Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself by Laszlo C. Bardos


Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself by Laszlo C. Bardos

From prime numbers to paraboloids, this collection of projects proves that learning mathematics can still be fun. Introducing children to the beauty and wonder of the subject through hands-on activities, this guide demonstrates how to construct a geodesic dome big enough for a person to sit in, solve the world's hardest two-piece puzzle, pass a straight line through a curved slot, and amaze others with the mysterious Mobius strip. Emphasizing how mathematics can be encountered in daily life, this intriguing reference highlights the hidden patterns in snowflakes, soap bubbles, and even the graceful curves of the Golden Gate Bridge. Touching on number patterns, lines, curves, and shapes, each activity includes engaging facts, vocabulary builders, and connections to other topics. With a companion website featuring video instructions for several projects as well as additional activities, this educational exploration turns the art of numbers into an adventure for all.


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

About the Author

Laszlo C. Bardos is a high school mathematics teacher. He is the author of the website, which contains guidelines to constructing mathematical models and toys. He lives in Lyme, New Hampshire. Samuel Carbaugh is the illustrator of Discover the Desert. He lives in Vermont.

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128 pages


Laszlo C. Bardos
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Publication date

1st August 2010



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