The Great Polygon Caper (Adventures in Mathopolis)

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Mayor Lostis Marbles, the hero of Adventures in Mathopolis: Estimating and Measuring, is looking for help in solving his problems. Coming to his rescue is a superhero and problem solver, the fifteen-year-old, skateboard-riding Kent Clark, also known as Edge Master. The villains are the Shiftless gang, led by Shiftless Shereé, a mysterious woman with long, red fingernails, and her brother Ambrose Addemup. In a series of funny, fictional episodes, Edge Master helps the hapless mayor solve problems involving angles, polygons, triangles, quadrangles, squares, prisms, and pyramids. He also demonstrates how to calculate the volume of solid objects. Kids will be entertained as they familiarize themselves with the fundamentals of geometry. Black-and-white line art throughout.

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Adventures in Mathopolis
ANOTHER MADCAP ADVENTURE STARRING THE ZANY CITIZENS OF MATHOPOLIS

Math becomes an exercise in fun when kids open this humorous, cartoon-illustrated book. As they enjoy the story, they learn to solve math problems involving angles, polygons, triangles, squares, prisms, and pyramids.

THE GREAT POLYGON CAPER The Shiftless Gang is spreading chaos throughout the fair city of Mathopolis.
Lostis Marbles, mayor of Mathopolis, struggles to restore order to the city. Desperately, he seeks help from skateboard-riding superhero . . .
Kent Clark, also known and feared by the underworld as Edge Master!

Meets Standards Set by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
This book promotes students' skills in problem solving and reasoning for grades 3-5, and supports NCTM standards that include

  • Building math knowledge through problem solving and applying problem-solving strategies
  • Understanding how mathematical ideas interconnect and build on one another to produce a coherent whole
  • Recognizing and applying math in contexts outside mathematics

    Adventures in Mathopolis Books:
    Estimating and Measuring
    The Great Polygon Caper
    Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow: The Story of Fractions and Decimals
  • About the Author:

    Karen Ferrell taught geometry at Northwest High School in Justin, TX, and was an Instructional Technology Coordinator for the district. She is also winner of the Texas 2005-2006 Adult and Community Education Outstanding Instructor Award. Karen retired from teaching in 2009 in order to pursue writing full time.

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