A beautiful hands-on approach to geometry.
Donna remembers the wonder of doing projects like these when she was a girl in Waldorf school. Not especially keen on math, she came to life at the wonder of straight line forming the elegant curve of a parabola.
This beautiful book is an essential part of our 7th grade curriculum; and can also be used in 8th grade. Indeed, high school students who have never had the opportunity to make such creations would do well to experience this now. And then they can perhaps work with the sections on programming computers to make such patterns.
For most students experience of creating the various forms is sufficient. For those advanced in math (and again, for those in high school) the book provides mathematical proofs for some of the geometric shapes.
The book is lavishly illustrated and the step-by-step directions are very clear. There is a discussion of materials, of what to do with one’s creations and a selection of templates are included in the back.
96 pages, paperback