A Fraction's Goal-Parts of A Whole is a special treasure I found on Overdrive (my library's eBook and audiobook collection). That makes this more of a recommendation than a review.
This is a picture book in rhyme that very casually teaches a concept that many children fear: fractions.
Starring colorful cats and bold colors, the book takes a playful approach to teaching math ideas.
I checked this book out to read to my 3rd grader, though my 4th grader enjoyed it as well. Later I caught them "playing" math by making fractions of random things like stuffed animals, shoes, and paper shapes they made. They even polled each other about their favorite things and made fractions and pie charts of the results.
In my opinion, books that get results like this are worth sharing. Education shouldn't be a fight. This book made an important lesson effortless and fun. A Fraction's Goal- Parts of A Whole would also be a great fit for cat-lovers using Kitty-Doodle's Homeschooling Curriculum.
Thankfully, this book is part of a whole series of books that teach math with a kid-friendly, picture book approach. The series includes:
The books are written by Brian P. Cleary and Illustrated by Brian Gable. If you aren't familiar with this author I challenge you to check out his work. He also has a series covering grammar. They're lots of fun. These book belong in your learning library!
Be sure to visit his website too. You'll find printables, games and teacher tools. It's worth the visit.
Of course, my admiration entitles this book to a five star rating and a recommendation I hope you'll take.
I also encourage you to check out your library's eBook lending system. There's no telling what treasures you may find there.
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