Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Greedy Triangle

We took The Greedy Triangle from the library several months ago, and this is one of the books that somehow “stuck” in Anna’s memory and imagination. Marilyn Burns is a math teacher and an author of many books about math for older kids. I hope that we will be using some of her ideas in the future as well. In the meantime, Anna kept talking about shapes that change and asked me to bring the book from the library again. She didn’t want me to read it to her, but she was exploring it on her own and one evening after we Aug2_Shapes already returned the book to the library she did an unprompted art project of her own. She was using construction paper, glitter glue, google eyes and markers to make “living, breathing trapezes”. She made “baby shapes” and “parent shapes”, and it was fun to watch how “in the flow” she was while creating her shape family. Here they are:

 

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16 comments:

Kylie said...

THey are just the best learning experiences aren't they.

Christy said...

I love her shapes - so cute. That sounds like a good book.

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

What a cute book and I love her project!! Checking to see if the library has this book!!

Ticia said...

Awwww, her shape family is way too cute! That looks super duper cute!

Pathfinder Mom said...

Those shapes are so cute! Love it.

Joyful Learner said...

I love Marilyn Burn's book! She's the queen of teaching mathematics!

I love her art project too! So cute!

redtedart said...

Wow! What a clever girl! all the crafting you have done with her has really paid off! Brilliant!

Maggy

littlewondersdays said...

It's amazing what sticks in their minds even long after the fact! Her shape family is great and very creative.

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

And you were worried she wasn't crafty! :)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Sounds like an interesting book! We'll have to check it out. Thanks!

My Family My Forever said...

This is a book I would love to read here! Thanks for the title.

Anna's shape family is adorable! She is so sweet Natalie!

Brimful Curiosities said...

Unprompted art projects are the very, very best.

Charlene said...

Aw her shape family is just the cutest!

MaryAnne said...

Anna's shape family is adorable!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The shape family is wonderful.

Infant Bibliophile said...

I linked to this post from my blog today :)