Discover how maths can be artistic and art can be mathematical with this awesome activity book, full of fun drawing challenges with a mathematical basis. Amazing patterns with a mathematical essence will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. Learn incredible maths facts as you draw the beautiful designs. From simple geometric patterns to fascinating fractal art, to awesome anamorphic art, and cool celtic knots, discover the beauty in maths, and the maths in beauty. Left-brain and right-brain come together to create fantastic maths art!
Math and art, as different as night and day, right? Wrong! This is Not a Math Book shows how math can be beautiful and art can be numerical. Amazing patterns with a mathematical basis will be revealed as you follow the simple activity instructions. And you'll learn incredible math facts as you draw the beautiful designs. A real eye-opener for kids of all ages with an artistic bent who think that math is dry and boring, while math enthusiasts will discover new ways to be creative.
Discover the art of science with this innovative and ingenious activity book, packed with creative projects and fun drawing challenges. This is Not a Science Book develops science knowledge by stealth, through drawing, sketching, making, and coloring. From mapping out bones in the body, building amazing spinning rotocopters, and brilliant brain puzzles, to monitoring the movements of the moon, taking a close-up look at creepy-crawlies, plus incredible optical illusions you can make yourself, the stimulating activities will get brains ticking and pens scribbling.
Inspires and encourages interest in art and math; perfect for use in both the classroom and at home; includes cross-cirriculum STEM opportunities.Discover the clever craft behind the beautiful numbers and patterns of math with Anna Weltman's This is Not Another Math Book, full of fun drawing challenges based on math tricks and rules. Kids learn incredible math facts as they complete the beautiful designs.
This resource comprises a collection of accessible, flexible, tried-and-tested activities for use with people in a range of care settings, to help them explore their knowledge of themselves and to make sense of their experiences. Among the issues addressed by the activities are exploring physical changes, emotional trauma, interpersonal problems and spiritual dilemmas. Featuring individual and group activities of varying difficulty, including card making, painting to music, meditation, and body mapping, it also includes real-life anecdotes that bring the techniques to life. The Expressive Arts Activity Book is full of fun, easy, creative ideas for workers in hospitals, clinics, schools, hospices, spiritual and religious settings, and in private practice.
A journal quite unlike any other, this beautifully illustrated activity book invites children to record a year of their life by filling in the 365 quirky drawing and writing exercises one for each day of the year. The entries are quick, fun, and imaginative, including draw a scene that happened today, but give the people animal heads, write down every feeling you remember feeling today, and simply sum up today in a single word. Upon completion of the journal, children will have an amusing and diverse creative diary to treasure for years to come.
The Science of Patterns: The Search for Order in Life, Mind and the Universe
Author: Keith Devlin
To most people, mathematics means working with numbers. But as Keith Devlin shows in Mathematics: The Science of Patterns, this definition has been out of date for nearly 2,500 years. Mathematicians now see their work as the study of patterns—real or imagined, visual or mental, arising from the natural world or from within the human mind. Using this basic definition as his central theme, Devlin explores the patterns of counting, measuring, reasoning, motion, shape, position, and prediction, revealing the powerful influence mathematics has over our perception of reality. Interweaving historical highlights and current developments, and using a minimum of formulas, Devlin celebrates the precision, purity, and elegance of mathematics.
New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar is back with a fun and accessible introduction to the essentials of math. Addition and subtraction are as easy as 1 + 2 = 3 in this funny and educational book that will have readers embracing math instead of fearing it. Finally, a FUN book to read with kids that helps bridge the gap between what's being taught in school and how today's parents learned math back in the day. Giggle your way through entertaining lessons on addition and subtraction involving muffins, turkey sandwiches, kittens, googly eyes, and more! Actress, math whiz, and New York Times bestselling author Danica McKellar uses her proven math techniques to give children the solid grasp of addition and subtraction that will be key to their success and unlock their potential in the classroom and beyond! You will WANT to open this math book!
'Here are some great ideas here to help parents switch their kids on to maths. Just getting children to appreciate that maths is part of everyday life can have a massive positive impact – and this book shows you how!' Mike Ellicock, Chief Executive, National Numeracy Need some help with addition? Play a game of Salute Having trouble with times tables? Try Times Table Donk Floundering with fractions? Get creative cutting up the toast with your kids at breakfast Busy mums or dads are crying out for quick and easy ways to help their children with primary school maths and beyond. Here are 101 simple tips, games and activities to make practising maths as engaging and enjoyable as possible, for you and your child. All can be incorporated into the everyday routine – at home and on the go – with minimal fuss and no expensive kit – helping children have fun with numbers. Indeed, most of the time they won’t even realise that maths is involved. Sneaky! Areas covered include, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, ratio and proportion, telling the time, estimation, measurement, geometry and shapes, with an emphasis on problem solving throughout.
A perfect introduction to funny games for young children(of 4 years+). It is an ideal book to prepare them for school and complements their work at kindergarten. Children learn to count from 1 to 10, and to read and write while playing. There are wonderful colored pictures on every page: children are invited to spot the differences, put together, circle around, count, add, subtract, observe, color after breaking the color code, write following a pattern, etc.
Gender, Race, and Our Cultural Understanding of Mathematics
Author: Sara N. Hottinger
Publisher: SUNY Press
Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field. Where and how do we, as a culture, get our ideas about mathematics and about who can engage with mathematical knowledge? Sara N. Hottinger uses a cultural studies approach to address how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field. She considers four locations in which representations of mathematics contribute to our cultural understanding of mathematics: mathematics textbooks, the history of mathematics, portraits of mathematicians, and the field of ethnomathematics. Hottinger examines how these discourses shape mathematical subjectivity by limiting the way some groups—including women and people of color—are able to see themselves as practitioners of math. Inventing the Mathematician provides a blueprint for how to engage in a deconstructive project, revealing the limited and problematic nature of the normative construction of mathematical subjectivity.
This is a cultural history of mathematics and art, from antiquity to the present. Mathematicians and artists have long been on a quest to understand the physical world they see before them and the abstract objects they know by thought alone. Taking readers on a tour of the practice of mathematics and the philosophical ideas that drive the discipline, Lynn Gamwell points out the important ways mathematical concepts have been expressed by artists. Sumptuous illustrations of artworks and cogent math diagrams are featured in Gamwell’s comprehensive exploration. Gamwell begins by describing mathematics from antiquity to the Enlightenment, including Greek, Islamic, and Asian mathematics. Then focusing on modern culture, Gamwell traces mathematicians’ search for the foundations of their science, such as David Hilbert’s conception of mathematics as an arrangement of meaning-free signs, as well as artists’ search for the essence of their craft, such as Aleksandr Rodchenko’s monochrome paintings. She shows that self-reflection is inherent to the practice of both modern mathematics and art, and that this introspection points to a deep resonance between the two fields: Kurt Gödel posed questions about the nature of mathematics in the language of mathematics and Jasper Johns asked “What is art?” in the vocabulary of art. Throughout, Gamwell describes the personalities and cultural environments of a multitude of mathematicians and artists, from Gottlob Frege and Benoît Mandelbrot to Max Bill and Xu Bing. Mathematics and Art demonstrates how mathematical ideas are embodied in the visual arts and will enlighten all who are interested in the complex intellectual pursuits, personalities, and cultural settings that connect these vast disciplines.
"Code is the 21st century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABCs of Programming is imminent." --Linda Liukas Meet Ruby--a small girl with a huge imagination. In Ruby's world anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When her dad asks her to find five hidden gems Ruby is determined to solve the puzzle with the help of her new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots. As Ruby stomps around her world kids will be introduced to the basic concepts behind coding and programming through storytelling. Learn how to break big problems into small problems, repeat tasks, look for patterns, create step-by-step plans, and think outside the box. With hands-on activities included in every chapter, future coders will be thrilled to put their own imaginations to work.
An introduction to such mathematical concepts as patterns, composition and symmetry explains mathematical properties that can be found in art through the story of a young boy who, with his family, explores hidden and visible mathematical elements in famous masterpieces.
Now available in a new edition, this unique book allows kids to interactively explore the world's great masterpieces through games, puzzles, coloring, and other activities. What better way to learn about art than to create your own masterpiece alongside another, find hidden details that add to an understanding of the artwork, read fascinating stories about how the work came to be created, or take an entertaining quiz that leads to a deeper appreciation of techniques and themes. This beautifully designed activity book introduces children to many of the world's greatest artworks--ranging from African masks and Japanese prints to European paintings and modern art. Hands-on projects are sure to spark children's imaginations while imparting important knowledge that will serve them well as they grow older. The book is perfect for all kinds of drawing and the exquisite reproductions will impress kids of all ages. Whether used at home or in a classroom, this engaging and enriching book will delight children, their parents, and teachers with its endless opportunities to create and learn about art.