Amazing Math: Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) (Paperback)

Amazing Math: Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) By Lazlo C. Bardos, Samuel Carbaugh (Illustrator) Cover Image

Amazing Math: Projects You Can Build Yourself (Build It Yourself) (Paperback)

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Make a geodesic dome big enough to sit in. Solve one of the world's hardest two-piece puzzles. Pass a straight line through a curved slot.

From prime numbers to paraboloids, Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself introduces readers ages 9 and up to the beauty and wonder of math through hands-on activities. Kids will cut apart shapes to discover area formulas, build beautiful geometric models to explore their properties, and amaze friends with the mysterious M bius strip.

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.
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 Samuel Carbaugh: Sam Carbaugh is a freelance cartoonist and illustrator. He has worked with many colleges and companies to create informational comics and illustrations.
Product Details ISBN: 9781934670576
ISBN-10: 193467057X
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
Publication Date: June 1st, 2010
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Build It Yourself

"This activity book is illustrated with lively black-and-white cartoon figures and shapes to reproduce, cut out, and construct. The focus is on geometry, numbers, and shapes and includes levels of math from mere counting to Fibonacci sequences to the hyperboloid . . . and the brightly colored cover draws readers in."  —School Library Journal

"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 reinforce 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."  —C. J. Connor Campbell County Public Library CLEAR Review

"This book shows readers how math concepts can be learned using readily available items. . . . Students will appreciate the fun, creative activities." —Library Media Connection