Safari Park is another fun math book from Stuart J. Murphy. Safari Park is a new theme park, and Grandpa promised to take all his grandchildren on the day it opens. When the big day comes, he divides 100 tickets among the 5 kids. By the time they get there, Paul has lost his tickets! Grandpa says the other 4 will have to take Paul on a ride.
To make sure their tickets will last, lots of math must be worked out. Each grandchild comes up with a plan for the rides and games they want. Each time they have to solve for an unknown (algebraic thinking). This book is full of math and lends itself to a number of activities for your students to do.
I'm working on a product to go with this book; I want to use it in April during test week. I always try to have some new, fun activities for our afternoons after spending the morning on the state test. I think they will love this story :)