Geometry for Every Kid Author:Janice VanCleave's How do you fold a sheet of paper into the shape of a whale? How do you measure the area of a pizza pie? How can you draw a circle within a circle without lifting your pencil from the paper? — Now kids can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about Elementary Geometry - the studies of shapes. Packed with illustrations, Geo... more »metry for Every Kid uses simple problems and activities to teach kids ages 8-12 about acute and obtuse angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, plane and space figures, and much more! By relating geometry to everyday life, Janice VanCleave's makes kids feel comfortable with Geometry - right from the start!
Kids will explore all the different shapes they can form arranging the piece of an intriguing cheese puzzle called an anagram. They also learn how to create colorful 3-D drawings that seems to rise right out of the page! And, by building a geoboard they'll discover a quick, fun way to compare the area of different geometric figures.
Each of the activities is broken down into purpose, a list of materials, step by step instructions, expected results, and an explanation that kids can understand. And every one has been "child tested" and can be performed safely and cheaply in the classroom or at home.« less