Geometry Is as Easy as Pie

$17.95

Math is made yummy in this follow-up to the acclaimed Geology Is a Piece of Cake

With scrumptious-looking photos, easy recipes, and a variety of pies to bake or just ogle, this book provides a fun and memorable approach to thinking and learning about circles, polygons, angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, tessellation, symmetry, area, volume, and more. This book will leave the reader with a taste for geometry!

Author: Katie Coppens
Age Range : 9-12
Grades: 3-6
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SKU: N/A Category: Product ID: 16258

Book Details:

  • ISBN: 9781943431526 
  • Genre: Children's Nonfiction/Mathematics
  • Page Count: 40
  • Age Range: 9-12
  • Grades: 3-6
  • Pub Date: 01/03/2020
  • Series Title: A Piece of Cake

Illustrations

Katie Coppens

Katie Coppens lives in Maine with her husband and two children. She is an award-winning middle school language arts and science teacher. She has had a variety of teaching experiences, ranging from a self-contained third-grade classroom to teaching high school English and biology in Tanzania. Katie has multiple publications, including a teacher’s guide for the National Science Teachers Association entitled Creative Writing in Science: Activities That Inspire.

 

 

“Why use pie charts to demonstrate basic principles of geometry when actual pies will do? In her equally scrumptious follow-up to Geology Is a Piece of Cake (2017), Coppens once again keeps the focus on the food—linking introductions to seven fundamental concepts of geometry, including “Symmetry,” “Tessellations,” and “Angles,” by quickly turning each topic pie-ward: “How does rotational symmetry relate to pie?” “How do polygons relate to pie?” “How does Pi (π) relate to pie?” The illustrations offer a similarly enlightening (not to mention mouthwatering) mix of simple diagrams and color photos (most by the author herself) of beautifully decorated pies, sliced or whole as required for demonstrative purposes. Clear, simple line diagrams complement these photos and ably help to integrate the content. A discussion of right, complementary, acute, and obtuse angles (and more) yields explorations of both equitable slicing and relative appetite size. Recipes? Of course…eight in all, ranging from appetizer-sized samosas and a savory quiche to a butterscotch pie and a lattice-topped apple masterpiece (demonstrating parallel and perpendicular lines, natch). All come with detailed instructions, though for all but the final array of miniature berry pies, pre-made dough or crusts are recommended. The author closes with 20 challenging review questions (about geometry, but cast in pie-centric language) and a final photo gallery labeled “Just Desserts” to drool over. A cute angle any way you slice it.”
Kirkus Reviews