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This book covers shapes, arithmetic, and symmetry through information on South Africa and designs…

This book covers shapes, arithmetic, and symmetry through information on South Africa and designs.

As soon as Tyrannosaurus Math was born he started doing math in his everyday life. Throughout the book he uses arithmetic, skip counting, symmetry, graphing data, shapes, measurement, and estimation as he notices the world around him…

As soon as Tyrannosaurus Math was born he started doing math in his everyday life. Throughout the book he uses arithmetic, skip counting, symmetry, graphing data, shapes, measurement, and estimation as he notices the world around him, and even finds a way to help his sister after an earthquake using math.

Radius accidentally turns his father into a dragon trying to cure him of a simple stomachache. He finds the antidote, but there’s a riddle to solve to get the right dosage: “Measure the middle and circle around, divide so a number can be found. Every circle, great and small—the number is the same for all. It’s also the dose, so be clever, or a dragon he will stay forever.” Radius explores wheels, pies…

Radius accidentally turns his father into a dragon trying to cure him of a simple stomachache. He finds the antidote, but there’s a riddle to solve to get the right dosage: “Measure the middle and circle around, divide so a number can be found. Every circle, great and small—the number is the same for all. It’s also the dose, so be clever, or a dragon he will stay forever.” Radius explores wheels, pies, bowls, and a cheese wedge to figure out the meaning of the riddle and save his father.

Two elderly sisters live in a long bed at opposite sides, much like the grandparents in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They have a boring white bedspread, so they decide to embroider it with memories of the house they grew up in, each stitching on her own side of the bedspread. They try to embroider the same things, but are later surprised when they see the differences in each side…

Two elderly sisters live in a long bed at opposite sides, much like the grandparents in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. They have a boring white bedspread, so they decide to embroider it with memories of the house they grew up in, each stitching on her own side of the bedspread. They try to embroider the same things, but are later surprised when they see the differences in each side. As you read the book together, talk about the similarities and differences you see between the two sides. After reading, you can decide what the two of you will draw (ex: a house, a playground). Put a folder or upright book between the two of you so you can’t see what each other are drawing. You can talk to each other, but you cannot look at each other’s work. When you are done, see what similarities and differences there are between your two pictures.

Pythagoras is (fictionally) depicted as a young curious boy in this book. While traveling with his father, he meets a builder who introduces him to the right angle. He starts exploring the nature of the right angle along with its uses for building, solving several problems along the way using the Pythagorean Theorem…

Pythagoras is (fictionally) depicted as a young curious boy in this book. While traveling with his father, he meets a builder who introduces him to the right angle. He starts exploring the nature of the right angle along with its uses for building, solving several problems along the way using the Pythagorean Theorem. This book offers an interesting, but very clear explanation of the theorem. Children could be challenged to come up with other situations in which using the theorem could solve a problem.

Radius is ready to go on a quest, so he is tasked with finding King Lell who disappeared. He must use angles to get through the castle and find the king. The book covers right angles, straight angles, acute angles, obtuse angles, and using a protractor…

Radius is ready to go on a quest, so he is tasked with finding King Lell who disappeared. He must use angles to get through the castle and find the king. The book covers right angles, straight angles, acute angles, obtuse angles, and using a protractor.

King Arthur is assisted by his knight, Sir Cumference (who is offered ideas by his wife and son, Lady Di of Ameter and Radius), to find the perfect shape for his meeting table. Square, rectangle, parallelogram, octagon, oval, and circle are all addressed. Until Sir Cumference tries an octagon, his first three shapes all have the same area and are just cut into different shapes…

King Arthur is assisted by his knight, Sir Cumference (who is offered ideas by his wife and son, Lady Di of Ameter and Radius), to find the perfect shape for his meeting table. Square, rectangle, parallelogram, octagon, oval, and circle are all addressed. Until Sir Cumference tries an octagon, his first three shapes all have the same area and are just cut into different shapes. The book makes it very clear how Sir Cumference goes from one shape to the next, changing the table as needed. The book also touches on diameter, radius, and circumference on the last pages.

The Isle of Immeter is guarded by a sea serpent. In Countess Areana’s old game, Inners and Edges, Per finds a clue: “The secret of Immeter is the name of the game. Open where inside and edges are the same.” Radius and Per head to the island the next day…

The Isle of Immeter is guarded by a sea serpent. In Countess Areana’s old game, Inners and Edges, Per finds a clue: “The secret of Immeter is the name of the game. Open where inside and edges are the same.” Radius and Per head to the island the next day; they find the correct doorway and inside the castle they find more clues to unlock the secret of the castle using strategies for finding area and perimeter.

Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a big dinner, including all of their family and their neighbors for a total of 32 guests. To seat all of the guests, they have eight square tables and 32 chairs, arranged by Mrs. Comfort. But as the guests arrive, some of them want to sit together and so they set about rearranging the tables and chairs…

Mr. and Mrs. Comfort are having a big dinner, including all of their family and their neighbors for a total of 32 guests. To seat all of the guests, they have eight square tables and 32 chairs, arranged by Mrs. Comfort. But as the guests arrive, some of them want to sit together and so they set about rearranging the tables and chairs. Problems arise with the rearrangements, and the configuration continues to change until it is back to the original set-up. This is a fun story to introduce perimeter to students, as well as explore how area can stay the same (the space covered by the tables), but that perimeter can still change.

Zachary continually gets caught off guard by his measurement assignments, and so he ends up thinking up ideas on the spot to show the class, always transforming everyday objects. When he is told to bring in something interesting to measure, he shows the class a Moebius strip he made. When he is told to measure the perimeter of an object…

Zachary continually gets caught off guard by his measurement assignments, and so he ends up thinking up ideas on the spot to show the class, always transforming everyday objects. When he is told to bring in something interesting to measure, he shows the class a Moebius strip he made. When he is told to measure the perimeter of an object and bring it in, he turns a small piece of paper into a large frame that he can step through. When he is told to measure the area of an object and bring it in, he shows how he makes his flashlight cover the whole page of a book instead of just a few words, changing the area of the light. Each trick is shown in the back, so you and your child can try them as well. Since this book involves “tricks” you can do with area and perimeter, I suggest waiting until your child has a really solid understanding of area and perimeter before reading this book together.

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