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Geometry

Books for Students

Pyramid
David Macaulay
Houghton Mifflin, 1975.
This book about the construction of the pyramids is invaluable in expanding students' understanding of geometry.

Castles
Rachel Wright
Franklin Watts, 1992.
Step-by-step color photographs describe the history of castles. Includes projects for making castles with cardboard or paper.

Challenging Optical Picture Puzzles
Irit Adler and Shem Levy
Shem Sterling Publishing, 1996.
Visual geometric puzzles challenge students to look at shapes carefully.

Janice VanCleave's Geometry for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Geometry Fun
Janice VanCleave
John Wiley & Sons, 1994.
Activities and projects explore angles, figures, circles, and area. Each problem cites a purpose, suggests procedures to use, and lists the materials needed.

Mosaic and Tessellated Patterns
John Scott Wilson
Dover Publications, 1983.
Presents the history of geometric patterns and guidelines for creating your own.

Piece by Piece! Mosaics of the Ancient World
Avi Avi-Yonah
Lerner Group, 1993.
Presents the history, art, and practice of mosaics, utilizing ancient and modern techniques, in an accessible way that will help students consider the connections between geometry and art.

Books for Families

Cut and Assemble 3-D Geometric Shapes
A.G. Smith
Dover Publications, 1986.
Offers instructions and diagrams for assembling ten, full-color complex geometric shapes.

Spectacular Mazes
Ulrich Koch
Dover Publications, 1993.
This title contains over thirty mazes to make from geometric patterns. Use it as a resource to find ways for students to extend their understanding of geometry.

Three-D Shapes
A.G. Smith
Dover Publications, 1989.
These easy-to-make, cut-and-paste basic geometric shapes are appropriate for a family or group of friends.

Reference Books for Teachers

Geometry and Spatial Sense
John Del Grande, et al.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1993.
Suggests activities that help students develop spatial sense and encourage exploration of geometry.

Tangrams. Grades 5-6
Cuisenaire Co. of America, 1996.
A guide to using tangrams in classrooms as a way to explore geometry and develop visualization skills.

Math World Literature

Angles Are Easy as Pie
Robert Froman
Crowell, 1976

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
Tana Hoban
Greenwillow Books, 1986

An Eye for Fractals: A Graphic and Photographic Essay
Michael McGuire
Addison Wesley, 1990

Geometry the Easy Way
Lawrence Leff
Barron's, 1990

Polyminoes: A Guide to Puzzles and Problems in Tiling
George Martin
Mathematical Association of America, 1991


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