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Score With Sports Math

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Score with Sports Math series

by Stewart A.P. Murray

Grades 3–4

Enslow Publishers, Inc. 2013

Wondering how you can score big with math students? First and foremost it’s important to find your reader’s interest. Do they love to play soccer? Maybe they like to watch football? Who is their favorite baseball team? Maybe they participate in track and field events at school. What about basketball? Have they ever been to the racetrack? What they might not realize is that lots of math is used in sports!

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How many points is a field goal? Even batting averages involve fractions and decimals. Enslow’s new series, Score with Sports Math, gets students warmed up and ready to tackle sports word problems which include addition, multiplication, division, subtraction, fractions, and decimals.

Each book begins with an introduction to the sport with some history and stats.

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Subsequent chapters are filled with word problems that include illustrations to keep these problem solvers interested. Each word problem is preceded by informational text that the reader will need to comprehend and analyze in order to solve the word problem that follows.

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As far as Common Core State Standards, this is a home run! These books not only present informational text in a fun and unique way, word problems promote reading comprehension and critical thinking while additional text combines history and sports biographies with math. Score ! Everyone wins!

We invite you to join us!

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3 thoughts on “Score With Sports Math

  1. I think I need that baseball book. Not for a kid – but for me… just to help get the terms straight. Over at Sally’s Bookshelf it’s all about recycling with nature. http://sallysbookshelf.blogspot.com/2013/07/nature-recycles-how-about-you.html

  2. Archimedes is off to track ants. Or beetles. Today it’s a hands-on insect-tracking activity.
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  3. Sports can be a great way to engage reluctant readers in both math and reading. Looks like a wonderful series.

    I am looking at The Water Cycle today at Growing with Science http://blog.growingwithscience.com/2013/07/exploring-the-water-cycle/ because the summer is a fun time to investigate water science.