Review by: Ann Sumpter, Learning Resources for Successful Teaching - September 1, 2010
Looking for construction instruction? This the book for you! It teaches students how to accurately draw everything from equilateral triangles to hexagons, dodecagons, parallelograms, and golden rectangles.
Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - April 17, 2010
Hands-On Geometry: Constructions with a Straightedge and Compass is an educational resource for math teachers with students in grades 4–6, featuring challenging drawing projects meant to be completed with a simple straightedge and compass. From equilateral triangles to squares, regular hexagons, octagons, dodecagons, parallelograms, regular pentagons, golden rectangles, and more, geometry students will get a hands-on appreciation for the laws that govern these shapes and the opportunity to internalize basic mathematical principles in more than one way. The ready-to-use, reproducible activities are an excellent supplement to any geometry teacher's course work, making Hands-On Geometry highly recommended for grade school mathematics classrooms everywhere.
Review by: Cynthia West, Our Journey Westward - April 1, 2010
I continue to be impressed by the materials Prufrock Press sends me for review . . . Using only a compass and a straight edge, the seven chapters of this book take your children through geometric 2-dimensional constructions. They learn how to correctly create perpendiculars, parallels, kites, triangles, quadrilaterals and more . . . The directions were so clear that it didn't matter that I never remembered doing this even in high school geometry. If only geometry HAD been this "hands-on" in high school, I might have enjoyed it more! But this isn't even intended for high schoolers! It's written for upper elementary and middle school children.