Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure
by
Edward Einhorn & David Clark
Order:
USA
Can
Charlesbridge, 2014 (2014)
Softcover
Reviewed by Bob Walch
T
his clever introduction to simplifying fractions lets George Cornelius Factor (GCF for short) do the teaching. George loves fractions so much, he collects them.
G
CF begins this fanciful tale by showing the reader his fraction collection. Then, when he hears that a valuable fraction will be up for auction, George knows he has to bid on it. But before he can
seal the deal
, the fraction goes missing.
W
hat follows is GCF's quest to track down the missing fraction. This means also matching wits with the dastardly D. Brok, who is famous for disguising fractions he has illegally obtained.
W
ith his
Reducer
, an ingenious device he invents to reduce fractions down to their simplest form, GFC attempts to foil Dr. Brok and recover the valuable missing fraction.
G
ranted this picture book is a bit weird but it does accomplish the end result which is to make learning about fractions fun. Oh, did you also figure out GCF also stands for greatest common factor?
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