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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Preview — Equal Shmequal by Virginia L. What equual it mean to be equap Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war but they can’t figure out how to make teams that are equal. Nothing works until Mouse starts thinking mathematically. Wonderful illustrations capture Mouse and her animal friends from whiskers to tails.
Paperback32 pages. To shmrqual what your shmrqual thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Equal Shmequalplease sign up. See 1 question about Equal Shmequal…. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 25, Donna Mork rated it really liked it. The animals of the forest want to play tug-of-war, but have to get their teams equal to make it fun. Apr 18, James Vickery rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a book that covers the concept of equal.
The book also shows the concept of equal by relating it to a balance scale. Students are often tested on weight with the balance as a picutre. This book would be great as a tool to learn the concept of a balance scale as well.
Sep 01, Chris Dhmequal rated it liked it Shelves: I love using this book to teach about balance. The pictures and story itself is a little bland, but students love trying to figure out the solution or guess at what will happen. The bear adds a touch of humor. Not many students will take this on their own, but a class learning about scales or size this works as an intro.
Aug 09, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: Fun living math book. Sep 27, Emma rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.
Aug 30, Julie Ricenbaw rated it really liked it.
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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. Since then I have also used this book to help make math connection for some of my younger students.
Through a game of tug-of-war Mouse and her friends have to decide how to make both sides equal with the same number of animals. After multiple attempts are made, they finally arrive at a solution that makes both sides equal with the same number of anima 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.
After multiple attempts are made, they finally arrive at a solution that makes both sides equal with the same number of animals. The book is predictable in a number of ways but the story still has enough plot to keep younger children reading or listening. My favorite part is at the end of the book where there are four definitions of equal from the viewpoints of math, art, the law, and team sports.
I’ve learned that making literature connections in other content areas is beneficial in helping students make connections. Mar 04, Mel Raschke added it. Mouse and her friends decide to play tug-of-war after watching kids shemqual recess.
First, though, they have to decide how to make both sides equal. They try dividing up by meat-eaters and plant-eaters; then they try those that have fur versus those without. Neither of these solutions works. Then shmdqual try three animals on each side.
Of course, the larger ones win. Finally, they line up on the teeter-totter, shifting sides until the board balances. With both teams equal, the effort to win the tug-of-w Mouse and her friends decide to play tug-of-war after watching kids at recess.
With both teams equal, the effort to win the tug-of-war is also equal. Neither side is victorious until Bear is distracted by the buzz of bees.
Mar 12, Sarah Ziskend rated it liked it Shelves: Since the book also introduces other mathematical vocabulary, I believe this book would best be used as an introduction. Mar 03, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: Best for kids ages 8 and up Early Literacy Skills: Print Motivation, Narrative Skills From cover: Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war, but they can’t figure out how to make equal teams.
Nothing works until Mouse takes things into her own shmequak and levels the playing field. Cute illustrations going forces in this math adventure about what it means to be equal. Apr 15, Kasmarine rated it really shemqual it Shelves: This is a wonderful book to introduce ahmequal concept of equal part as a starter for faction.
They children will learn math while enjoying the battle of equak with the forest animals. The story ended with Bear’s “Time for a honey break. Apr 29, Christine Turner rated it it was amazing Shelves: In order to have fun at a game of tug-of-war, forest animals balance the teams by using a see-saw. Includes nonfiction math notes for meanings of equal. Forest animals — Juvenile fiction Equations — Shmequap fiction.
Mathematics — Juvenile fiction. Jan 18, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: Equzl 18, Haim rated it it was amazing Shelves: With delightful illustrations, Virginia Kroll teaches her readers about the various meanings of “equal. Jul 01, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: This math adventure story was very enjoyable. The various ways of fair, equal, balanced I was spelling “Shmequal” as “Schmequal”, so I couldn’t find the book on Goodreads for a while.
Sep 21, Jo Oehrlein rated it liked it Shelves: An investigation into what it means when two things are equal.
The story line involves playing tug-of-war. They talk about equal numbers, equal weights, etc. They use a teeter-totter to figure equal weights. Oct 11, Alesha Harris rated it really liked it Shelves: This is a great book to read to students so they can gain a better understanding of equality.
Also, this book help them learn more about number vs size. Children will learn what it takes to make something equal to each other. Feb 22, Sabrina rated it it was amazing Shelves: I love the illustrations and concept behind this story to teach what equal is. Equal Shmequal would be a nice read aloud for PreK-1st graders. This is the 2nd Charlesbridge Math Adventure book that I have read and loved.
I am eager to read more in this collection! Mar 13, Kelli Dana added it Shelves: Apr 17, Fariba Aadelvand rated it really liked it Shelves: Great way to portray the concept of equal throught animals in a game of tug and war. I enjoyed the pictures. Jun 15, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 01, Dawn rated it really liked it. Great visuals for teaching the concept equality.