Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Ostriches, Leopards, and Polygons, Oh my!

"Where Has Polly Gone?" is a children's book written by Lisa Service and illustrated by Najdan Mancic. 
In this book, the author brings the much needed creative combination of math concepts, in this case polygons, and literature into your classrooms and homes.  This is a simple but wonderfully written book to spark an interest in and create excitement around polygons.  I could most certainly see this book being used within the classroom as an introduction to a math lesson.  This is an enjoyable story that can create engagement around this geometric concept and serve as an introductory scaffold to the vocabulary term polygon.  I have included below some common core standards this book would be a great fit for.  The illustrations within the book provide clues as to what the term polygon may mean.  One could undoubtedly be inspired to design creative lesson plans around this story.  Kudos to both Lisa Service and Najdan Mancic for their collaboration on a story that brings literature and math together!
Grade 1
·         CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.1
·         CCSS.Math.Content.1.G.A.2
Grade 2
·         CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1

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