This book sets out to prove that maths has more in common with art than many might think, and that it can be truly beautiful; it achieves its aim. A series of clearly explained and attractively designed activities demonstrate how numbers and shapes can make fascinating patterns. Readers will learn how to make delicate snowflakes, using clever folding and cutting; how to make a three-dimensional fractal; and even to do some mathematical magic. It’s fascinating and will provide children with hours of entertainment, even those who wouldn’t normally claim to enjoy maths. A useful glossary includes words and phrases such as congruent, polyomino and tessellation, and it finishes with ideas for more smart art projects. ~ Andrea Reece
Amazing patterns are revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. Kids learn incredible maths facts as they complete the beautiful designs. From perfect paper polygons and topological transformation flip books, to pizza cutting puzzles and loop-de-loop number spirals, discover the art in maths, and the maths in art. Left-brain and right-brain come together to create fantastic maths art!
But remember, this is NOT another maths book... or is it?
|Publication date:||6th July 2017|
|Publisher:||Ivy Kids an imprint of The Ivy Press|
|Suitable for:||11+ readers, 7+ readers, 9+ readers|
Anna Weltman is an author and math teacher, with a passion for showing kids how math is present in the world all around us. She is co-founder of Math Munch, an online resource that provides a digest of mathematics for children and parents. The award-winning This is Not a Maths Book, written by Anna, was published by Ivy Kids in 2015.More About Anna Weltman