CRRL Kids: It's Elementary! Geometry for Grade School Students

Anno's Math Games III
Anno's Math Games III By Anno, Mitsumasa (Book - 1991 ) 793.7 An Available in some locations

Annotation:Games that guide learning about abstract thinking, circuitry, geometry, and topology.

The Book Bandit
The Book Bandit A Mystery With Geometry By Thielbar, Melinda (Book - 2011 ) 741.597 Th Available in some locations

Annotation:When the public library offers a prize for figuring out how a "book monster" sculpture was fit in through a small window in their Reader's Corner, the students of Sifu Faiza's Kung Fu School use geometry to solve the mystery.

Circles Fun Ideas for Getting A-round in Math By Ross, Catherine Sheldrick (Book - 1993 ) 516 Ro Available in some locations

Annotation:"Mathematics comes alive with Circles, a comic, full-color activity book. By playing with a flying disk, a geodesic dome, psychedelic designs, and more, kids teach themselves such concepts as pi, ellipses, and parabolas. Circles reveals the geometry of life in mazes, magic, pinwheels, pickles, and more."

Exploring Triangles: Paper-folding Geometry
Exploring Triangles: Paper-folding Geometry By Phillips, Jo McKeeby (Book - 1975 ) 516.15 Ph Available in some locations

Annotation:A few folds of paper reveal mysteries of the triangles.

Geometry Word Problems
Geometry Word Problems No Problem! By Wingard-Nelson, Rebecca (Book - 2011 ) 516 Wi Available in some locations

Annotation:"Presents a step-by-step guide to understanding word problems with geometry."

The Great Polygon Caper
The Great Polygon Caper By Schultz-Ferrell, Karren (Book - 2008 ) 516.15 Sc Available in some locations

Annotation:Mayor Lostis Marbles is back again and looking for more help in solving his problems. But now the superhero and problem solver is the fifteen-year-old, skateboard-riding Kent Clark, also known as Edge Master. The villains are the Shiftless gang, led by Shiftless Shereé, a mysterious woman with long, red fingernails, and her brother Ambrose Addemup. In a series of fictional episodes, Edge Master helps the hapless mayor solve problems involving angles, polygons, trinagles, quadrilaterals, squares, prisms, and pyramids. He also demonstrates how to calculate the volume of solid objects.

Groovy Geometry
Groovy Geometry Games and Activities That Make Math Easy and Fun By Long, Lynette (Book - 2003 ) 372.7 Lo Available in some locations

Annotation:"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!" Part of the Magical Math series.

Janice VanCleave's Geometry for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave's Geometry for Every Kid Easy Activities That Make Learning Geometry Fun By VanCleave, Janice Pratt (Book - 1994 ) 516 Va Available in some locations

Annotation:Introduces lines, angles, triangles, squares, polygons, circles, planes, area, and surface area.

Mummy Math
Mummy Math An Adventure in Geometry By Neuschwander, Cindy (Book - 2005 ) 516 Ne Available in some locations

Annotation:When the Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial site of an ancient pharaoh, Matt and Bibi are locked into an adventure they did not expect. Stuck inside a pyramid with only each other, their dog Riley, and geometric hieroglyphics to help them find their way, the twins must use their math knowledge to solve the riddles on the walls and locate the burial chamber. Luckily, the two know their stuff when it comes to geometric solids.

Paper Galaxy
Paper Galaxy Out-of-this-world Projects to Cut, Fold & Paste By Prins, M. D. (Book - 2007 ) 736.98 Pr All copies in use. Availability details

Annotation:Provides instructions for creating astronomy-themed paper projects, including different types of stars, a space station, and a martian.

Shape Up!
Shape Up! By Adler, David A. (Book - 1998 ) 516 Ad Available in some locations

Annotation:Uses cheese slices, pretzel sticks, a slice of bread, graph paper, a pencil, and more to introduce various polygons, flat shapes with varying numbers of straight sides.

Simple Science Experiments With Circles
Simple Science Experiments With Circles By Orii, Eiji (Book - 1989 ) 507.8 Or Available in some locations

Annotation:Presents experiments demonstrating properties of circles and loops made of cloth, paper, and string. Part of the series, Simple Science Experiments.

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone A Math Adventure By Neuschwander, Cindy (Book - 2003 ) 516 Ne Available in some locations

Annotation:Sir Cumference, Radius, and Sir Vertex search for Edgecalibur, the sword that King Arthur has hidden in a geometric solid. Part of a series.

Annotation:Help Robot Guy shoot down alien space ships by knowing every angle: obtuse, right, and acute.

Annotation:Dr. Math explains terms in geometry: types of angles, area and perimeter, polygons, geometric formulae, area and volume, spheres, and surface area. Questions to Dr. Math are answered by math students at colleges throughout the country.

Annotation:Links to flash cards, interactive geometry, online pattern blocks, java games with angles, and other math activities.

Annotation:CRRL patrons (grades 4 to 12) can get free help from skilled teachers at tutor.com. Hours are Sunday through Thursday, 3 pm to 10 pm.

Annotation:The basic polygons, triangle through octagon, illustrated. Includes examples of equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles.

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