Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!: A Mathematical Story

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Scholastic, 1997 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 pages
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Mr. and Mrs. Comfort have arranged tables and chairs to seat 32 people at their family reunion. But the guests have their own ideas for seating. Area and perimeter come alive as the family makes room for everyone. Used in Math By All Means: Area and Perimeter, Grades 5-6.

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User Review  - Kathryn - Goodreads

This would be a great book to use with your 3rd-5th grade students when teaching lessons on perimeter, area and multiplication. It is a fun book that will keep your students interested and hungry for more! Read full review

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User Review  - Gina Starling - Goodreads

This is an awesome book to introduce perimeter and area to an elementary school class. The story is catchy and funny. The children can practice moving colored tiles to imitate the movement of the tables in the story. 1-4 Read full review

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About the author (1997)

Author and math teacher Marilyn Burns is noted for her many books that instill an interest and enthusiasm for mathematics into her school-age readers. Her books use traditional and original literature to address mathematical concepts. In addition to her instructive children's books Marilyn is the author of many books for teachers. She has also written books for children about food, time, and Hanukkah. She says that her writing career began as a ?fluke” when a friend asked her to write a book about math. This was the jumping off point for her literary career, during which she has written about a dozen books for children and the same number for teachers. She currently gives lectures and lessons in schools. Burns was born in 1941 and resides in Sausalito, CA.

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