Books for Students
Houghton Mifflin, 1975.
This book about the construction of the pyramids is invaluable in expanding students' understanding of geometry.
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
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
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
Dover Publications, 1986.
Offers instructions and diagrams for assembling ten, full-color complex geometric shapes.
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.
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
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
Greenwillow Books, 1986
An Eye for Fractals: A Graphic and Photographic Essay
Addison Wesley, 1990
Geometry the Easy Way
Polyminoes: A Guide to Puzzles and Problems in Tiling
Mathematical Association of America, 1991
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