Hawaii is a chain of islands known for its sand, surf, sun, and... cowboys? Yes! Cowboys called paniolo are an important part of Hawaiian history and culture. Grab your cowboy hat and lasso as you wrangle algebraic expressions and say aloha to the paniolo of yesterday and today. This high-interest math reader integrates math and literacy skills, combining informational text, problem-solving, and real-world connections to help grade 5 students explore mathematics in a meaningful way.
Nonfiction text features include a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and detailed images to develop academic vocabulary and critical literacy skills. The Problem Solving section and Let's Explore Math sidebars provide ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section provides rich tasks that facilitate mathematical discourse and promote reasoning and higher-order thinking. Aligned to Common Core State Standards, TESOL/WIDA, and other standards, this intriguing title makes learning algebraic expressions fun and easy.