This is an activity based on the picture book Equal Shmequal. Equal Shmequal has ratings and 28 reviews. Donna said: The animals of the forest want to play tug-of-war, but have to get their teams equal to make i. EQUAL SHMEQUAL by. Virginia Kroll. After watching two children at the playground, Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war but they can’t figure out how.

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Great way to portray the concept of equal throught animals in a game of tug and war. Apr 21, Sally rated it liked it Shelves: Why are they equal? Students are often tested on weight with the balance as a picutre. Mar 13, Kelli Dana added it Shelves: Best for kids ages 8 and up Early Literacy Skills: AO elaboration and other teaching resources Achievement Objective: It also touches on halves and math terminology.

Students will be able to explain their understanding of fair and equal. Mouse and her friends decide to play tug-of-war after watching kids at recess. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. She travels throughout the country speaking to children about hsmequal multicultural books. Thanks for telling us about the problem. See 1 question about Equal Shmequal…. Jan 25, Donna Mork rated it really liked it.


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Wonderful illustrations capture Mouse and her animal friends from whiskers to tails. Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war but they can’t figure out how to make teams that are equal.

Selected pages Page 2. Sep 27, Emma rated it it was amazing Shelves: Other books in the series.

In order to have fun at a game of tug-of-war, forest animals balance the teams by using a see-saw. Nothing works until Mouse starts thinking mathematically. Charlesbridge Math Adventures 1 – 10 of 18 books.

Equal Shmequal

Finally, they line up on the teeter-totter, shifting sides until the board balances. Create some different sides to your equations and record them in the modeling book.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s What does it mean to be equal? Oct 11, Alesha Harris rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 01, Dawn rated it really liked it. Neither side is victorious until Bear is distracted by the buzz of bees.

The equals sign is used to represent the equivalent relationship between the two sides of the equation. Good practice, and great book tie in.


Not many students will take this on their own, but a class learning about scales or size this works as an intro.

Jun 15, Leah rated it really liked it Shelves: Share to Google Classroom. To ask other readers questions about Equal Shmequalplease sign up. Readers will enjoy reading about how the animals determine what is equal, and after the story is over they can Equal number is not always the same as equal weight or equal effort, or fairness.

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Since then I have also used this book to help make math connection for some of my younger students. I love using this book to teach about balance. Mathematics — Juvenile fiction. The bear adds a touch of humor. Paperback32 pages.

Use the resource finder. Communicate and explain counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies, using words, numbers, and pictures. Of course, the larger ones win.