If your kids are anything like mine, doing math is a CHORE! They have such a hard time focusing on it and to be perfectly honest with you, I don’t quite get this whole Common Core thing- so I just can’t really help them much with it. It can become extremely frustrating after a few battles, right?
Then, along comes Cy Tymony with his latest book, “Sneaky Math: A Graphic Primer with Projects”– and suddenly, math is FUN (and easy) once again! From Cy’s website: www.sneakymath.com
Mathematics is one of the most dreaded topics people have to learn.
Best-selling Sneaky Uses for Everyday Things author and real-life MacGuyver inventor Cy Tymony has just released a new book that uses graphics and hands-on projects to make learning math easy and fun. Tymony takes the tough and turns it into triumph. He shows us how math is all around us through intriguing and easy projects, including 20 pass-along tools to complement math education programs.
Sneaky Math: A Graphic Primer with Projects is a unique do-it-yourself guidebook that uses fun, hands-on, build it at home projects made with everyday objects to teach yourself Fractions, Algebra, Geometry and Calculus and more.
“It’s easy to learn math when you build your own toys and devices,” says Tymony. “There are fun and practical ways to break through the mental blocks that keep one from understanding the basics.”
Each of these do-it-yourself creations uses simple everyday items from around the home to create accurate real-life tools you can use anywhere. Here is a sample of the amazing Math Gizmos you can create that focuses on one of the biggest math hurdles people encounter in school – fractions.
This book contains super easy, super FUN projects that you can create- making math a practical, applicable, useful tool- rather than something they feel like they’ll NEVER use- I thought that when I was their age- and they all think it now.
I highly recommend this for kids- and adults- who think that math isn’t applicable to their lives. You’ll find that before too long, you’ll be loving math- not dreading it!