Scientists have learned a lot in the last 400 years since bacteria was discovered. Today, bacteria's impact goes beyond medicine and science. Engineers want to use bacteria to solve problems. Designers want to use it, too. There are plans for a bacteria energy farm. A biologist is designing new concrete that is mixed with bacteria so that sidewalks can heal themselves. And a design firm in New York has an idea for growing chairs from bacteria. The possible uses of bacteria are endless--and fascinating! By integrating math and literacy skills, this math reader makes learning how to multiply mixed numbers fun and easy as students are engaged in reading about bacteria.
With detailed images, clear diagrams, easy-to-read text, and real-world examples of problem solving, this informational text will teach students to apply math to their everyday lives. Additional text features include a table of contents, glossary, index, and captions to build critical literacy skills and academic vocabulary. The challenging Problem Solving section and Let's Explore Math sidebars provide numerous opportunities for students to practice their developing math skills. Aligned to Common Core State Standards, TESOL/WIDA, and other standards, this exciting title will engage grade 5 students in learning.