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Janice VanCleave's Math for Every Kid: Easy Activities that Make Learning Math Fun

ISBN: 978-0-471-54265-0
224 pages
September 1991
Janice VanCleave
How long is the world's longest earthworm? How tall was a brachiosaurus? What's the average diameter of human hair? What's the circumference of the earth at the equator? Now you can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about math. Packed with illustrations, Math for Every Kid uses simple problems and activities to teach you about measurements, fractions, graphs, problem solving, and much more! Using activities that relate math to everyday life, this book will help you feel comfortable with math--right from the start. You'll make a sun clock, create a thermometer from a straw, race a paper boat, grow your own bean plant, and even play a game of ring the bottle. Each of the many problems and activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home. Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave: Astronomy for Every Kid Biology for Every Kid Chemistry for Every Kid Dinosaurs for Every Kid Earth Science for Every Kid Geography for Every Kid Geometry for Every Kid The Human Body for Every Kid Physics for Every Kid
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BASICS.

Fractions.

Fractional Parts.

Equivalents.

Averages.

Multiples.

MEASUREMENTS.

Centimeters.

Millimeters.

Perimeter.

Diameter of a Circle.

Circumference of a Circle.

Area of Rectangles and Squares.

Area of Triangles.

Area of Circles.

Surface Area.

Volume of Cubes and Rectangular Prisms.

Volume by Displacement.

Liquid Capacity.

Mass.

Weight.

Temperature.

GRAPHING.

Bar Graph.

Line Graph.

Pictograph.

Circle Graph.

Graphs.

GEOMETRY.

Angles.

Protractor.

Using a Protractor.

Polygons.

Symmetry.

Reflections.

Glossary.

Index.
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JANICE VANCLEAVE is a former school science teacher and a captivating presenter at museums, schools, and bookstores nationwide. She is the author of more than twenty other science books for children.
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