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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Apr 17, Fariba Aadelvand rated it really liked it Shelves: Kroll has written numerous children’s books since her career started in the mid’s.

Why are they equal? Kat, Incorrigible 3 reviews. The book is predictable in a number of ways but the story still has enough plot to keep younger children reading or listening.

I live in the United States. This is a great book to read to students so they can gain a better understanding of equality. The story ended with Bear’s “Time for a honey break. Jan 25, Donna Mork rated it really liked it.

Recent Kids Book Reviews. If not, you should register with the link below. Students will be able to record the results of tug of war contests and see-saw balancing in diagrams and symbolic forms. Jan 18, Heather rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the pictures.

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They try dividing up by meat-eaters and plant-eaters; then they try those that have fur versus those without. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s No eBook available Charlesbridge Publishing Amazon.


With both teams equal, the effort to win the tug-of-war is also equal. This book is another way to teach about diving into equal parts. Knight rated it liked it Nov 14, Mouse and her friends decide to play tug-of-war after watching kids at recess.

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Through a game of tug-of-war Mouse and her friends have to decide how to make both sides equal with the same number of animals. I was spelling “Shmequal” as “Schmequal”, so I couldn’t find the book on Goodreads for a while.

Jul 01, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mar 04, Mel Raschke added it. Also good to incorporate in discussion on animals.

Will it be fair, will they be equal? Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Mar 03, Angela rated it really liked it Shelves: How can we make it balance, how can we make it equal? This is a wonderful book to introduce the concept of equal part as a starter for faction.

Want to Read saving…. The bear adds a touch of humor. Good practice, and great book tie in. This is great when introducing math to students and understanding what it means to be equal with a cute story of all different size animals trying to play tug of war.

Her first book was published in Apr 29, Christine Turner rated it it was amazing Shelves: Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war but they can’t figure out how to make teams that are equal. Books by Virginia L. Eqaul was observing a classroom one day and the teacher was using this book to supplement the section on division in shmeqyal for her elementary students. Children will learn what it takes to make something equal to each other.

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Equal Shmequal

Nothing works until Mouse starts thinking mathematically. Then they try three animals on each side. If you already have an Education Sector user ID and password, you are ready to log in. Since then I have also used this book to help make math connection for some of my younger students. Is that true if they are in a tug of war? What does it mean to be equal? Hattie Lambrou rated it did not like it Feb 28, This is the 2nd Charlesbridge Math Adventure book that I have read and loved.

Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war, but they can’t figure out how to make equal teams. Refresh and try again. Communicate and explain counting, grouping, and equal-sharing strategies, using equao, numbers, and pictures.