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.
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.