The Greedy Triangle

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Scholastic Inc., 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 40 pages
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In this lively introduction to shapes and polygons, a bored triangle is turned into a quadrilateral after a visit to the shapeshifter. Delighted with his new career opportunities--as a TV screen and a picture frame--he decides the more angles the better, until an accident teaches him a lesson. Includes special teaching section. Full color.

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The pictures are very colorful and inviting. - Goodreads
Very entertaining story with great illustrations! - Goodreads
The pictures themselves are very colorful and vibrant. - Goodreads
Mediocre illustrations but sends a good math message. - Goodreads
Very colorful pictures! - Goodreads
Solid story, fun illustrations, a worthwhile read. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lizzy - Goodreads

Triangle is unhappy so he goes to a shapeshifter to get more angles. He turns into a quadrilateral, a pentagon, and so forth. He keeps wanting more and more angles until he is transformed. He realizes ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laurie Gaynor - Goodreads

Great book on many levels. Math and social skills emphasis make this book good for 1st-6th. Read full review

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Author and math teacher Marilyn Burns is noted for her many books that instill an interest and enthusiasm for mathematics into her school-age readers. Her books use traditional and original literature to address mathematical concepts. In addition to her instructive children's books Marilyn is the author of many books for teachers. She has also written books for children about food, time, and Hanukkah. She says that her writing career began as a ?fluke” when a friend asked her to write a book about math. This was the jumping off point for her literary career, during which she has written about a dozen books for children and the same number for teachers. She currently gives lectures and lessons in schools. Burns was born in 1941 and resides in Sausalito, CA.

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