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Contributor(s): Beaton, Kathryn
ISBN: 1633625737     ISBN-13: 9781633625730
Publisher: Cherry Lake Pub
    OUR PRICE: $29.93  
Product Type: Library - Other Formats
Published: August 2015
Annotation: Shows how math skills can help students build solid and responsible financial habits for the future, and includes color photographs, an index, glossary, further reading list and math challenge questions. Simultaneous paper available.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Finance, Personal; Juvenile literature.
Income; Juvenile literature.
Money; Juvenile literature.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Concepts | Money
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Business & Economics
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Mathematics
Dewey: 332.024
LCCN: 2015001404
Lexile Measure: 820
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Real World Math
Book type: Juvenile Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 9.50" H x 7.50" W x 0.25" (0.60 lbs) 32 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 178880
Reading Level: 5.1   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2015 November)

Gr 4–8—Emphasizing financial literacy, this series makes complex ideas highly accessible to tween readers. Whether tackling the basics or teaching students how to make smart choices, each volume illustrates how to handle money wisely, then reinforces this idea with "Real World Math Challenge[s]" that test students' understanding of the topic. Similarly, "Life and Career Skills" and "21st Century Content" sidebars encourage discussion and further consideration and provide solid financial advice. Photos feature a diverse cast of children and young adults, and Giving Back includes real-world examples of positive and uplifting organizations (Locks of Love, VolunteerMatch) and phenomena (2014's ALS ice bucket challenge), which add authenticity. In-text vocabulary that is later included with pronunciation in the glossary appears in bold black font, and while the graphics are not remarkable, they also don't distract from or overwhelm the information. VERDICT Seamlessly integrating real-world math and finance, this set is an excellent addition.

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