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Geometry Is as Easy as Pie
Geometry Is as Easy as Pie

Geometry Is as Easy as Pie

9-12

A Piece of Cake

JUVENILE NONFICTION

40 Pages, 8.5 x 11

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $17.95 (US $17.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: March 2020

ISBN 9781943431526

Rights: WOR

Tumblehome, Inc. (Mar 2020)

Price: $17.95
 
 

Overview

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!

Reviews

Praise for Geology is a Piece of Cake: "A high-calorie introduction to rocks, minerals, geological processes, plate tectonics, fossils, the reason for seasons, and more. Coppens dishes up compact but flavorful slices of science framed as questions and answer . . . .The answers, often presented in full recipes, are as illuminating as they are delicious . . . [The] directions are clear (and note where adult help is required), the earth science information is solid, and the whole premise hangs together beautifully. A truly delicious, hands-on way to study science in action." —Kirkus Reviews ?"When textbooks fall short, head to the kitchen. That's the thinking behind this clever cooking-meets-science book . . . An unexpected (and tasty) entry point to better understanding multiple aspects of geology." —Publishers Weekly "With a profusion of color photos, combined with easy recipes, and delicious cakes depicting accurate science, Geology Is a Piece of Cake provides a fun, unique, effective, and memorable approach to thinking about rock formation, tectonic plate movement, weathering, fossils and more. Thoroughly 'kid friendly' in organization and presentation for children ages 7 to 9, Geology Is a Piece of Cake is especially recommended for family homeschool, elementary school, and community library picture book Science collections." —Midwest Book Review, The Science Shelf

"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

Author Biography

Katie Coppens, an award-winning middle school teacher, authors books that use creative approaches (and food!) to help children learn difficult concepts. Previous books include Geology is a Piece of Cake and The Acadia Files chapter book series. Katie has also written a teacher guide for the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) entitled Creative Writing in Science: Activities that Inspire, and she writes a recurring column for NSTA's Science Scope magazine entitled "Interdisciplinary Ideas." She speaks widely on integrating literacy and science.