The 21st Street Sluggers have a problem: Their team T-shirts are worn-out and dirty. They need new ones, but they have no money. How can they raise some? A car wash!
The team gets to work. Lilly is scrubbing, Julia is squirting, Will is polishing, and CJ is kicking back and counting the dollars and cents. Pretty soon everyone is wet and tired -- except for CJ. But his teammates have a surprise in store for the master of the cash!
Learning how to count money and make change are important real-life math skills -- but teamwork is the most valuable player in this sports story.
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Stuart J. Murphy is a visual learning specialist. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, he has a strong background in design and art direction. He also has extensive experience in the world of educational publishing. Drawing on all these talents, Stuart J. Murphy brings a unique perspective to the MathStart series. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math.
Stuart J. Murphy and his wife, Nancy, live in Boston.
Gr. 1-3. The Sluggers baseball team has a car wash to earn the money for new T-shirts. While most of his teammates scrub, rinse, and polish the cars, CJ serves as the accountant, sips lemonade, and makes change for the customers. At the end of the day, the workers turn the hose on the one member of the carwash team who never got his hands wet. The closing pages, "For Adults and Kids," offer suggestions of activities that support the math concepts, ways to help children feel more comfortable figuring dollars and cents, and a couple of picture books to reinforce the ideas. As CJ keeps track of money in the story, readers can follow along by watching the sums on his clipboard. Some may even learn to make change, a simple activity that seems to confuse even cashiers these days. Saltzberg's colorful illustrations reflect the jovial tone of the text in this appealing addition to the Math Start series. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description HarperCollins, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060289201