You probably know by now how much I love finding something that is both fun AND educational at the same time? Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself by Laszlo C. Bardos is another great educational book offered from Nomad Press. You may remember my review of Amazing African Projects You Can Build Yourself, if not you can find it here.
About the book (from Nomad Press): “Make a geodesic dome big enough to sit in. Solve the world’s hardest two-piece puzzle. Pass a straight line though a curved slot. From prime numbers to paraboloids, activities in Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself introduce you to the beauty and wonder of math through hands-on activities.
Learn by building, playing, and doing. Cut apart shapes to discover area formulas, build beautiful geometric models to explore their properties, and amaze your friends with the mysterious Möbius strip.
Throughout the book, there are examples of how we encounter math in our daily lives. Marvel at the mathematical patterns in snowflakes and discover the graceful curves in the Golden Gate Bridge. You’ll 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. Some activities show you a new way to look at math that you have learned in school; others give you a glimpse of things to come; and finally, some are simply fun. 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. Who would have thought that math could be so much fun?“*
About the Author:
“Laszlo Bardos is a high school mathematics teacher and website author. He holds a degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. He is the author of the website CutOutFoldUp.com, a site of mathematical models that you can make out of paper. He collected interesting math models and tidbits since he was a kid. As a teacher, he saw the value of having students build and manipulate models to visualize math concepts.“*
“Sam Carbaugh received a BA from Cornerstone University and is earning his MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. He currently lives in Vermont and enjoys hiking and playing Scrabble with his wife, Kristin. Check out his website at www.samcarbaugh.com *”
My Thoughts: This book is intended to kids ages 9 and up and my 10 year old was interested in the book right away. We both loved the hands-on learning activities that are used in really creative ways. The activity used to teach multiplying fraction was especially helpful in helping my daughter to understand the concept of fractions. I even learned some things too… if someone would have explained counting in different numeral systems and how it applies to computer programming to me a long time ago, I may have done better in my computer programming class and not had to drop out. Or maybe they did and I wasn’t listening, it’s possible since I was only like 20 years old or so. Many of the projects in Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself seem more like games than learning, which is what makes this group of projects so much fun that your child will love completing them! There is also a companion website www.amazingmathprojects.com that includes video instructions for some of the projects as well as additional activities.
Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself is another great addition to your child’s home library. If you home school your children you should definitely check out the fun and educational books put out by Nomad Press!
About The Book:
Publisher: Nomad Press
Author: Laszlo c. Bardos
ISBN 13: 9781934670576/9781934670583
Publish Date: 6/2010
Price: $15.95 softcover/$21.95 hardcover
Size: 8″ x 10″
About the Publisher: “Nomad Press is an educational publisher located in Vermont, dedicated to sparking the interest of young readers in the fascinating world around them. With fun, hands-on projects that help kids explore the history and science behind a wide range of topics, Nomad Press books bring learning to life in a unique way, promoting independent and interactive learning.”*
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