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Time-Travel Math: An Advanced Geometry Adventure (Grades 4-5)


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Author: Amy Bernstein
Product Code: 4137
ISBN: 978-1-59363-413-1
Pages: 152
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How can we use math to draw human figures with the right proportions? Can math help us to create beautiful and enduring works of art? What can we learn from the ancient Egyptians about area and perimeter? These are some of the questions that students will ponder as they travel back in time with fictional math whizzes, Harriet and Thomas, and join Leonardo da Vinci, Dutch artist M. C. Escher, and ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep, on a quest to answer a timeless riddle: How can we solve everyday problems using math?

Time-Travel Math takes an innovative approach to teaching gifted math students advanced geometry concepts by weaving an adventure-filled story with entertaining practice problems that require deep mathematical thinking. Students will engage in advanced abstract inquiry and will explore new geometry topics such as ratios, angles, regular polygons, symmetry, and area through a combination of challenging written worksheets and hands-on activities. Time-Travel Math includes fully reproducible worksheets that students can use individually or in groups, as well as detailed rubrics for teachers.

Grades 4–5

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Review by: Emily Hendricks, Teaching Children Mathematics (National Council of Teachers of Mathematics) - December 1, 2010
Designed for students with high mathematics ability, this book weaves time-travel storytelling with challenging geometry problems. By closely examining the achievements of Leonardo da Vinci's rendering of the human figure, M.C. Escher's geometry-based art, and Imhotep's Great Pyramid for the Pharoah Djoser, students strengthen their critical thinking, spatial visualization, abstract reasoning, and problem-solving skills in a new way.
Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - California Bookwatch - December 17, 2010
Time-Travel Math: An Advanced Geometry Adventure for Grades 4–5 offers a fine set of insights on geometry concepts and teaches how to use geometry to tackle fun math mysteries. From using math to draw human figures with the right proportions and creating works of art to learning about perimeter from ancient Egypt, this ties in history and math for teachers interested in creating unusual, involving learning plans for kids under-challenged by the usual math approaches.
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by Dawn
on 1/12/2013
G/T teacher Grades 3-5
What an incredible book! Extremely creative & totally interdisciplinary. If there were a series, I'd buy the entire thing!
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