Big Ideas for Small Mathematicians

Big Ideas for Small Mathematicians

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

Book - 2003
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This hands-on math activity book introduces "big" and sophisticated mathematical ideas, such as fractals and infinity, to children in an interactive and comprehensible way, piquing their interest in math before negative attitudes or fears can set in. Ideal for use as an elementary mathematics enrichment program, as curriculum in the regular classroom, or as a home enrichment or homeschool program, it contains 22 intriguing activities covering a wide range of math content and skills. Teachers and parents are given an overview of the activity and its background content in a low-key, friendly way. A list of helpful terms specific to each activity encourages teachers to introduce the vocabulary of math to students, and step-by-step procedures for each activity are laid out. Reproducible activity sheets for students lead them through a process of engaged inquiry with plenty of tips along the way. Projects include "Suncatcher Fractions," "Kaleidoscopes," and "The Ant's Path."
Publisher: Tucson, Ariz. : Zephyr Press, c2003
ISBN: 9781569761557
Branch Call Number: J 372.7 Kaj 3558jv 1
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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