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Fractions in Disguise: A Math Adventure    by Edward Einhorn & David Clark order for
Fractions in Disguise
by Edward Einhorn
Order:  USA  Can
Charlesbridge, 2014 (2014)
* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

This clever introduction to simplifying fractions lets George Cornelius Factor (GCF for short) do the teaching. George loves fractions so much, he collects them.

GCF 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.

What 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.

With 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.

Granted 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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