Junk Drawer Geometry

Junk Drawer Geometry
Junk Drawer Geometry

Junk Drawer Geometry

50 Awesome Activities That Don't Cost a Thing
By Bobby Mercer

Junk Drawer Science

JUVENILE NONFICTION

192 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $14.99 (CA $19.99) (US $14.99)

ISBN 9780912777795

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Oct 2018)

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Overview

Kids of all ages can use household items to explore the concepts of geometry
Geometry is a hands-on subject. What better way to explore the concepts of area, perimeter, and volume than actually measuring area, perimeter, and volume? With this helpful resource, you will build polygons out of pipe cleaners and flexible drinking straws, explore Mobius strips made from index cards, model the Pythagorean theorem using cheese crackers, and much more. Junk Drawer Geometry proves that you don't need high-tech equipment to comprehend math concepts—just what you can find around the house or in your recycling bin. Each of this book's 50 creative geometry projects includes a materials list and detailed, step-by-step instructions with illustrations. The projects also include ideas on how to modify the lessons for different age and skill levels, allowing anyone teaching children to use this to excite students. Educators and parents will find this title a handy guide to teach problem-solving skills and applied geometry, all while having a lot of fun.

Reviews

"This book is full of experiments and gee-whiz coolness." - Times Record

"Definitely worth adding to your study of Geometry" - A Net In Time

"Junk Drawer Geometry is a great way to make learning math fun!" --Midwest Book Review

"The titular phrase 'Junk drawer geometry' is right on---all materials are inexpensive and easy to gather. A great addition to STEM collections and makerspaces." --School Library Journal

"This entertaining and instructional book is ideal for students studying geometry, exploring STEM concepts, or those who just love solving math puzzles." --Booklist

Author Biography

Bobby Mercer has been sharing the fun of science for more than two decades as a high school physics teacher. He is the author of Junk Drawer Physics, Junk Drawer Chemistry, and Junk Drawer Engineering. 

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