Different Types Of Polygons By Nancy Tobin Capture The Reader 's Eye With Her Colorful And Aesthetically Appealing Pictures
975 WordsAug 14, 20164 Pages
This book introduces different types of polygons through objects we find around us everyday. Shape Up! uses cheese slices, pretzel sticks, a slice of bread, a pencil, and more to introduce various polygons, flat shapes with varying numbers of straight sides. Children can learn simple geometry with this playful but informative math concept book that takes the fear out of math and puts the fun back in. There 's a wisecracking cartoon kid who accompanies readers throughout and makes silliness and math seem to go together like pretzels and salt. It 's a tremendous learning package that will be as pleasing to math teachers as it is to the kids who will probably discover this book on their own. The illustrations by Nancy Tobin capture the reader’s eye with her colorful and aesthetically appealing pictures.
I believe this book will be very affective because it gets children involved with geometry first hand and lets them find shapes, not just in food, but where ever they go. Using healthy foods to learn geometry will also develop an interest in trying new things as well. Learning shapes through an interactive activity will help them develop a relationship with finding shapes and problem solving without even realizing it! Developing a fun activity with a lesson engages students and captures their full attention.
1st Day- Read the book aloud and distinguishes the shapes that were discussed in the book.
2nd Day- Students will pair up and develop a scavenger hunt list of the shapes