Annotations for Janice Vancleave's Geometry for Every Kid : Easy Activities That Make Learning Geometry Fun

Baker & Taylor
Introduces lines, angles, triangles, squares, polygons, circles, planes, area, and surface area

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 study of shapes. Packed with illustrations, Geometry for Every Kid uses simple problems and activities to teach kids ages 8 through 12 about acute and obtuse angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, plane and space figures, and much more

Kids will explore all the different shapes they can form by arranging the pieces of an intriguing Chinese puzzle called a tangram, and learn how to create a colorful 3-D drawing that seems to rise right off the page! They'll construct a twirler stick out of a pencil and an index card to see how surface area affects the movement of a spinning object, and build a geoboard as a quick, fun way to compare the area of different geometric figures

Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an explanation that kids can understand. Every project has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home

When learning science means doing science, learning becomes an adventure

Acclaim for Janice VanCleave's books

"A super collection of easy biology experiments to conduct at home...A worthwhile purchase."—Kirkus Reviews on Biology for Every Ki

"The creative hands-on activities will enhance learning about the fascinating applications of geometry."—Science Books & Films onGeometry for Every Ki

"Janice Pratt VanCleave's Science books not only teach children the basics of science, but also entertain along the way."—Parent Guide on Science for Every Kid serie

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