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Spectacular Sports: Playing Like a Girl: Problem Solving

ISBN: 9781480759343

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 math reader introduces these amazing female athletes to students while giving them the opportunity to demonstrate their own perseverance while problem solving. By using real-world scenarios from soccer, tennis, figure skating, and track, this informational text provides problem-solving examples that allow students to explore mathematics in a meaningful, relevant way. The Let's Explore Math sidebars and the clear mathematical charts and diagrams provide numerous opportunities for students to practice what they have learned. The DOK-leveled Math Talk section includes questions that facilitate mathematical discourse and higher-order thinking skills with activities that students can respond to at school or home. With intriguing full-color images, the book includes text features such as a glossary, index, captions, and a table of contents to increase understanding. Score an understanding of word problems with this engaging text!

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