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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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Poems that are rewrites of well known poems by renowned poets. All of the poems have to do with math and they are a problem in and of themselves. Some of the math is very hard and makes you think. But if they stump you there is an answer key on the bottom of the page.
I really enjoyed this book. ( )
  chrisriggleman | Apr 15, 2015 |
Poetry can make math fun! Especially when paired with bold, bright illustrations. This book uses classical poets and poems to set up wonderfully funny math problems.
  ThisIsNotSophie | Apr 1, 2015 |
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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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:37 -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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