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Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems (edition 2012)

by J. Patrick Lewis, Michael Slack (Illustrator)

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Title:Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems
Authors:J. Patrick Lewis
Other authors:Michael Slack (Illustrator)
Info:Harcourt Children's Books (2012), Hardcover, 40 pages
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Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems by J. Patrick Lewis



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This book is about math problems and poetry. A lot of the different poems in the book can help students maybe with their math homework and maybe give them a better understanding if they are confused about something. It's a brain teaser because it makes you think of the problem instead of it just being a simple math problem. ( )
  emilyann93 | Nov 26, 2014 |
A collection of poems adapted from famous poets gives readers some word problems to solve. Lewis provides the answers as well. It would be fun to throw some of these problems into a math lesson that applied to the section a class of students was studying. ( )
  mosbor | Nov 13, 2014 |
This is a very cute book. It teaches kids how to solve math problems through poetry. It is a great tool for math teachers to use to teach young children about word problems and also give them a mini poetry lesson. ( )
  hschmill22 | Oct 5, 2014 |
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  alexanderkai | Oct 3, 2014 |
This book is a collection of poems by the famous J. Patrick Lewis. All of the poems are influenced by famous poets and authors. Incorporated into these poems are math brain teasers. The math range from simpler word problems like addition and subtraction to harder one with multiplication and division.

I thought this book was great because it involved not only english and literature, but math. The illustrations were great as well. I would defiantly use this in my classroom for an intro into a math class. It could get the students thinking right off the back. It also gives the answers to each poem at the bottom of the page. ( )
  ashleyschifano | Sep 1, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0547513380, Hardcover)

Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes! It’s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis
has reimagined classic poems—such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Langston
Hughes’s “April Rain Song”—and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies
and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles,
they won’t guess they’re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and
engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts,
poetry and poet biographies—it’s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a
treat for fans of words and numbers alike.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:56:14 -0400)

Borrows themes from famous poems and flips them on their head to create humorous verses and riddles in a collection of math-based problem-solving parodies.

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