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The Secret Shortcut

MSRP: $29.95
Price: $23.95
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Order Number: 126.0139
Format : DVD
Theme:With the right tools and some mathematical understanding, it is possible to “find” one’s way out of almost any situation.

In the book, two friends, Wendell and Floyd, discover a secret shortcut – in an effort to arrive at school on time.

In this math-based show LeVar learns about orienteering -- using a map and compass to find designated places in Central Park -- and discovers how architects and the Philadelphia Zoo worked together to create a Primate Reserve.

A CD-ROM and Family Literacy Kit are also available for this episode.

Author: Mark Teague
Publisher: Scholastic
Field Trip Segments
Map Adventures in the Park – In this math-based episode LeVar spends time in New York City’s Central Park, where he takes your students on an orienteering excursion using a map and compass to find special flags placed around the park.
Mapping a Primate Habitat – Your students also travel to the Philadelphia Zoo’s newly reconstructed Primate Reserve, where they see how architects created their own map of the reserve before it was built.
Book Reviews:  Pipsqueaks! Maze School, by Patrick Merrell; Mapping Penny’s World, by Loreen Leedy; How Tall, How Short, How Faraway, by David A. Adler.
Use this episode to further enhance your math curriculum.   Math Concepts: problem solving, size, relationships, spatial reasoning.
Click here for Math Teacher’s Guide

Click here for  Theme Lesson Plan -- "Friends"

Click here for Parent/Family Activity

Rights granted with purchase include: a) life of media audiovisual use and  b) public performance
Ideal for Grades: K - 4
Duration: 30 minutes
Closed Captioned
Series #126
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