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Explore Shapes and Angles!
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This book is in the shape of a square. Or is it a rectangle? The pages are 2-dimensional. Or are the pages 3-dimensional? Geometry is all around us! In Explore Shapes and Angles! With 25 Great Projects, readers ages 7 to 10 will have fun identifying the shapes and angles in their world. They'll also learn how these shapes and angles are used in different situations and in different jobs, such as construction, engineering, and art. A kid's world is made of shapes and angles--by encouraging readers to become savvy at identifying and using the different shapes, this book serves as the perfect introduction to geometry and a way to build a strong foundation in math skills that will serve them well as they are exposed to increasingly more complicated concepts. Hands-on, design-minded projects, such as designing a tree house, offer opportunities to discover how engineers and designers use shapes and angles to create strong structures. Readers are encouraged to use blocks, bodies, and yoga to mimic geometric shapes and find combinations so strong they'll even hold up heavy weights. Links to online resources, fun facts, cartoon illustrations, and compelling content drive this introduction to basic geometry that will help children begin to establish a spatial relationship with real-world math and make it fun!
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Table of Contents

Timeline Introduction: Geometry through History Shake Hands On It! Chapter 1: Moving, Bending, Stretching Geometry! Hands Down Geometry! In Your Face! Downward Facing Dog Making Shapes With Friends Chapter 2: Angles in the Classroom Polygon Pile-Up 3-D Shapeshifters Stop, Drop, and Fold! Cube Art Poetry Patterns Exploring and Transforming Chapter 3: Measuring Your Home and Yard Dream Treehouse Swingy Bird Feeder Bubbly Prism Geometric Garden Mini Scale Models Chapter 4: Ship-Shapes in the Neighborhood Rub a Dub Dub . . . Wall? Cartographers Are Mapmakers! Shape Detective Pool Planning Volume Scavenger Hunt Chapter 5: A Wide World of Geometry Fractal Finder Finding Fibonacci Tetrahedron Tent Glossary Game Glossary Resources Essential Questions Metric Conversions Index

Promotional Information

*$40,000 marketing and publicity budget (for series) *Exhibiting at national and regional conferences including: *American Library Association (ALA: 60,000 members) *National Science Teacher Association/STEM (NSTA: 60,000 members) *American Association of School Librarians (AASL: 10,000 members) *Public Library Association (PLA: 11,000 members) *Texas Library Association (TLA: 7,000 members) *National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS: 25,000 members) *International Literacy Association (ILA: 60,000 members) *Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE: 40,000 members) *Advertising in the following publications: SLJ display ads (3-4 times for series) *Booklist/Booklinks display ads (3-4 times) *Booklist/Booklinks online ads Follett Library Ingram (Children's Advance 2 times) *Baker & Taylor (Growing Minds) *Publicity and promotion in conjunction with the author's speaking engagements at bookstores, libraries, schools, museums, events, and conferences. Extensive social media outreach via author website, author blog, Twitter, Facebook , Pinterest, Instagram, Goodreads, and LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/in/jeanette-moore)YouTube.

About the Author

Jeanette Moore has been an educator for more than 15 years. She has published several elementary school ELA, history, and mathematics workbooks, has served as a content editor since 2012, and has developed several original mathematics games. Jeanette is a member of National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and International Dyslexia Association. Matt Aucoin holds a master's degree in fine art from the Center for Cartoon Studies and teaches drawing to preschool-age children. Matt has illustrated several books for Nomad Press including; Explore Atoms and Molecules!, Explore Predators and Prey!, and Explore Makerspace!

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Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself: Library Media Connection--"Wondering how to make math fun or how to encourage students to see math as an interesting subject? This book shows readers how math concepts can be learned using readily available items. Sections cover number patterns, lines, curves, and shapes. Introducing the concepts through hands-on activities conveys how mathematics is not as scary as many think. Chapters provide directions for the activities, along with other facts, and 'words 2 know.' Students will appreciate the fun, creative activities. Younger readers may have difficulty with some of the vocabulary. Younger readers may have difficulty with some of the vocabulary. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Editor's Note: An additional activity and facts are available at the publisher's website. Recommended." Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself Library Media Connection: "Wondering how to make math fun or how to encourage students to see math as an interesting subject? This book shows readers how math concepts can be learned using readily available items. Sections cover number patterns, lines, curves, and shapes. Introducing the concepts through hands-on activities conveys how mathematics is not as scary as many think. Students will appreciate the fun, creative activities. Younger readers may have difficulty with some of the vocabulary. Younger readers may have difficulty with some of the vocabulary. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Editor's Note: An additional activity and facts are available at the publisher's website. Recommended."

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