Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Math Picture Books to Love: If You Hopped Like a Frog

If You Hopped Like a Frog by David Schwartz

  • Target Skill(s): Ratios and Proportions
  • Book Synopsis: This book has a series of statements relating the abilities of an animal to that of a human if we had the same ability (proportionally). For example: 
    • "If you hopped like a frog, you could jump from home plate to first base in one mighty leap!"
    • "If you ate like a shrew, you could devour over 700 hamburgers in a day!"
  • Math Involved: The author uses proportional reasoning to relate animal abilities to what humans could do with the same abilities. 
  • Questions to Ponder:
    • How do you think the author created these statements? Prove how they are possible.
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