Synopses & Reviews
Re-styled and featuring new, fun-to-do projects and color illustrations, this brand-new edition of Barron's Math Wizardry for Kids
demonstrates to young readers that numbers are fascinating to ponder, fun to calculate, and an important key to scientific understanding. Kids explore intriguing concepts, such as Fibonacci numbers, which dramatically express symmetries in the shapes and number patterns that we regularly encounter in plant life and other aspects of nature. Among the recommended activities for young readers that are presented new in this edition are experiments with time--
Methods for measuring the Earth's rotation Directions for making a sun dial to measure daylight hours Suggestions for experimenting with a time-telling pendulum
Additional fun projects include constructing ciphers and cracking codes, managing money, devising a stock market game, thinking like a computer, and many others. The authors' suggested tools for becoming a math wizard are simple and easily available. They include plenty of paper (including graph and construction paper), pencils, a ruler, a drawing compass, a directional compass, a protractor, a triangle, a simple calculator, a notebook for recording observations, and miscellaneous art supplies. Add them together with this fascinating book and the result equals hours of fun. Color illustrations throughout.
More than 200 puzzles, games, designs and projects bring out the magic of math. Here are fascinating codes, wonderful geometric designs with paper and string, number triangles that do all sorts of tricks, and plenty more. The emphasis is on fun, but the book is also great for classroom projects. A glossary, reading list, and full-color, how-to illustrations throughout.
This new, fun-filled edition of Barron"s Math Wizardry for Kids demonstrates to young readers that numbers are fascinating to ponder, fun to calculate, and the key to scientific understanding. Open this book and explore concepts, such as Fibonacci numbers, which dramatically express symmetries in the shapes and number patterns of plant life and other aspects of nature. You"ll also discover how to perform math-based experiments, create ciphers, use math principles to crack codes, devise a stock market game, and much more.
Design one-of-a-kind puzzles Send secret messages Prove you"re smarter than a computer Make a sundial to measure daylight hours Construct a time-telling pendulum
Math is both mind-expanding and fun'"and Math Wizardry for Kids is the book that proves it!
Hundreds of color illustrations
"This new edition of Math Wizardry for Kids
is designed to demonstrate to young readers that numbers are fascinating to ponder, fun to calculate, and the key to scientific understanding."
--The Education Digest
About the Author
Margaret Kenda is a writer specializing in creative, hands-on projects for children. Her books' subjects include science, math, geography, inventions, language, and cooking. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and holds a doctorate from the University of Iowa. She lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts.Phyllis S. Williams is the original co-author of Barron's Wizardry for Kids series of books. A graduate of Bates College and the University of Maine, she is a retired nurse and counselor. She lives in Bangor, Maine.