Read Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems Online Free - Is this poetry? Math? A brainteaser? Yes! It’s all that and more. The poet J. Patrick Lewis
has reimagined classic poems—such as Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Raven” and Langston
Hughes’s “April Rain Song”—and added a dash of math. Between the silly parodies
and the wonderfully wacky art, kids will have so much fun figuring out the puzzles,
they won’t guess they’re learning! Answers appear unobtrusively on each page, and
engaging information about the original poets is included. Math games and concepts,
poetry and poet biographies—it’s all so cleverly put together. This funny book is a
treat for fans of words and numbers alike.
|Title||:||Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems|
|Number of Pages||:||40 pages|
March 31, 2012
As someone who avoided my math homework, so I could keep reading my book, I could have used more books like this one.
March 31, 2013
An unusual offering, pairing enjoyable illustrations with re-workings of poems by mostly famous authors, in the form of mathematical puzzles. Would be appropriate for late second grade to maybe fifth grade (although, I am tempted to say through high school, as once students are hit by standardize...
March 01, 2012
This book's title clearly spells out exactly what its pages contain. Cleverly combining poetry and math in 14 poems based on classic lines written by famous but now deceased poets, Lewis poses problems that need solutions. One of my favorites included "Edgar Allan Poe's Apple Pie" with this intro...
December 09, 2012
Brilliant. I can't wait to share this with teachers. Math and poetry and a puzzle. Simply wonderful.
June 02, 2017
Once upon a midnight rotten
Cold, and rainy, I'd forgotten
All about the apple pie
Still cooling from the hour before.
I ignored the frightful stranger
Knocking, knocking... I, sleepwalking,
Pitter-pattered toward the pantry,
Took a knife from the kitchen drawer,
And screamed aloud, "How many cuts
October 28, 2012
Oh I wish I was teaching math again. It would be great fun to pose these poems (problems) to the students. J. Patrick Lewis has written arithmetic problems within poems based on well-known poet’s poems, like "The Raven" by Poe, Nash’s "The Termite", and Farjeon’s "W Is For Witch". I guess that th...
May 03, 2013
Our oldest borrowed this book from her elementary school library - it's a wonderful book of poems that combines the rhythm and style of famous poems with a math puzzle. The poems are often humorous and most of the math is fairly straightforward. I would recommend having a pencil and paper handy,...
June 27, 2012
classic poems x math = 1 cooky funny book
Mr. Lewis has done a wonderful job spoofing classic poems such as Edgar Allen Poe's 'Raven' or A.A. Milne's 'Us By Two' for the children with a touch of math. The illustrations are silly and eye-catching, perfect for engaging the reader.
Some of my favorite...
November 04, 2016
Disappointing. The poems are just story problems forced into the scheme of famous poets' works. The puzzles are mostly simple arithmetic - the hardest part is figuring out what the narrator is asking of the solver as he stumbles over the rhymes. And though there are brief bios of the poets, the o...
February 20, 2012
A clever, fun collection of brain teasers.