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Circus Shapes (MathStart 1) (1997)

by Stuart J. Murphy

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This story would be a wonderful teaching tool for learning shapes. The story line is exciting and would be easy for the students to relate to. This realistic fiction story would be perfect for beginning readers since each page only contains one small sentence.
  aabengtson | Apr 7, 2010 |
The author explains all kinds of things that happen in a circus. He also reviews the four shapes, circle, square, triangle, and rectangle that are used in the circus.
  clgribbin | Apr 6, 2010 |
This easy read children’s book teaches kids how to create basic shapes. They learn the formation through the different acts in the circus show. At the end of the story the children are able to be assessed on the recognition of shapes, by answering the questions on the last page of the book.
  slrice | Mar 22, 2010 |
Summary: Some children are going to the circus and are very excited to see the show. They enjoy watching the ringmaster and a man on stilts. There are many animals with unique talents, including dancing dogs. The children describe shapes that the animals make with various objects. There's also a band and several acrobats performing. The show ends with everyone presenting their individual talents together and shapes are everywhere.
This picture book would make a great addition to any elementary classroom. It's especially great to read when teaching children about shapes and their definitions. The author explains various activities in the back of the book. These activities encourage adults and kids to work together and discover shapes in the world around them.
  Remugnaini | Mar 10, 2010 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0064467139, Paperback)

Everyday activities such as sharing a meal, sorting socks, and getting ready for school can be part of learning math. In the MathStart series, everyday life is the basis for each entertaining story. Simple math concepts are embedded in each story so that young children intuitively understand them. Adults can use the creative suggestions for activities in the back of each book to extend learning opportunities with children.

Developmentally appropriate and correlated to school grade levels and the curriculum standards of the National Council of Teachers Of Mathematics, MathStart can give children a head start!

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Circus animals and performers getting ready for a show form basic geometric shapes.

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