I don't know about you, but I love books. I've always loved to read, and I love sharing new books with my students. Nothing excites me more than reading a book to my kids that they have never heard before. This week's topic is math mentor texts. I have a lot of math books I love to share with my kiddos but one of their favorites is The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. I use this book when I am starting my geometry unit.
This book is about a triangle who enjoys being a triangle and all the jobs he has to do, holding up houses, being a tent, a half of a sandwich, and his favorite job-which is: to slip into place when people put their hands on their hips so he can hear all the news and tell his friends." As the story continues the triangle gets bored and asks the shape shifter for one more side and one more angle. The book describes what the (triangle) now quadrilateral does for his jobs. But the
I love using this book to review the names of shapes with my kids in a fun way. I love that it talks about how the shapes are used in the real world. It also teaches a great lesson about appreciating you for who you are. Don't we all still need to learn that lesson?