Reviews for Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself : Numbers, Geometry, Shapes

Library Media Connection Reviews 2010 November/December
Wondering how to make math fun or how to encourage students to see math as an interesting subject? This book shows readers how math concepts can be learned using readily available items. Sections cover number patterns, lines, curves, and shapes. Introducing the concepts through hands-on activities conveys how mathematics is not as scary as many think. Chapters provide directions for the activities, along with other facts, and ?words 2 know.? Students will appreciate the fun, creative activities. Younger readers may have difficulty with some of the vocabulary. Bibliography. Glossary. Index. Recommended. Jo Monahan, Librarian, University of North Texas Libraries, Denton, Texas [Editor?s Note: Also available in paperback (978-1-9346705-7-6). An additional activity and facts are available at the publisher?s website.] ¬ 2010 Linworth Publishing, Inc.

School Library Journal Reviews 2011 February

Gr 4-7--This activity book is illustrated with lively black-and-white cartoon figures and shapes to reproduce, cut out, and construct. Many of the projects will require adult help for understanding and manipulation. The focus is on geometry, numbers, and shapes and includes levels of math from mere counting to Fibonacci sequences to the hyperboloid. The brightly colored cover draws readers in but the dense text might turn off those with less understanding of math. There are step-by-step instructions clearly numbered for each project and quick explanations about the math involved. While many patterns are included, they must be enlarged or reproduced on heavier paper so a copier is necessary. While individuals are instructed to copy patterns, no copyright privileges are extended for teachers or schools, making this a home-use product only.--Erlene Bishop Killeen, Stroughton Area School District, WI

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