The Greedy Triangle

Dissatisfied with its shape, a triangle keeps asking the local shapeshifter to add more lines and angles until it doesn't know which side is up.

Author: Marilyn Burns

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590489911

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 36

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Dissatisfied with its shape, a triangle keeps asking the local shapeshifter to add more lines and angles until it doesn't know which side is up.

Story Dramas for Grades 4 6

STORY DRAMA lit " THE GREEDY TRIANGLE " Ah Based on the story by Marilyn
Burns ( An introduction to geometric shapes ) :) SA 5/14 A triangle was getting
tired of being the same shape and wanted one more side . After getting the new ...

Author: Gretchen Courtney

Publisher: Good Year Books

ISBN: 9780673363749

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 534

Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Teaching Math with Favorite Picture Books

The Greedy Triangle BY MARILYN BURNS Scholastic , 1994 INTRODUCING
THE BOOK C C T his is the story of a little triangle that has tired of its shape . The
triangle visits the Shapeshifter , and becomes a four - sided figure . As the story ...

Author: Judi Hechtman

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590762502

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 121

Provides literature-based activities for teaching math to students in grades one through three, each with activities, reproducible patterns, and recording sheets.

Math and Literature

The Greedy Triangle, by Marilyn Burns (1994), is a story about a triangle who
always wishes for more. At the beginning of the story, the triangle supports
bridges, makes music in symphony orchestras, catches the wind for sailboats,
and much, ...

Author: Marilyn Burns

Publisher: Math Solutions

ISBN: 0941355675

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 698

Annotation This series helps teachers use the imaginative ideas in children s books for math lessons. Organized into four grade-level collections to respond to teachers specific classroom needs, this series includes favorite lessons based on a wide variety of children s books. Teachers will appreciate these books for the enjoyment and excitement they bring to math instruction. With introductions by Marilyn Burns, these books include vignettes of lessons and samples of student work. These lessons, based on popular children s books, address major mathematical topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, geometry, algebraic thinking, number sense, and place value.

Family Math Night

Fun with the Greedy Triangle Materials: The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns
Flex straws Helpful Hints: Have plenty of straws available. Place a trash bin
nearby. Math Standards in Action: Fun with the Greedy Triangle is an activity that
allows ...

Author: Jennifer Taylor-Cox

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317930142

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 859

Help students learn essential math concepts; give parents a chance to serve as models of motivation, persistence and competence; and promote math success in a supportive setting. With its step-by-step directions and suggestions for both teachers and parents, this book takes the worry out of planning and conducting a Family Math Night at your school. Invite parents to accompany their children to school for an evening event. Arrange a series of tables (“stations”) in a large room or in several classrooms. As shown in this book, prepare materials – easy-to-find and inexpensive -- and set up an activity at each station. Parents and students visit some or all stations and engage in the activities together. Teachers encourage participation, offer assistance, and promote “math talk”. This book contains 40 engaging and inspiring activities, organized by grade level, along with--For the teacher –list of materials, helpful hints, and connections to math standards; and- For the parent and student –description of activity and directions, questions parents can ask and challenges. The activities in this book align with the NCTM content and process standards for pre-kindergarten through grade 5.

Math and Literature

The Greedy Triangle, the main character in Marilyn Burns's (1994) story of the
same name, is tired of having just three sides and goes to the shapeshifter to get
one more side. When he tires of being a quadrilateral, he asks the shapeshifter
for ...

Author: Jennifer M. Bay-Williams

Publisher: Math Solutions

ISBN: 0941355632

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 376

"Uses children's literature as a springboard into activities that engage children in mathematical problem solving and reasoning"--from back cover.

Contemporary Authors

work of math - related fiction , is an enthusiastic , playful look at the world of
geometric shapes for young students . Through the antics of the title character , a



ISBN: 9780787678937

Category: Authors

Page: 452

View: 269

Contemporary Authors

as part of the "Brown Paper School" series, and The Greedy Triangle, Burns has
also produced a number of teaching guides for math instructors in the elementary
grades, all based on the concept of teaching math as a subject that is part of ...

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787619947

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 500

View: 476

Since 1962, Contemporary Authors has been an authoritative and comprehensive source of bibliographic and biographical information on important authors of the 20th century. This reference allows the user to access entries by author name, title of work or specific personal data.

What to Read When

“How many scallops in this bunch; count them quick, it's time for lunch.” Or, find
out how many mushrooms are on the pizza pie or how many seeds hide in the
watermelon. The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns (Scholastic: 2008) (D➞M)
Read ...

Author: Pam Allyn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101032391

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 533

Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)

Brain Powered Lessons Attributes of Shapes

... build and draw shapes to possess dening attributes Vocabulary Words •
attribute • curved • side • straight • vertex Materials • Shape Cards (pages 46–57)
• shape book (e.g., The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns) • attribute or pattern
blocks ...

Author: LaVonna Roth

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1480786225


Page: 15

View: 760

Based on current brain research, this ready-to-use lesson engages first graders using the Sort It strategy. Encourage students with strategies designed to activate class participation and foster student achievement related to attributes of shapes.

CliffsNotes TExES Math 4 8 115 and Math 7 12 235

A third-grade teacher begins a mathematics lesson about polygons by reading to
students the book The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns. This book tells a story
about triangles and other polygons. The probable purpose for this way of ...

Author: Sandra Luna McCune

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0358129966

Category: Study Aids

Page: 432

View: 300

CliffsNotes TExES Math 4-8 (115) and Math 7-12 (235) is the perfect way to study for Texas’ middle school and high school math teacher certification tests. Becoming a certified middle school math teacher and high school math teacher in Texas means first passing the TExES Math 4-8 (115) teacher certification test for middle school teachers or the TExES Math 7-12 (235) teacher certification test for high school teachers. This professional teacher certification test is required for all teachers who want to teach math in a Texas middle or high school. Covering each test’s six domains and individual competencies with in-depth subject reviews, this test-prep book also includes two model practice tests with answers and explanations for the Math 4-8 and two model practice tests with answers and explanations for the Math 7-12. Answer explanations detail why correct answers are correct, as well as what makes incorrect answer choices incorrect.

Strategies for Teaching Mathematics

... Cones , Cylinders , and Spheres Hoban 8 O'Cluck Creighton Flat Stanley
Brown The Foot Book Seuss Fun Ideas for Getting A - Round In Math CIRCLES
Ross The Grouchy Ladybug Carle The Greedy Triangle Burns How Big Is a Foot

Author: Deborah V. Mink

Publisher: Shell Education

ISBN: 9781425802493

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 826

Enhance mathematics instruction and build students understanding of mathematical concepts with this exceptional resource notebook. Choose from a wide range of easy-to-implement strategies that enhance mathematical content. Topics include developing students mathematical vocabulary and problem-solving abilities, assessing students mathematics thinking, and using manipulatives. Highlights include tips on planning instruction and managing the mathematics classroom, plus differentiation strategies for each lesson. Includes Teacher Resource CD with reproducibles including rubrics and assessment materials. 296pp.

Summer QuestTM Grades K 1

... Leaf Branley, Franklyn M. What Makes a Magnet Brett, Jan Goldilocks and the
Three Bears Burns, Marilyn The Greedy Triangle Carle, Eric The Mixed-Up
Chameleon The Very Quiet Cricket Curtis, Jamie Lee Is There Really a Human


Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 162442970X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 320

View: 676

Turn your child's summer vacation into a learning adventure with Summer QuestTM! The fun, engaging format and daily quests make learning fun and active. Just 15 minutes of activities each day will get your kindergartner ready for the next school year! Includes topics in math practice, handwriting, reading comprehension, fitness and easy science experiments! Also features an incentive chart, certificate of completion, stickers, and a skills checklist!

The Principal as Mathematics Leader

New York: Puffin Books. Blackstone, Stella. (1998). Bear in a square. New York:
Scholastic. Burns, Marilyn. (1994). The greedy triangle. New York: Scholastic.
Burns, Marilyn. (1997). Spaghetti and meatballs for all. New York: Scholastic

Author: Ontario Principals' Council,

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452297231

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 437

This guide provides research, tools, and support for leading effective mathematics teaching and learning, observing and evaluating mathematics instruction, and promoting faculty growth.

Meeting the Math Standards with Favorite Picture Books

A Remainder of One The King's Chessboard Six - Dinner Sid Spaghetti and
Meatballs for All ! The Greedy Triangle Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
The Village of Round and Square Houses Grandfather Tang's Story Measuring ...

Author: Bob Krech

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439318891

Category: Education

Page: 80

View: 994

For each featured title, you'll find a book summary, as well as an easy-to-read list of primary content standards. This book also includes: related math vocabulary to share with students; suggestions for sharing each story; step-by-step activities to reinforce key math skills and concepts; reproducible charts, activities, patterns, and games; suggestions for connecting to other areas of the curriculum; and additional resources for learning more.

Algorithms and Computation

In the greedy process before ef was inserted, there is no 'interlock'. Line segment
ef can be selected since the induced greedy triangles Aaef and Ace f do not
intersect any existing greedy element. After ef being inserted, line segments ad,
bc, ...

Author: Dingzhu Du

Publisher: Springer Verlag


Category: Computers

Page: 688

View: 217

"This volume is the proceedings of the fifth International Symposium on Algorithms and Computation, ISAAC '94, held in Beijing, China in August 1994. The 79 papers accepted for inclusion in the volume after a careful reviewing process were selected from a total of almost 200 submissions. Besides many internationally renowned experts, a number of excellent Chinese researchers present their results to the international scientific community for the first time here. The volume covers all relevant theoretical and many applicational aspects of algorithms and computation."--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.

Math and Literature

The Greedy Triangle The Greedy Triangle , by Marilyn Burns , is the story about a
triangle who always wishes for more . At the beginning of the story , the triangle
supports bridges , makes music in symphony orchestras , catches the wind for ...

Author: Stephanie Sheffield

Publisher: Math Solutions


Category: Education

Page: 134

View: 491

This companion book to the popular Math and Literature (K-3) by Marilyn Burns presents 21 classroom-tested lessons that link mathematics with literature and writing. Primary teacher Stephanie Sheffield provides detailed descriptions of actual classroom experiences, explaining how teachers presented the activities and how students responded Samples of students' work help to make this an accessible, entertaining, and useful resource. A bibliography is included, along with an introduction by Marilyn Burns. Book jacket.

Guiding Children s Learning of Mathematics

The greedy triangle . New York : Scholastic . In The Greedy Triangle , Marilyn
Burns tells the story of a triangle who wishes to become more important by
having more sides . As the triangle changes from shape to shape by adding new
sides , it ...

Author: Leonard M. Kennedy

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company


Category: Education

Page: 695

View: 806

A textbook for students of elementary education. Part One outlines "Elementary Mathematics for the 21st Century" and Part Two covers "Concepts and Skills in Elementary Mathematics."


... whether it should include certain components or be a particular length .
Sample writing prompts ( grades 3 – 5 ) After reading The Greedy Triangle by
Marilyn Burns , give students the following prompts : • If I could be a shape , I
would be a ...

Author: Janie L. Zimmer



Category: Geometry

Page: 270

View: 575

Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science

Where SMT is the weight of an optimal Steiner tree and MST ( C ) is the weight of
a minimum spanning tree on C. Theorem 5.2 ( Zelikovsky ) The greedy algorithm
, which picks at each stage the triangle that gives greatest win constructs a ...

Author: P. S. Thiagarajan

Publisher: Springer Verlag


Category: Computers

Page: 449

View: 696

"This volume presents the proceedings of the 14th International Conference on the Foundations of Software Technology and Theoretical Computer Science, FST & TCS-14, held in Madras, India in December 1994. Besides the five invited papers by well-known researchers, it includes 31 full refereed research papers selected out of a total of 140 submissions. The papers contribute to the whole area of theoretical computer science with an emphasis on algorithms and complexity. Other topics covered are program semantics, program verification, formal logic, computational geometry, concurrency, unification, and discrete mathematics"--PUBLISHER'S WEBSITE.