Everyday number stories

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My 2nd grade daughter and I actually enjoy this book as much as we can possibly enjoy math. It is not her strong suit, so anything that helps is a good thing. The word problems are like little stories that are interesting. They help my daughter to see the application practically instead of just numbers on paper. It covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, time, measurement, and simple fractions. It is only 136 pages long so it moves rather fast, but in an understandable way. There are plenty of review problems that can be re-done if needed. We use this book orally and add an abacus when needed. Any thing would do: beans, bears, buttons, etc.  

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Page 139 - This textbook may be borrowed for two weeks, with the privilege of renewing it once. A fine of five cents a day is incurred by failure to return a book on the date when it is due. The Education Library is open from 9 to 5 daily except Saturday when it closes at 12.30.
Page 92 - If a rectangle is 10 inches long and 4 inches wide, how many square inches does it contain?
Page 84 - A cubic foot then equals how many.cubic inches? Draw a square yard on the floor. Divide it into square feet. How many cubic feet would it take to make a layer 1 foot high? How many cubic feet would you need to build up a cubic yard? We are now ready to put these facts in the more convenient form of a table. Table of Cubic Measure 1728 cubic inches (cu. in.) = 1 cubic foot (cu. ft.) 27 cubic feet = 1 cubic yard 128...
Page 92 - Draw a rectangle, 4 inches long and 3 inches wide. How many square inches does it contain ? 2.
Page 84 - Draw an oblong 9 feet long and 3 feet wide. Divide it into square feet. How many square feet does it contain ? How many square yards?
Page 88 - The rug in the dining room is 12 feet long and 8 feet wide. How many feet is it around it?
Page 78 - Kate is eight years old. Her mother is 4 times as old. How old is her mother?

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