math

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All By Marilyn Burns

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Back of Book: Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a family reunion! Mr. Comfort starts cooking up his famous spaghetti and meatballs, while Mrs. Comfort carefully arranges eight tables and thirty-two chairs so that everyone will have a seat. The tables look lovely, the food is ready, and here come the guests–with their own seating plans

My Review: I am a huge fan of the Scholastic Book Co. I think they do an excellent job of publishing stories that are fun but also teach children something important. Math can be a tricky subject and reading children a fiction story can help them learn different mathematical skills. This story does a good job of explaining area in a way that students can enjoy and relate to. The tables that the guests sit at are rearranged so that all the people have a place to sit. In the end there is plenty of room for every person to sit and enjoy the spaghetti and meatball dinner.

6 years and up

40 Pages

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