Monday, January 14, 2013

Nonfiction Monday

Nonfiction Monday is hosted today by 100 ScopeNotes.

My selection is "Collecting data in animal investigations" by Diana Noonan.

I'm always looking for new ways to make math interesting and this book fits the bill.  "Collecting Data in Animal Investigations" is part of the Capstone Real World Math series.  This volume offers readers an opportunity to follow a fictional fourth grade class as they gather data on animals at a local park and then present the information in a variety of forms that include diagrams and graphs.

Noonan's fictional research poses questions and includes problem solving activities, a glossary, and the answers to the problems.  Colorful animal photographs brighten the pages.

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