Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story   -     By: Marilyn Burns
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Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story

Scholastic Trade / 2008 / Paperback

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Mrs. Comfort has everything arranged for the party. 32 people are coming, and she has eight tables with four chairs at each table. However, the day of the party, people want to keep sitting together, and pushing tables together! Mrs. Comfort tries to warn Mr. Comfort that it won't work, but instead they keep trying different combinations (and eating more garlic bread) as more and more people show up. Can you figure out why Mrs. Comfort's plan was the best?

Spaghetti and Meatballs for All presents the concepts of surface area and perimeter in a fun story that makes these concepts real, and most importantly, useful! Designed to stimulate children's imaginations, the story and the fun of figuring out the math will delight children. Grades 2-4. 40 pages, softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Vendor: Scholastic Trade
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8 X 10 (inches)
ISBN: 0545044456
ISBN-13: 9780545044455
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Ages: 4-8

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Publisher's Description

Kids will exercise their early math skills with this bestselling picture book--now available in Scholastic Bookshelf!

Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a family reunion! Mr. Comfort starts cooking up his famous spaghetti and meatballs, while Mrs. Comfort carefully arranges eight tables and thirty-two chairs so that everyone will have a seat. The tables look lovely, the food is ready, and here come the guests--with their own seating plans!
This delightful Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Book uses wit and humor to draw children into thinking about area and perimeter.

Author Bio

Author and math teacher Marilyn Burns is noted for her many books that instill an interest and enthusiasm for mathematics into her school-age readers. Her books use traditional and original literature to address mathematical concepts. In addition to her instructive children’s books Marilyn is the author of many books for teachers. She has also written books for children about food, time, and Hanukkah. She says that her writing career began as a “fluke” when a friend asked her to write a book about math. This was the jumping off point for her literary career, during which she has written about a dozen books for children and the same number for teachers. She currently gives lectures and lessons in schools. Burns was born in 1941 and resides in Sausalito, CA.

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