Toads and Tessellations: A Math Adventure

Toads and Tessellations: A Math Adventure

by Sharon Morrisette, Philomena O'Neill
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Toads and Tessellations: A Math Adventure by Sharon Morrisette, Philomena O'Neill

Enzo is the son of a great magician, however unlike his father, his spells create chaos instead of order. What really interests Enzo, more than books about magic, are books by and about the lives of famous physicists and astronomers like Galileo Galilei and Johannes Kepler. Enzo dreams not of becoming a magician, but a mathematician instead. When Tessel, the village shoemaker, is called upon to make twelve identical shoes out of only one piece of leather, Aida, the shoemaker’s sister, goes to Enzo’s father for some magic to help her brother. With Enzo’s father out of town at a magic convention, it’s up to Enzo to help Aida and Tessel out of their predicament. A spell snafu leads Enzo and Aida to a method of forming patterns without gaps or overlaps, and they discover that math, not magic, may be the answer to their problem. Sharon Morisette’s accessible text introduces readers to the concept of tessellations, while Philomena O’Neill’s illustrations offer a clear visual to what tiling is—children will enjoy finding the tessellations hidden throughout the images. Back matter includes a glossary and notes about tessellations, Galileo, and Kepler.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781607344612
Publisher: Charlesbridge
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,115,948
Lexile: 580L (what's this?)
File size: 17 MB
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Age Range: 7 - 10 Years

About the Author

Sharon Morrisette has written on subjects from jet engines to semiconductor chips. TOADS AND TESSELLATIONS is her first children’s book. She lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Toads and Tessellations: A Math Adventure 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrific book. It uses a story to teach math without being too obvious about it. What a great idea.