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by David A. Adler
Edward Miller, Illustrator
Reinforced | 32 pages | 8 1/2 x 10 | US$ 17.95
ISBN: 9780823436422 |
Also available as an ebook.
Grade: THIRD | Age: 6 to 10
Themes: Measurement, Science & Nature, Shapes
Recommendations: K, PW, SLJ
SL.4.1, 1a, 1c, 1d, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
W.4.2, 2a, 2b, 2c, 2c, 2e, 8, 9, 9b, 10
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.
★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★
"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