From the Set 21st Century Skills Library
You don't need a lot of expensive equipment to start running. With a good pair of shoes and a desire to challenge yourself physically, you can start running for fun and fitness. Look inside to learn more about how to start running and stay healthy for life.
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 6|
|ATOS Reading Level||5.5|
|Guided Reading Level|
|Publisher||Cherry Lake Publishing|
|Available Formats||Reinforced book (9781602790216), Paperback (9781602790896), PDF (9781602791565), ePub (9781631882029), Hosted ebook (9781602791565H), Kindle (9781631372742)|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Dimensions||7.5 x 9.5|
School Library Journal
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: Ellen Labrecque
Ellen Labrecque is a freelance writer living in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was a senior editor at Sports Illustrated Kids. Ellen loves to travel and then learn about new places and people she can write about in her books.
- Introduction to Running
- Equipment and Safety
- Safe Places to Run
- Health Benefits
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- About the Author