Perimeter, Area, and Volume

Perimeter, Area, and Volume

by David A. Adler, Edward Miller
     
 

This book is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for third-grade, fourth-grade, and fifth-grade mathematics in measurement and data: (3.MD. 5-8), (4.MD. 2-3), and (5.MD. 3-5).

Grab your jumbo popcorn and 3-D glasses, because you're invited to the premiere of a 3-D movie! The star-studded cast of monsters will help you calculate the

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Overview

This book is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for third-grade, fourth-grade, and fifth-grade mathematics in measurement and data: (3.MD. 5-8), (4.MD. 2-3), and (5.MD. 3-5).

Grab your jumbo popcorn and 3-D glasses, because you're invited to the premiere of a 3-D movie! The star-studded cast of monsters will help you calculate the perimeter of the set, the area of the movie screen, and the volume of your popcorn box. Learning about dimensions has never been so entertaining.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The team behind numerous math-oriented books, including Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra and Fun with Roman Numerals, turns to length, width, and depth using a cast of digitally rendered monsters that are starring in a 3-D movie, Monsters in the Neighborhood. Word problems prompt readers to find the dimensions of various objects, including the perimeter of two fences, the area of a rectangular movie screen, and the volume of a jumbo and large box of popcorn: “We call the amount a box holds, or the space anything with three dimensions takes up, its volume.” The movie-making elements feel unnecessary—the energetic monsters could easily carry the book on their own—but the math lessons are nonetheless delivered with clarity and enthusiasm. Ages 7–10. (Mar.)
Kirkus Reviews
Adler's workmanlike introduction to the three titular geometric concepts is straightforwardly instructive and without much whimsy, but Miller's lively accompanying artwork adds interest in the form a busy motley group of monsters engaged in cinematic pursuits. Concepts are introduced in brisk succession: First, the various names given to dimensions of three-dimensional objects are introduced; then circumference (and its attendant dependence on pi) quickly follows perimeter; area and volume come speeding along. Direct address is partly successful--readers are invited to help measure the perimeter of the monsters' yard and to figure out the area of a movie screen, for instance. But then there's this kind of confounding text: "Look at the posters outside the movie theater…. Do the monsters in the posters look real?" Well, no--but the fact that they don't isn't just because the posters show pictures of the characters in the story. It's because they are monsters, after all, and readers are seeing them in a two-dimensional picture-book illustration. The quick verbal and visual treatment of these concepts can appeal to math-oriented minds among preschool or primary-grade learners, but this effort misses the opportunity for an engagingly creative lure for the less math-minded. As an introduction to geometry it lacks important depth, simplicity and clarity in its visual approach. (Informational picture book. 6-10)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823427635
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
02/01/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
284,835
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.06(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

David A. Adler is the celebrated author whose work has received the Sydney Taylor Book Award and Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Honor, Golden Kite Award Honor, and Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book citiations. He lives in the New York City metropolitan area.

Edward Miller III has written, illustrated, and designed many books for children including "The Monster Health Book: A Guide to Eating Healthy, Being Active & Feeling Great for Monsters & Kids!", which he also wrote. He is the illustrator of many popular math books, including Mystery Math; Fractions, Decimals, and Percents; and Fun with Roman Numerals. He lives in New York City. Visit him on the web at www.edmiller.com.

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