This book uses math and science to help students learn about glaciers. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of glaciers.
- Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8
- Dewey: 551.31'2--dc22
- Reinforced book (9781602794955): 7.5 x 9.5, 32 pages, © 2010
- PDF (9781602797024): 32 pages, © 2010
- Hosted ebook (9781602797024H): 32 pages, © 2010
- Series: 21st Century Skills Library
- Subseries: Real World Math
- Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 131854
- Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.3
- Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
- Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Earthquakes & Volcanoes (JNF037010)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Literary Criticism & Collections (JNF034000)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection (JNF037020)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Earth Sciences / Geography (JNF051180)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Mathematics / General (JNF035000)
- JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems (JNF051100)
Table of Contents
- WHAT IS A GLACIER?
- THE ANTARCTIC ICE SHEET
- DO THE MATH: GLACIERS ON THE MOVE
- DO THE MATH: CALVING ICEBERGS
- GLOBAL WARMING
- REAL WORLD MATH CHALLENGE ANSWERS
- FOR MORE INFORMATION
- ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Library Media Connection - Real World Math
Reviewed on 1 February 2010
The interdisciplinary focus of the books in this series will give them broad appeal for cross-curricular lesson plans. Each title focuses on a particular geographic feature, and presents it with a balance of science, geography, and mathematics in a way that encourages readers to think critically about subjects and link new facts with several different subject areas. Each book defines and explains scientific concepts and terms, gives geographic examples from around the world, and poses “real-world math challenges” asking readers to apply math principles such as algebra, fractions, proportions, and percentages. Equally applicable and useful for math, geography, and earth science classrooms, the books of this series broaden the spectrum of a concept to encourage readers to think harder and make new connections between facts and material. Colorful photography and friendly, personal writing give appeal to the subject matter. Middle-grade teachers looking for interdisciplinary materials will find this a very useful series for their classrooms.
Glossary. Table of Contents. Index.
Jennifer MacKay, Senior Content Editor, American Book Publishing, Salt Lake City, Utah
Author: Barbara A. Somervill
Barbara A. Somervill writes childrenâ€™s nonfiction books on a variety of topics. She is particularly interested in nature and foreign countries. Somervill believes that researching new and different topics makes writing every book an adventure. When she is not writing, Somervill is an avid reader and plays bridge.
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