Volcanoes

 
Cover: Volcanoes
 
 

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Summary

This book uses math and science to help students learn about volcanoes. Math challenge questions provide students with the opportunity to apply math skills as they learn about the characteristics of volcanoes.

Specifications

Leveling

  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 131860
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 5.6
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • WHAT ARE VOLCANOES?
  • MAGMA, EXPLOSIONS, ASH
  • DO THE MATH: GASES AND ROCKS
  • DO THE MATH: VOLCANOES ARE EVERYWHERE
  • VOLCANOES: FROM BIRTH TO ERUPTION
  • REAL WORLD MATH CHALLENGE ANSWERS
  • GLOSSARY
  • FOR MORE INFORMATION
  • INDEX
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Reviews

Library Media Connection - Real World Math

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.
Recommended.
Jennifer MacKay, Senior Content Editor, American Book Publishing, Salt Lake City, Utah

Booklist

Temperatures aside, there’s no doubting that lava is cooler than division, which is why the high-interest topic of this title in the Real World Math: Geography series should help attract attention to practical applications of mathematics. Nestor clearly outlines the different types of volcanoes, how they are formed, and where they are found as well as details on the magma, ash, gases, and rocks associated with them. Additionally, he includes a few gripping accounts of eruptions, and just about every other page features a math problem that challenges kids to combine basic arithmetic with what they’re learning about volcanoes. It’s a ploy that could easily be obtrusive, but it works well to demonstrate how numbers do play a vital role in everyday life. Picturesque landscape photos capture the majesty of some of the world’s more famous volcanoes, though some may be disappointed to find only a few shots of fiery mayhem. Overall, a well executed subject-blender great for classroom use.

Contributors

Author: John Nestor

John Nestor has been a writer and editor for more than 15 years. He has written about subjects ranging from ducklings hatching in a second grade classroom to Tiger Woods winning The Masters. John lives in northwest Connecticut with his wife Nancy and their three children James, Jack, and Samantha.

 

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