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by David A. Adler
Edward Miller, Illustrator

Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 10 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823436422 | 07-30-2016

Also available as an ebook.

Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10

Themes: Measurement, Science & Nature, Shapes
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ

CCSS Codes:
SL.4.1, 1a, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.4.2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2c, 2e, 8, 9, 9b, 10
CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.1, A.3
CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1, A.2
CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.7, D.8
CCSS.Math.Content.4.MD.C.5, C.5

About the Book

A thorough yet amusing introduction to the geometry of circles with activities by a tried-and-true team.

Wheels, clocks and coins. Balls and buttons. Circles are everywhere, and one of the basic geometric shapes. In a book bursting with color and cheer, students can learn the fundamental properties of circles. Terms such as sector, chord and arc are clearly defined. Hands-on activities demonstrate how to find the radius, diameter and area of a circle. With this handy and lively guide kids can avoid spinning their wheels and get on the road to becoming geometry pros.


"Another solid shape book that will grow with young geometry learners; don't let the picture-book format fool you—high schoolers could use some of this math."—Kirkus Reviews

Classroom Discussion Questions with CCSS:

1. What three-dimensional shapes are discussed in the book? For each 3-D shape, find objects in school, outside or in your home that have the same characteristics. How are each of the objects useful? RI.3-4.1

2. What is a circle? Find characteristics of circles in the book. RI.3-4.1, 2, 7/SL.3-4.1

3. How do you measure a circle? Find circles around you. Measure the radius, diameter, area and circumference of each. How are the measurements related? RI.3-4.3, 7

4. Write a how-to paragraph explaining how to create a perfect circle. Use as many new words from the book as you can. RI.3-4.4/W.3-4.2, 9