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.
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.