Junk Drawer Geometry: 50 Awesome Activities That Don’t Cost a Thing

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This book has projects with stuff you’d find in a junk drawer. I have read other books in this series, and I liked them. The topic of this book is geometry. I didn’t have as much fun doing the activities in this book.

There are three sections: Geometry Tools, Geometry Labs, and Fun Geometry Activities. My favorite is the last one. I liked the Mobius Strip activity and Circles into Squares activity. I like Tangrams and Tesselations. I’ve done them before.

I did not like making a pencil compass because it broke immediately. I liked making concentric circles with cardboard, a pushpin, and a pencil. Making the calipers was pretty successful. Making tools helps you learn math, when they work.

Some of the activities are hard to follow. Some are really easy and some are calculus. I was not able to follow the math behind it. I think this book is more for teachers.

Some things I had to find in our “junk drawer” were a power saw, a bathroom wall, and a lot of cereal boxes. I don’t think those are things you usually find in a junk drawer.

Overall, I think this book is good for adults, specifically teachers, but I wouldn’t recommend it to them.

Reviewed By:

Author Bobby Mercer
Star Count 2/5
Format Trade
Page Count 192 pages
Publisher Chicago Review Press
Publish Date 2018-Oct-02
ISBN 9780912777795
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Issue December 2018
Category Tweens


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