What is the difference between an alligator and a crocodile? How many teeth does an adult alligator have? How long do they live, and how big can they get? Students will sink their teeth into reading all about one of their favorite reptiles. This high-interest math reader integrates math and literacy skills, combining informational text, problem-solving, and real-world connections to help students explore mathematics in a meaningful way. Fourth grade students will practice multiplication while learning new concepts and vocabulary terms like habitat, predator, carnivore, antibodies, and endangered species. The captivating images, practice problems, and mathematical charts and diagrams help develop students math and reading skills. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section facilitates mathematical discourse and higher-order thinking skills with questions that students can respond to at school or home. This full-color book includes text features such as a glossary, index, captions, answer key, and a table of contents to increase understanding and build academic vocabulary. The Problem Solving section and Let's Explore Math sidebars provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. Learning multiplication is fun and easy with this grade 4 math reader!