss this topics in a engaging way. They used a county fair for the illustrations and use different examples to go with that theme. For example, when someone buys cotton candy for .89 cents they say 89 is a part of one dollar. There are 100 cents in one dollar. 89/100 would be the fraction. They would use that same example for decimals and percents. Like, the cotton is 89% of a dollar. The illustrations was really cool. I would show this book to a kid who is not really fond of these topics or needs more visual interaction. ( )
  mcsuane | Nov 27, 2017 |
Within the setting of a county fair, the book explores the relationship of fractions, decimals, and percents, describing and showing equivalents as well as providing opportunities for readers to recognize or identify equivalents. For example “Cotton candy might cost 89 cents. An illustration shows signs for “Cotton Candy $0.89” and “Cotton Candy 89% of a dollar.” Young children trying to learn about the relationship among these terms may be confused, but Adler later acknowledges the varying instances when people use one notation or another. In describing decimals and the champion lamb that might cost $999.99, the text details the difference of the value of each of the nines. Colorful cartoon-like illustrations add kid appeal although the percentage of white males dominates the illustrations over females and African-Americans. ( )
  pataustin | Feb 20, 2016 |
Colorful, various font
Changing faction, decimal, percent illustrated using tic-tac-toe, pie eating contest, toys sales (40% off), auctions at a fair
Place values are explained, importance of decimal
  exu0002 | May 4, 2013 |
This book is about a little boy who goes to a fair. Throughout the book, the author describes the different parts of fractions, decimals, and percents. For example, cotton candy may be 89 cents. Written as a decimal, it is 0.89 and as a fraction it is 89/100. Both the decimal and the fraction are the same. The book continues to explain the three math terms. The author David Adler has a website that lays out all of the books he has written. The website http://www.davidaadler.com/ provides beneficial information regarding everything about David Adler. Very interesting!
  cpage_07 | Apr 14, 2010 |
This book might be a little overwhelming for kids! ( )
  meotoole | Apr 14, 2010 |
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To my adorable grandson, Jonathan "Yoni" Alex --D. A. A.
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Step right up! Come take part in the county fair, where you’ll see fractions, decimals, and percents everywhere. Gobble up a fraction of pie, boost your batting average in the arcade,
and take a percent off the price of a toy. Learning about equivalent parts equals a whole lot of fun in this straightforward introduction to a challenging concept.

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Presents a step-by-step guide to understanding decimals and fractions. Uses the setting of a county fair to explain how decimals and fractions are related, how to add and subtract fractions, and write fractions as decimals as percents. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.… (more)

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