In this maths lesson story, the prince will only eat sandwiches cut in two even halves, but he wants a different shape every day. What is the king and queen to do? Worried over his refusal to eat they organise a competition for a new sandwich designer who can solve the problem. How many different ways can you cut a sandwich in two even halves, and do the halves need to look the same? A fun fairytale with a happy ending when the new sandwich designer is appointed to solve the problem. This book is also a fun maths lesson about fractions, with an exercise included at the end of the book for children to try out the problem themselves.
This book is a fun maths lesson for early grades as well as being very entertaining.
The book is another great maths lesson story brought to us by Marsha Landau and her grand daughter SD Monahan.
Excerpt from A Fractionated Fairytale – A maths lesson story
Once upon a time a young girl named Katharine lived in a snug cottage not far from the castle, where her mother stitched the royal quilts. Katharine’s mother brought home scraps of fabric for Katharine, who made beautiful
miniature quilts. Quilt-making was easy and fun for Katharine but she longed for something more challenging to put her mind to. If only I could get an education, Katharine thought, I’d be able to find my true calling
Every night, Katharine’s mother reported on life at the castle. The favorite topic was the unseemly behavior of Prince Henry, just the same age as Katharine and the only child of the King and Queen. Katharine loved listening to stories about Henry. Most of the royal staff described Henry as “bossy” and “demanding” and “downright unpleasant.”
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See their other two books involving a math lesson story here at FKB check out the following links:
How Many? – Counting and simple addition-In this book we meet beautifully illustrated creatures and count how many to answer simple addition problems. Author: Sudeshna Shome Ghosh, Illustrator: Sayan Mukherjee. Another great book from Pratham and Storyweaver. See many more books like this in our Maths Category. Sample Page from How Many Spread the love
What Is Christmas?-What is Christmas all about? Is it the presents, and the candy, and the snow – do you even have snow? Or is it about sharing, giving, loving, and growth? Is it about toys or is it about family and fun? This short photo book is designed for young children and children learning to read, ...
The Best Christmas Gift-The Best Christmas Gift brings us another wonderful adventure from Bubu, the small fox with a big heart. This time, it’s Christmas, and Bubu helps Santa with an important task. A very sweet and beautifully illustrated children’s story, with a nice moral to help children learn about values and rules. Many other Languages available at ...
Fossils: Tales of Long Ago-Fossils can answer many questions about our past, find out more about these fascinating historical imprints, and a few details about their history in India. Another great creative commons story by Pratham and Storyweaver. Author: Anupama Chandrasekaran Illustrator: Rai Sample Page from Fossils: Tales of Long Ago Spread the love
Doggie’s Last Day-A dog’s last day before his owners move home away from the area. Doggie spends his last day saying farewell to his friends and having a final look around the place he’s lived all his life, only to end up with a terrible surprise, and some exciting twists, but will it have a happy ending? ...
Simple & Smart: Kids’ Education Tips for Parents and Teachers-The role of a parent or teacher in a child’s life is pivotal. It is crucial to strike the right balance between discipline and freedom, between academics and extracurricular activities, between conventional teaching methods and innovative learning strategies. This article aims to provide assignment help to parents and teachers, offering practical tips on creating engaging ...
How Christmas Began-How did Christmas start? Perhaps a group of Elfs and fairies got together to share the spirit of giving and make magic happen? Find out in this cute illustrated free children’s book. Another great book from T Ferries. Read Along with the video, here: Spread the love
World Children’s Day – Words of Wisdom-Children of the world united virtually for World Children’s Day and each submitted a quote, the best ones they made into a book…. note: this is a fictional book Enjoy some words of wisdom and think about how important positive values are. Read along with the video of World Children’s Day ...
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