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by Julie Ellis
illustrated by Phyllis Hornung
A fictionalized story about how a curious boy named Pythagoras first learned about right angles and then, through experimentation and observation, discovered his famous theorem. Full of clever puns and vibrant cartoon illustrations depicting ancient Greece. This book is a superb way to introduce the Pythagorean theorem in the classroom!
There is quite a bit
of text for a picture book but not too much as to take away from the
overall success of the book. Indeed, School Library Journal called this
book a "clear and interesting explanation of the theorem [and] a
* ABC Best Books for Children
* Learning Teachers' Choice Award
* Science Books & Films Best Books
Interest Level: Gr. 4-7 DRA Level: 40 Lexile Measure: 670L
Grade Level Equiv: 3.6 Guided Rdg: S
Below are the first two spreads from inside What's Your Angle, Pythagoras?
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