Learn about the connection between math and speed skating.
- Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
- Dewey: 700
- Reinforced book (9781602792500): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2009
- PDF (9781602793996): 32 pages, © 2009
- Hosted ebook (9781602793996H): 32 pages, © 2009
- Series: 21st Century Skills Library
- Subseries: Real World Math
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 124318
- Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 4.9
- Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: Mg
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Sports & Recreation / Ice Skating (JNF054190)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Money (JNF013040)
Table of Contents
- Rule the Rink!
- A Few Speed Skating Basics
- Do the Math: Impressive Pros
- Do the Math: Remarkable Speed Skating Records
- Get Your Own Skate Going!
- Real World Math Challenge Answers
- For More Information
- About the Authors
School Library Journal
Reviewed on 1 November 2009
Accurate and concise, these well-written books do an excellent job of explaining without confusing and will serve as great introductions to the individual sports as well as adequate complements to math lessons. Concepts discussed include the dimensions of playing spaces, keeping score, and statistics. One or two math problems are posed per chapter, with the answers provided in an appendix. Each chapter contains several photographs with meaningful captions that enhance the text "“ for example, a picture of a tennis court is helpful in understanding the rules. These are appealing books for students interested in sports. There isn’t an abundance of math here, but the link to real-world applications is helpful.
Bottom Line: In general, these books will be most effective for students who have a basic understanding of the concepts and would like to reinforce their skills. For older students, “Real World Math: Sports” deserves a place alongside favorites such as the “Sir Cumference Math Adventures” series (Charlesbridge). “Count the Critters” is an excellent choice for early elementary classrooms. Though “Math Fun” will be appealing to middle elementary students, background knowledge is even more important in this series. “Let’s Measure” tries to accomplish too much. The series will confuse young readers and will not appeal to older students.
Author: Katie Marsico
Katie Marsico worked as an editor in childrenâ€™s publishing before she began writing her own reference books. She lives with her husband, Carl, daughter, Maria, and son, C. J., in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Marsico is grateful to her friends and colleagues E. Russell Primm and Pam Rosenberg for helping her get her start as a childrenâ€™s author and for giving her the opportunity to write this book.
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