Cover image for The sundae scoop
Title:
The sundae scoop
Author:
Murphy, Stuart J., 1942-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
33 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 27 cm.
Summary:
At the picnic on the last day of school, James, his friends, and the cafeteria lady make a variety of ice cream sundaes, using mathematics to figure out how many different kinds they can create.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Ages 6 up
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.6 0.5 67022.
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ISBN:
9780060289249

9780064462501

9780060289256
Format :
Book

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Lauren, James, and Emily are helping Winnie the cafeteria lady serve up ice-cream sundaes at the school picnic. (Winnie's cat Marshmallow is helping, too.) With 2 flavors of ice cream, 2 different sauces, and 2 kinds of toppings, they can make everybody's favorite sundae. That is, until Lauren spills the sprinkles, and Marshmallow licks up the caramel!

How many different combinations can you make from a certain number of items? This important math skill is easy to understand in a story kids will absolutely eat up.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3. The latest addition to the Math Start series presents the concept of combinations in a story about a group of children who host an ice-cream booth at their school picnic. With two flavors of ice cream, two sauces, and two choices of toppings, the children are surprised that eight different sundaes are available. But when Lauren spills the sprinkles, only four sundae possibilities remain. Then James spills the caramel sauce, and only two sundae choices are left. Murphy easily folds the math concepts into a lively story that will capture young readers, and Jabar reinforces the lesson with colorful, whimsical drawings of delectable ice-cream scoops. The book closes with follow-up activities that will be useful for parents and teachers who want to encourage children to create similar stories using this concept. --Helen Rosenberg


School Library Journal Review

Kids will eat up this lesson on the concept of combinations, as they figure out how many types of ice-cream sundaes can be made from a changing group of ingredients. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.