Math is the foundation of all sciences and key to understanding the world around us. Math Games Lab for Kids uses over fifty hands-on activities to make learning a variety of math concepts fun and easy for kids.
Make learning math fun by sharing these hands-on labs with your child. Math Games Lab for Kids presents more than 50 activities that incorporate coloring, drawing, games, and making shapes to make math more than just numbers. With Math Games Lab for Kids, kids can:
Explore geometry and topology by making prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Möbius strips.Build logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim.Draw and chart graphs to learn the language of connections.Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible.Create mind bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes.
And don’t worry about running to the store for expensive supplies! Everything needed to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house.
Math is more important than ever. Give your child a great experience and solid foundation with Math Games Lab for Kids.
More than 50 activities connected to mathematical concepts geometry, fractals, and tangrams, among others are explored through 37 "labs" that feature step-by-step instructions and photographs. The authors succinctly describe core concepts ("In topology, you can stretch, squeeze, or twist a shape without changing what kind of shape it is"), which are supplemented by sidebars that delve into the associated terminology, profile mathematicians, and suggest additional activities. Required materials are all readily available: in the opening pages, children can use gumdrops and toothpicks like Tinkertoys to build cubes, pyramids, and other three-dimensional structures; many projects need nothing more than pencil and paper. Removable paper templates are provided for some of the activities. Rapaport and Yoder make the projects accessible to readers of varying skill levels, whether they are learning about basic shapes or developing a more advanced understanding of mathematics. Ages 7 10.