Reviews for Janice Vancleave's Geometry for Every Kid : Easy Activities That Make Learning Geometry Fun
Horn Book Guide Reviews 1995
An extensive collection includes hands-on activities of varied difficulty, guided by clear directions. Line drawings illustrate the problems, experiments, and activities. Glos., ind. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews
School Library Journal Reviews 1994 December
Gr 3-5-Twenty-five topics are introduced with background definitions and problems to check comprehension, followed by a classroom-tested activity. The book is more suited to classroom use than at home, where the materials for the most interesting activities may take time to round up (nails, a board, matching highlighters and transparent, plastic report covers to cut up to make a 3-D picture). Having a teacher add to the background for formulae like A=r2 or define ``circumference'' would also be helpful. (Unlike ``ratio,'' ``circumference'' is in the glossary, but its definition, given in terms of ``perimeter,'' is not user-friendly for novices.) Geometry does not follow the format of earlier ``Science For Every Kid'' books as it presents chapters instead of one-page activities. The book has lots of white space and clear black-line diagrams. A survey of public libraries and bookstores found no competition. That could either mean that it fills a crying need, or that there's no demand for it at all.-Margaret Chatham, formerly at Smithtown Library, NY Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information.