"Math Made Easy" Workbook Review

07 April 2015 | Flo | | Workbooks

"Math Made Easy" is a series of workbooks for the elementary school student. They have 6 books, one for each grade from Kindergarten to the 5th grade. These workbooks are great to use over the summer as they compile everything from your previous grade into practice problems and reviews skills they learned in school.

 

"Math Doesn't Suck" by Danica McKellar

07 April 2015 | Flo | | Book Reviews

Best known for her roles as Winnie Cooper on The Wonder Years and Elsie Snuffin on The West Wing, Danica McKellar also graduated in math. She went on to educate and encourage girls about math. She wrote four books, to encourage middle and high school students to succeed in math. She has a BIG focus on girls in math, and includes "smart girls" resources, tips and tricks for homework and tests and inspiring stories from Danica and girls who read her books.

 

Hexaflexagons

07 April 2015 | Flo | | Puzzles and Games

 In 1939, Arthur Stone created the HEXAFLEXAGON. Stone really did come from England, his new American paper was too wide for his old English binder, so he cut the edge off. Fiddling with strips of paper, he made the hexaflexagon. 

A hexaflexagon is made up of equilateral triangles, and only equilateral triangles will work. Depending on how many triangles you use, equilateral triangles create a series of endless combinations.