Saturday, August 31, 2013

Cool Structures

Cool Structures: Creative Activities that Make Math & Science Fun for Kids!
By Anders Hanson and Elissa Mann
ABDO Publishing Company, 2014. 32 pages.

Cool Structures does the unique job of supplementing your child's math education while also satisfying their creative energy. It has fun projects, like building a Popsicle stick bridge; here, the authors use principles like parallels, diagonals, and triangles to demonstrate the science behind bridge architecture. I love the combination of hands-on work with easy to understand math rules. The projects are best suited to children 8 and up, who are more dextrous- think origami-level precision and patience. Check out the other titles in the Creative Activities series for more math and science fun!

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