Shape Up!: Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons

Shape Up!: Fun With Triangles and Other Polygons

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823416387
Publisher: Holiday House
Publication date: 01/01/1998
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 291,683
Product dimensions: 9.27(w) x 9.51(h) x 0.13(d)
Lexile: 560L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

David A. Adler, a former math teacher, wants children to understand how much fun math can really be. He and illustrator Nancy Tobin have collaborated on two other books introducing math concepts, Fraction Fun and Shape Up! Mr. Adler is also the author of the acclaimed Picture Book Biography series for children, several Judaica titles, and numerous riddle books. He lives with his family in New York.

Nancy Tobin was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and later studied at Kendall College. She is also the illustrator of How Tall, How Short, How Faraway, and Shape Up! She lives in New Jersey.

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Shape Up!: Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
kratzerliz23 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I loved this book. The book helps a student learn about shapes using inexpensive and easy to find items. The activities can easily be used in a classroom by every student. The illustrations are helpful because they show the reader the end results of the activity. I will use this book next year. I can read it while demonstrating the activity and then have the students repeat the steps I had just showed them. Hands on activities are a great way to learn math.
EmilyWilhite on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Review: This book is a good example of non-fiction because it gives true information about geometry. It helps children understand geometry and shapes through using food as examples.Level: Primary, intermediate
ecosborne on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This book shows you how to make shapes using food such as pretzle sticks, cheese, and bread. This would be a great book for a teacher to read and then use in a classroom just learning about shapes.
debrasw on LibraryThing 10 months ago
Genre: InformationalSummary: The book really tells you a lot about polygons. It goes through triangles, quadrilaterals, hexagons and pentagons. It describes how to make them out of food objects and even talks about how they can be similar but some are not necessarily the same. Critique: I thouht it was a good book and very informational. It would be fun to do with a class for sure! as long as there are no dairy allergies!Age: 3rd
Swiggz7 More than 1 year ago
I used this book in a first grade classroom to help the students understand the concept of a polygon. The polygon activity in the book was a fun hands on activity for the students to do in the classroom which allowed them to not only undestand the attributes of different polygons but allowed them to play with food as well. The students enjoyed making the shapes and eating the bread throughout the activity.