Math Lab for Kids Fun, Hands-On Activities for Learning with Shapes, Puzzles, and Games by Rebecca Rapoport, J. A. Yoder
  

Math Lab for Kids Fun, Hands-On Activities for Learning with Shapes, Puzzles, and Games

Written by Rebecca Rapoport, J. A. Yoder
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Part of the Lab Series Series

RRP £16.99

Synopsis

Math Lab for Kids Fun, Hands-On Activities for Learning with Shapes, Puzzles, and Games by Rebecca Rapoport, J. A. Yoder

Make learning math fun by sharing these hands-on labs with your child. Math Lab for Kids presents more than 50 activities that incorporate coloring, drawing, games, and items like prisms to make math more than just numbers. With Math Lab for Kids, kids can: - Explore geometry and topology with hands-on examples like prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Mobius strips. - Build logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim. - Draw and chart graphs to learn the language of connections. - Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible. - Create mind bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes. And don't worry about running to the store for expensive supplies! Everything needed to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house. Math is more important in schools than ever. Give your children a great experience and solid foundation.

Reviews

'With more than 50 activities inside, there's so much to do, whether it's making prisms and pyramids or building your own toothpick puzzles.' * How It Works * Five thematic chapters define broad types of applications, such as curves and fractals, graph theory, and topology. This collection of activities celebrates an inquiry-based approach to learning math, which may be an excellent complement to more traditional classroom curricula, especially for reluctant learners. As such, it's a great resource for parents, teachers, and curious young readers alike. - Erin Anderson, Booklist Online Required materials are all readily available: in the opening pages, children can use gumdrops and toothpicks like Tinkertoys to build cubes, pyramids, and other three-dimensional structures'

About the Author

Rebecca Rapoport holds degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and Michigan State. From her first job out of college, as one of the pioneers of Harvard's Internet education offerings, she has been passionate about encouraging her love of math in others. As an early contributor to both retail giant Amazon.com and Akamai Technologies, the number one firm in cloud computing, Rapoport played a key role in several elements of the Internet revolution. Rapoport then returned to her first love, education, as an innovator of new methods to introduce children and adults to the critically important world of STEM education as COO of an enrichment center dedicated to helping kids explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Currently, Rapoport is developing and teaching innovative math curricula at Boston-area schools. She is also the author of Math Lab for Kids, a book of fun, hands-on math activities designed to introduce elementary and middle-school students to several areas of higher mathJ.A. Yoder is an educator and engineer who has a lifetime love of puzzles and patterns. Her educational philosophy is that hands-on creative work is both the most fun and the most effective way to learn. She developed and taught the original hands-on-math lessons for an after-school program that eventually inspired this book. Some of her happiest memories come from eureka moments - either from learning something that makes a dozen other things suddenly make sense, or the sense of accomplishment that comes from solving a clever puzzle. The only thing better is sharing this joy with others.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Author

Rebecca Rapoport, J. A. Yoder
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Publisher

Quarry Books

Publication date

1st January 2017

ISBN

9781631592522


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