Math Games Lab for Kids

24 Fun, Hands-On Activities for Learning with Shapes, Puzzles, and Games

Math Games Lab for Kids
$24.99 / £16.99
Author:
Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631592522
Publisher: Quarry Books
Series: Lab for Kids
Buy from an Online Retailer
We do not sell books through our website in the UK.
Please use the links below to buy from online retailers
US:
            
UK:
            
CA:
      
AU:
   

Description

Math is the foundation of all sciences and key to understanding the world around us. Math Games Lab for Kids shares more than 50 hands-on activities that make learning about math fun by drawing and building shapes, solving puzzles, and playing games.

Have fun:

  • exploring geometry and topology by making prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Möbius strips.
  • building logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim.
  • drawing and charting graphs to learn the language of connections.
  • discovering how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible.
  • creating mind bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes.

Everything you need to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house. Learn to think like a mathematician—see how much you'll discover!

The popular Lab for Kids series features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, clay, geology, energy, and even how to create your own circus—all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The labs can be used as singular projects or as part of a yearlong curriculum of experiential learning. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Lab for Kids.

The author

Rebecca Rapoport holds degrees in mathematics from Harvard University and Michigan State. From her first job out of college, as one of the pioneers of Harvard’s Internet education offerings, she has been passionate about encouraging her love for math in others. As an early contributor to both retail giant Amazon.com and Akamai Technologies, the number one firm in cloud computing, Rapoport played a key role in several elements of the Internet revolution. She then returned to her first love, education, as an innovator of new methods to introduce children and adults to the critically important world of STEAM education as COO of an enrichment center dedicated to helping kids explore the creative side of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, and is currently developing and teaching innovative math curricula in the Boston area. Rapoport is also the co-author of Math Games Lab for Kids (published by Quarry Books), a book of fun, hands-on math activities designed to introduce elementary and middle-school students to several areas of higher math; and the calendars Mathematics 2020: Your Daily Epsilon of Math, Mathematics 2019: Your Daily Epsilon of Math, and The Mathematics Calendar 2018, all published by Rock Point. She has an Erdös number of 2.

J.A. Yoder is an educator and engineer who has a lifetime love of puzzles and patterns. Her educational philosophy is that hands-on creative work is both the most fun and the most effective way to learn. She developed and taught the original hands-on-math lessons for an after-school program that eventually inspired this book. Some of her happiest memories come from "eureka moments"—either from learning something that makes a dozen other things suddenly make sense, or the sense of accomplishment that comes from solving a clever puzzle. The only thing better is sharing this joy with others.

Reader reviews

Specs

Format: Paperback / softback, 144 Pages
ISBN: 9781631592522
Illustrations: 200 color photos
Size: 8.5 in x 8.5 in / 215.9 mm x 215.9 mm
Published:

You might also be interested in

Empowered Mama: Downloadable Self-Care Worksheet
Part of being a good mom is making sure to take time for yourself. Take this self-care pledge from Empowered Mama and download the self-care worksheet below!  If I asked you to do something today to give yourself a recharge break, would you be all in, diving in with both feet to make it happen? ...
Read More >
Mommy Hacks: How to Save 10 Minutes Every Day
As a mom, there’s never enough hours in a day. It may feel like you are always looking for ways to save time or relax more. It may be hard to find time for you. Below is a list of some ideas to help you save a few minutes each day. Some of them might be easier than ...
Read More >
Abundance Crystal Grid
Clear away negative energy this holiday season with this Abundance Grid from Judy Hall’s new book, The Ultimate Guide to Crystal Grids. A spiral draws energy into a stagnant situation or clears away negative energy. So if your finances are floundering and you need an infusion of cash, use a spiral grid to clear away ...
Read More >
See More Posts