Compares subtraction and division for understanding in a story/coloring book format. Uses two characters to depict the operations: Scrap who “just” separates when the resulting pieces do not have to be the same size and Nic who separates “neatly” when they do. Integrates reading and math.
Designed to be interactive: read by the teacher as students mime the actions of Scrap and Nic and solve the problems in the book with counters. Includes a special section on using the Seven Intelligences based on research by Howard Gardner. Also includes an across-the-curriculum section on learning all about meteorites and meteors, contemplating life on other planets, and planning balanced meals. Instructions, answers, and permission to duplicate.
Grades 1-6 (depending on the problems students are asked to solve), 83 pages.