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This Is Not Another Math Book

Author: Anna Weltman, Charlotte Milner (illustrator)
Lower Age: 9+
Website: http://myubam.com/p/5003/this-is-not-a-math-book
Price: $14.99
Year Added: 2017

Much like the first title in the series (This Is Not A Math Book), this interactive guide illustrates the connections between math and art and encourages children to work through math-based activities to show them how math can be more than sums and calculations. Each activity first offers direction and examples for how to complete the problem, then encourages the child to use what they learned to create a unique design of their own! The book allows children to learn different math skills and geometry concepts in the form of entertaining, creative activities, while encouraging children to apply their new knowledge to unique, personalized applications. In short, it promotes design and creative thinking while also helping the user to recognize patterns and apply mathematics to creating something new. This is Not Another Math Book promotes a basis of engineering thinking through mathematical applications to design work while giving children a chance to make something beautiful.

 

 

Engineering thinking and design practices the gift encourages children to do or learn about: Make observations, idea generation, create a prototype or process, recognize patterns, apply mathematics

 

Engineering text or context explicitly provided by the gift: NA

 

Additional practices and skills needed by engineers that were addressed by the gift: Spatial reasoning skills, creative thinking, design, logical thinking

 

 

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      • “This book encourages children to use mathematical skills and patterns to design new things. I like how it creates a basis for success in engineering by tying math and design together.”