Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry

Title: Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry

Author: Cindy Neuschwander

Publisher: Scholastic

SOL: 3.14 The student will identify, describe, compare, and contrast characteristics of plane and solid geometric figures (circle, square, rectangle, triangle, cube, rectangular prism, square pyramid, sphere, cone, and cylinder) by identifying relevant characteristics, including the number of angles, vertices, and edges, and the number and shape of faces, using concrete models.

Grade Interest Level: 2-5- Amazon

Description: Matt and Bibi are on a trip with their family in Egypt, and end up getting trapped in a pharoah’s pyramid. They use their knowledge of three-dimensional geometric shapes to help them locate the burial chamber and find a way out.

Why I Chose It: I like how this plot links geometry with Egypt, so it crosses subjects. It also goes into more detail about the faces that make up each geometric shapes. I like that it uses the proper names for each shape, like tetrahedron, because it gets the reader more familiar with the terms.

Online Activities Resources: http://mathstart.net/books/level_3/detail.php?level_id=3&book_id=58

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