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

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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.

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