Big Ideas for Small Mathematicians

Big Ideas for Small Mathematicians

Kids Discovering the Beauty of Math With 22 Ready-to-go Activities

Book - 2007
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Introducing sophisticated mathematical ideas like fractals and infinity, these hands-on activity books present concepts to children using interactive and comprehensible methods. With intriguing projects that cover a wide range of math content and skills, these are ideal resources for elementary school mathematics enrichment programs, regular classroom instruction, and home-school programs. Reproducible activity sheets lead students through a process of engaged inquiry with plenty of helpful tips along the way. A list of useful terms specific to each activity encourages teachers and parents to introduce students to the vocabulary of math.  Projects in this first of the two Big Ideas books include "Straw Structures," where children get hands-on experience with measurement and 3-D visualization; "Kaleidoscopes," in which students use geometry to build a mathematical toy; and "Crawling Around the M#65533;bius Strip," where kids build a physical example of infinity.
Publisher: Chicago : Zephyr Press, c2007
ISBN: 9781569762134
Branch Call Number: 372.7 KAJANDER-b 2007
Characteristics: xi, 147 p. : ill. ; 22 X 28 cm


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Nov 16, 2008

Originally got the book so the kids could have fun with math. The book needs an adult to read and/or do the activities with them. I really didn't have the time, and the activities were never done.


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