__The Hershey’s Fractions Book__by Jerry Pallotta**Target Skill(s):**Introduction to Fractions

**Book Synopsis:**The candy-filled pages use the Hershey’s candy bar to model fractional amounts. Each page highlights a different fraction and provides some additional information about Hershey’s candy, reinforces important fraction terms, and introduces fraction addition, subtraction, and division.

**Math Involved:**This book introduces fractions and is a springboard for other fraction skills.

**Questions to Ponder:**

1. What is a fraction?

2. What is a numerator?

3. What is a denominator?

4. What are equivalent fractions?

5. How do you simplify a fraction to its lowest terms?

6. What is an improper fraction?

7. What do we call a whole number paired with a fraction?

**Activity Ideas:**

a. Use the book to introduce the idea of using a same-size whole and equal parts when comparing or computing with fractions.

b. Introduce equivalent fractions. Students will notice that one-third is equal to two-sixths, and four-twelfths.

c. Review important vocabulary. The book uses a variety of terms when discussing the fractional parts that can be illustrated by a Hershey’s candy bar.

o d. Model fraction addition and subtraction. When combined with the equivalent fractions activity above, the book makes a great springboard for developing fraction addition and subtraction skills.

**Book Link on Amazon:**http://bit.ly/HersheysFractionsBook

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