We took The Greedy Triangle from the library several months ago, and this is one of the books that somehow “stuck” in Smarty'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, Smarty 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 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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