Learning about fractions isn’t always easy, but who says it can’t be fun? Using one very entertaining cow, math teacher Taryn Souders has devised a very clever (and fun) way of explaining fractions to beginning learners.

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One whole cow, what should she do?
Moo while her friends paint one half blue!

Prompted by a poem and a visual clue, students are asked to answer what fraction is illustrated in the cow's antics, starting with halves and progressing into thirds, fourths, fifths, eighths, and tenths. An illustrated answer key is provided in the back of the book to help the child check their work.

What fraction of the cow is blue? Answer: ½
What fraction of the cow is white? Answer: ½

With the math problem featured as part of the artwork, students get an immediate sense of how to apply and understand the concept of fractions. How moo-velous!

 

"This appealing book makes a potentially difficult concept a lot of fun. Souders introduces both the concepts of parts of a whole and parts of a group. She uses a cow to help explain fractions with inviting pictures that match the rhyming text beautifully. Answers to the posed questions appear at the back. The last spread contains many elements to practice the math."
- Loreli. E. Stochaj, School Library Journal, Franklin School, NJ
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