Are you ready to eat, drink, and be merry? Mardi Gras is a huge party celebrated all over the world. Let the good times roll on a trip to New Orleans and along the way, roll out your subtraction strategies as you learn about this fabulous festival! This math reader builds literacy skills and math content knowledge, combining problem solving and real-world connections to help students explore math in a meaningful way. The Let's Explore Math sidebars feature clear charts and diagrams that make learning the concepts easy and fun. The Problem Solving activity enhances the learning experience and promotes mathematical reasoning, and the Math Talk section provides critical thinking questions to help facilitate rich discussions while developing students' speaking and listening skills. Text features include content-area vocabulary, dynamic images, a table of contents, a glossary, an index, and an answer key. Aligned to state and national standards, this fiction title will engage students in reading and learning.