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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 a compilation of various poems that are influenced and have been adapted from great poets in history. However, with these literary works as a foundation for these new poems, mathematical problems have been incorporated into the writing, so as to challenge and further challenge the reader to think comprehensively and critically while being entertained by rhyme and imagery.
The main strength I see with this book is its, or more so Lewis's and Slack's ability to blur the lines between subjects and to create a cross-disciplinary experience for young readers. This book is most definitely meant for an older age group, around 3rd to 5th, maybe 6th grades, being that the math problems are of a higher level. I believe the collaboration between the two artist (author and illustrator) provides a great tool and resource for children because they are able to have an enriching learning experience. The use of whimsical artwork and writing are exciting and keep the reader engaged, and inevitably, learning more and more.
  rebeccarodela | Jan 29, 2014 |
This is a good book that incorporates math equations into classic poems. Students would be learning poetry along with how to solve word problems. ( )
  TamaraSmith | Apr 25, 2013 |
A clever, fun collection of brain teasers. ( )
  Sullywriter | Apr 3, 2013 |
This book consists of fourteen poems. Each one was inspired by a classical poem written by famous poets such as Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickenson. The poems are math riddles and the answers are given on the following page. They contain fraction, multiplication and division problems. The problems may be challenging to many third graders. However, these poems would be great for the class to work together. Teachers can give students a chance to figure out the riddle themselves and then the teacher can work out the problem on the board. ( )
  NancyNoemi | Dec 11, 2012 |
This book shows that you can be good at both math AND literature. In this book, popular literary works are transformed into word problems. From Edgar Allan Poe to A.A. Milne, Lewis skillfully combines math and literature to make a book fun for any kind of thinker. ( )
  mdgilmor | Nov 19, 2012 |
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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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