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 Mobius 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.
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 instruction for many projects in the book and provides additional activities.
"..Very hands-on and easy to get into and draws students into an active engagement with mathematical ideas. Well done!"
David Bressoud, professor of Mathematics, Macalester College; President, Mathematical Association of America