For many children, geometry is best understood as a hands-on subject. What better way to explore concepts such as area, perimeter, and volume than actually measuring area, perimeter, and volume? With this handy resource, children will build polygons out of pipe cleaners and flexible drinking straws, explore Mobius strips made from index cards, and model the Pythagorean Theorem using cheese crackers. These activities and more can be found in Junk Drawer Geometry, which demonstrates that you don't need high-tech equipment to comprehend math concepts—just what you can find around the house or in your recycling bin.
Educator Bobby Mercer provides readers with 50 creative geometry project ideas for engaged learning. Each activity includes a materials list and detailed, step-by-step, instructions with illustrations. The projects introduced here include ideas on how to modify the lessons for different age groups, allowing anyone teaching children to use this to excite any classroom. Educators and parents will find this title a handy resource to teach children problem-solving skills and applied geometry, all while having a lot of fun.