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Groovy Geometry: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun

Groovy Geometry: Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun

Lynette Long

ISBN: 978-0-471-46265-1

May 2003

128 pages

$9.99

Description

Don't Just Learn Geometry...Master It!

Brimming with fun and educational games and activities, the Magical Math series provides everything you need to know to become a master of mathematics! In each of these books, Lynette Long uses her unique style to help you truly understand mathematical concepts as you use common objects such as playing cards, dice, coins, and every mathematician's basic tools: paper and pencil.

Inside Groovy Geometry, you'll find all the geometry basics, plus information on how to figure out the height of any object from its shadow, find distances ""as the crow flies,"" estimate the area of any space, and much more. While you play the Name Game and Rectangle Race, you'll learn how to draw, measure, and identify different kinds of angles, triangles, and quadrilaterals. And with fun activities like Bull's Eye and Pizza Party, you'll practice plotting coordinate points on a graph and measuring the area and diameter of a circle. Most important, you'll have a great time doing it!

So why wait? Jump right in and find out how easy it is to become a mathematics master!
PART I: THE MAGIC OF GEOMETRY.

PART II: ANGLES.

Measure Up.

Draw It!

Name Game.

Angle Pairs.

Color by Angles.

Perpendicular Numbers.

Right Angle Scavenger Hunt.

PART III: TRIANGLES.

Triangle Collage.

Triangle Memory.

Triangle Angles.

Outside the Triangle.

Triangle Area.

Two the Same.

How Tall?

Perfect Squares.

Pythagorean Proof.

PART IV: QUADRILATERALS.

Crazy About Quadrilaterals.

Quadrilateral Angles.

String Shapes.

Double It!

Rectangle Race.

Parallelogram Presto Change-O.

Pattern Blocks.

Shape Storybook.

PART V: CIRCLES.

Around and Around.

Finding Pi.

Bicycle Odometer.

Circle Area.

Pizza Party.

Central Angles.

PART VI: SOLIDS.

Solid Shapes.

Cereal Surfaces.

Cylinder Surfaces.

Cube Construction.

Volume of a Cylinder.

Building Blocks.

PART VII: ODDS AND ENDS.

Shape Comparison.

Bull's Eye.

Mystery Picture.

Number Symmetry.

Geometry Master Certificate.

Index.