- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Learning through examples of how we encounter math in our daily lives, children will marvel at the mathematical patterns in snowflakes and discover the graceful curves in the Golden Gate Bridge. Readers will never look at soap bubbles the same way again!
Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself includes projects about number patterns, lines, curves, and shapes. Each activity includes intriguing facts, vocabulary builders, and connections to other topics. A companion website includes video instructions for many projects in the book and provides additional activities. Amazing Math Projects meets Common Core State Standards for reading informational text. Guided Reading Levels and Lexile measurements indicate grade level and text complexity.
"This book is full of hands-on math projects that are easy and fun. From interesting applications of numbers and counting, to geometric shapes and even experiments with bubbles, this book is sure to make math fun! It carefully explains each mathematical concept and includes vocabulary that reinforces the narrative. Then the concept is applied to a project or game, including fun facts. This book will get lots of attention and use for sure."
Magnus Wenninger Fr.
“A wonderful book, I am utterly delighted and pleased with its vast mathematical content. The book begins with the simplest notions of arithmetic and proceeds on to geometry and all kinds of higher math, with plenty of hands-on constructions and do-it-yourself suggestions.
David Bressoud, the DeWitt Wallace Professor of Mathematics, Macalester College; President, Mathematical Association of America
“ Very hands-on and easy to get into and draws students into an active engagement with mathematical ideas. Well done!”
Posted November 23, 2010
Reviewed by: Kris Quinn Christopherson
Synopsis: From prime numbers to paraboloids, Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers to the beauty and wonder of math through hands-on activities including projects about number patterns, lines, curves, and shapes. Learning through examples of how we encounter math in our daily lives, children will marvel at the mathematical patterns in snowflakes and discover the graceful curves in the Golden Gate Bridge. Readers will never look at soap bubbles the same way again. A companion website includes video instructions for many projects in the book and provides additional activities.
Overall thoughts: Math was not my favorite, nor my best, subject in school, so I was a bit apprehensive about reading this book. However, it was an interesting read and allowed this hesitant math student to enjoy the idea of making a geodesic dome big enough to sit in.
The book jumped right into the simplest arithmetic and moved its way to higher mathematical concepts. Filled with illustrations, 'did you know' blurbs, and 'words 2 know', it allows even the mathematical novice to be engaged in the concepts. I appreciated that the projects were written in clear and easy-to-understand formats, and included supply lists with on-hand items to implement concepts such as the Pythagorean Theorem and platonic solids. With this book, you can definitely build projects to enhance your math skills and classes if enrolled in school, but it is not a text book.