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Spectacular Sports: Playing Like a Girl: Problem Solving

ISBN: 9781425855529

Today's female athletes are taking sports to new heights. Carli Lloyd, Michelle Kwan, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Diana Taurasi, Billie Jean King, Serena Williams, and Venus Williams have turned the old saying "to play like a girl" on its head. This full-color math reader introduces students to these amazing female athletes while giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their own perseverance while problem solving.

With real-world scenarios from soccer, tennis, figure skating, and track, this informational text provides rich tasks and practice problems that allow students to explore mathematics in a meaningful, relevant way.

  • The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and activities that students can respond to at home or school.
  • Let's Explore Math sidebars and the extensive Problem Solving section provides ample opportunities for students to practice what they have learned.
  • Text features such as a glossary, index, captions, and a table of contents increase understanding and build academic vocabulary.

Score an understanding of word problems with this engaging text!

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