This is an activity based on the picture book Equal Shmequal. Equal Shmequal has ratings and 28 reviews. Donna said: The animals of the forest want to play tug-of-war, but have to get their teams equal to make i. EQUAL SHMEQUAL by. Virginia Kroll. After watching two children at the playground, Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war but they can’t figure out how.

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Equal Shmequal

Readers will enjoy reading about how the animals determine what is equal, and after the story is over they can This is great when introducing math to students and understanding what it means to be equal with a cute story of all different size animals trying to play tug of war. First, though, they have to decide how to make both sides equal. Sep 01, Chris Hays rated it liked it Shelves: By using this widget you agree to the Terms of Use.

Communicate and explain counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies, using words, numbers, and pictures. Why are they equal? Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book 1 reviews. Also good to incorporate in discussion on animals.


She travels throughout the country speaking to children about writing multicultural books. In order to have fun at a game of tug-of-war, forest animals balance the teams by using a see-saw. I’ve learned that making literature connections in other content areas is beneficial in helping students make connections.

Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war but they can’t figure out how to make teams that are equal. Refresh and try again. Record this in different ways: Hardcover32 pages. Aug 03, Rachel Motte rated it really liked it.

Trivia About Equal Shmequak. Tug of Wars and See-Saws This activity is based on the picture book: This is a wonderful book to introduce the concept of equal part as a starter for faction. She started writing when she had her fourth child. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Book 1 33 reviews.

Other books in the series. Aug 30, Julie Ricenbaw rated it really liked it. Finally, they line up on the teeter-totter, shifting sides until the board balances. After multiple attempts are made, they finally arrive at a solution that makes both sides equal with the same number of animals. Dec 01, Dawn rated it really liked it. Try to get a couple of pairings that are very close to create some equal statements.

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Equal Shmequal (Math Adventures) Book Review and Ratings by Kids – Virginia Kroll

Then they try three animals on each side. Jul 01, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shmequak Will it be fair, will they be equal?


Te Kete Ipurangi Navigation: Since then I have also used this book to help make math connection snmequal some of my younger students. No eBook available Charlesbridge Publishing Amazon. Equal Shmequal Virginia L.

I enjoyed the pictures. I was observing a classroom one day and the teacher was using this book to supplement the section on division in math for her elementary students. Before that, she taught elementary school in Buffalo, NY.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. With delightful illustrations, Virginia Kroll teaches her readers about the various meanings of “equal. Jan 18, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: They children will learn math while enjoying the battle of tug-of-war with the forest animals.

Emphasise the position and meaning of the equals sign and one side is balanced with the other side. OK story, sweet illustrations. The story ended with Bear’s “Time for a honey break.