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A Remainder of One by Elinor J. Pinczes
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A Remainder of One (edition 1997)

by Elinor J. Pinczes (Author)

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When the queen of the bugs demands that her army march in even lines, Private Joe divides the marchers into more and more lines so that he will not be left out of the parade.
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Title:A Remainder of One
Authors:Elinor J. Pinczes (Author)
Info:Scholastic Inc. (1997), Edition: Second Printing
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Joe wants to march in the bug army but when the army of 25 is divided into two lines, there is a remainder of one. Joe is forced to leave the marching army so that it looks even. He tries a formation of 3 lines and 4 lines. However, there is still a remainder of one. He finally finds that dividing into 5 lines gives and even marching order.
This is a good book for a math classroom library because it explains the concept of remainders. However, it is for a younger reader or classroom. ( )
  KristenJD | Apr 6, 2020 |
As the 25th squadron marched past the Queen she was displeased that the lines were not even. This meant that poor Joe was unable to march alongside his troops. As the days went by, Joe tried to make the lines equal. but each time he continued to be a remainder of one. That was until they made five rows of five. I give this book a 5-star review because it is an easy read for your students. This book also introduces the concept of division. ( )
  jmn055 | Apr 6, 2020 |
Joe, a poor little bug, is a part of the Queen’s 25th Army Corps marching infantry. However the Queen demands the rows be tidy and even. Therefore Joe has to stand aside. He is determined to be in line and figures out a way for that to happen. The author creates a fun marching rhythm for students to read as they explore remainders and arrays. [return][return]This fun and colorful picture book activates prior knowledge of division and multiplication to start the investigation of remainders. The use of bugs (ants) keeps students engaged and intent on learning. One could read this book aloud with students allowing them to act out the book to help with the concept of remainders and arrays. [return][return]Modern Fantasy[return]Reading Level: 3.5
  kristi_test_01 | Sep 12, 2019 |
I found this book to be a cute way to give children a visual representation of division . The story follows Joe, a beetle that is a part of a 25 bug squadron. Each day the bugs file into formation to march for the royalty. The first way the bugs split was into 2 lines of 12 --leaving poor Joe out as a remainder of one. On the second day the bugs slip into 3 rows of 8 leaving Joe out once again. This trend persisted until the day the bugs finally split into 5 rows and Joe was no longer a remainder of one. ( )
  CLEBLANC0 | Sep 18, 2018 |
Cute. The cadence was a bit off, so the rhymes were a bit off-putting. But the point of the story was to realize the math concepts of multiplication and squares, and that to group 25 items in an orderly fashion, 2x12, 3x8, and 4x6 just won't work but that 5x5 will and isn't that nice.... ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
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