Game Time! - MathStart 3 - Time

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Last year, the Falcons were the soccer league champs. Can the Huskies beat them this year? The big game is only seven days away—just one week. Then it's only one day away—24 hours. Then it's only an hour away—60 minutes. At first the Falcons come on strong, scoring during the first 15-minute quarter. Will the Huskies catch up by the half, 30 minutes into the game? It's a nail-biter, right down to the last second!

The relationships between the various units of time—seconds, minutes, hours, days, and weeks—and how clocks and calendars represent these units are important concepts for children to understand.

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Author:

Stuart J. Murphy

Illustrator:

Cynthia Jabar

Publisher:

HarperCollins

Recommended Ages:

6 - 10 years

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Girls Love STEAM Review:

Additional Reader & Professional Reviews:

Gr 2-3-In one week, two girls' soccer teams will test their skills during the championship game. Told from the Huskies's point of view, the story builds tension as the big day approaches. During the game, the Falcons appear to be winning but, with nine seconds to go, the Huskies score. Designed to teach time measurement, the book introduces weeks and hours. The match lends itself to an explanation of quarter hours, which coincide with the periods of play. The scoreboard, shown on almost every page, has a countdown while an analog clock on the refreshment stand gives the time of day. The action is fast paced, and the soft-colored, pencil-and-watercolor cartoons pack plenty of action. The book concludes with an excellent list of time-study activities. Pair this with Teddy Slater's Just a Minute (Scholastic, 1996) to establish the feeling of time's passage.
-- Lynda Ritterman, Atco Elementary School, NJ - School Library Journal

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