The Sundae Scoop
Stuart J. Murphy, Cynthia Jabar
(HarperCollins, Dec. 24, 2002)
Lauren, James, and Emily are helping Winnie the cafeteria lady serve up ice-cream sundaes at the school picnic. (Winnie's cat Marshmallow is helping, too.) With 2 flavors of ice cream, 2 different sauces, and 2 kinds of toppings, they can make everybody's favorite sundae. That is, until Lauren spills the sprinkles, and Marshmallow licks up the caramel! How many different combinations can you make from a certain number of items? This important math skill is easy to understand in a story kids will absolutely eat up.