Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Fractions and Decimals (Adventures in Mathopolis)

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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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    Adventures in MATHOPOLIS MEET THE ZANY CITIZENS OF MATHOPOLIS
    AND HELP THEM SOLVE THEIR PROBLEMS!

    Math becomes an exercise in fun when kids open this humorous, cartoon-illustrated book. As they enjoy the story, they encounter one math problem after another and learn to think and calculate like a math Superhero!

    PARTING IS SUCH SWEET SORROW
    Fractions and Decimals
    Lostis Marbles, the mayor of Mathopolis, loves numbers but usually gets them all mixed up--until two Superheroes come to his rescue . . .

    Silver Splitter specializes in splitting whole numbers into parts called fractions

    Dixie Dot with the help of her magical pen, transforms whole numbers into decimals

    Meets Standards Set by the
    National Council of Teachers of Mathematics


    This book promotes students' skills in problem solving and reasoning for grades 3-5, and supports NCTM standards that include--

  • Building math knowledge through problem solving and applying problem-solving strategies
  • Understanding how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce a coherent whole

  • Recognizing and applying math in contexts outside mathematics

    Adventures in Mathopolis Books:
    Estimating and Measuring
    The Great Polygon Caper
    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: Fractions and Decimals

  • About the Author:

    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.

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