The Greedy Triangle

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Scholastic Inc., 1994 - Juvenile Fiction - 36 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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User Review  - Hhaddad1 - LibraryThing

This is a cute book about different shapes. I really like this book because it incorporates mathematics into reading. The story follows a triangle, who uses a shape shifter to turn himself into ... Read full review

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User Review  - RachelBowers - LibraryThing

There are many lessons being taught in this cute story about an unsatisfied triangle. Alongside learning geometrical shapes, children hear the story of a triangle who repeatedly gets bored with his ... 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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