Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Fractions and Decimals

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B.E.S. Publishing, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 216 pages
In this brand-new Adventures in Mathopolis story, the town's befuddled Mayor Lostis Marbles is having all kinds of trouble dealing with fractions and decimals--and with a new dilemma: how to get out of a locked safe before it's too late!. This time superheroes Silver Splitter and Dixie Dot come to the rescue, and readers who follow this fun-filled story will learn how to solve the many mysteries of fractions and decimals along the way. They discover easy ways to--

  • Understand proper, improper, and mixed numbers
  • Find the least common multiple in fractions
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
  • Understand decimals
  • Convert from decimals to fractions, and back again

    This amusing Mathopolis story is enhanced with clever black-and-white illustrations. Kids learn along with Mayor Lostis Marbles and his gang that working with fractions and decimals can be fun.

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About the author (2009)

Linda Powley is a retired high school teacher and the author of fiction for the young adult market, as well as Barron's How to Prepare for the TAKS: English Language Arts. She lives in Fort Worth, TX.

Cathy Weiskopf is a former computer science teacher and programmer who now dedicates herself to writing books and magazine articles for kids. She is the author of a math reader for elementary students.

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