Young Pythagoras can't seem to stay out of trouble. Every time he tries to help, people get angry. On a trip to Egypt, his curiosity helps him to discover the secret of the right triangle. This story is a clever introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem.
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A fictionalized look at Pythagoras as he discovers his famous theorem. He is depicted as a curious boy who travels with his father from Samos to Alexandria, where he meets a builder named Neferheperhersekeper, who introduces him to the right angle. He begins to experiment, observing and noting the fixed and unvarying mathematical nature of triangles--right triangles, to be precise. The cartoon illustrations capture the dress, homes, and sailing ships in a warm and clear palette. Ellis includes delightful puns for those who are keen on wordplay. This clear and interesting explanation of the theorem is a wonderful read.
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As young Pythagoras learns about temple architecture and shipping routes in ancient Greece, he discovers how to accurately measure the sides of a right triangle. This handsomely illustrated explanation of the Pythagorean Theorem will resonate most with readers who are already aware of the equation.
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Author: Julie Ellis
Volume One, Unit Eight, Beginner Level