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Book Review

Review by Jim Rahn

Betcha by Stuart J. Murphy

Illustrated by S. D. Schindler

Published by HarperCollins Publishers, Incorporated, August  1997

bulletA wonderful children's book for teaching estimating skills.
bulletTwo boys, wanting to win a pair of All Star Game tickets, go through several estimating activities on the way to the store to enter their guess for the number of jelly beans in a jar.  The one boy is so impressed by the other boy's ability to estimate that he makes a slight adjustment in the friend's estimate and ends up winning the two tickets.  
bulletThe author gives several activities with estimation at the back of the book which could be used with children.
bulletGood for students looking for ways to use their multiplication skills--grade 4-6.
bulletAvailable from Barnes and Noble