Book Review: Math Lab

Disclaimer: I received a book to review. All opinions are my own. 

I have to be honest for a moment. I have never liked math. All through middle school, high school, and college, I would dread my math classes. It wasn't that I couldn't do it. It just wasn't as easy for me to understand as other things were. My family consists of math geniuses and they couldn't understand I wouldn't be able to understand a concept, but I couldn't. I think in moving so much as a child, I may have missed some fundamental lessons that made math a little harder for me. However, all of that is behind me. When it comes to teaching the kids, I actually love math. I love creating lessons, games, and get excited to teach new concepts. When I was asked to review this book, I gladly took the opportunity.

Make learning math fun by sharing these hands-on labs with your child. Math Lab for Kids presents more than 50 activities that incorporate coloring, drawing, games, and items like prisms to make math more than just numbers. With Math Lab for Kids, kids can:

  • Explore geometry and topology with hands-on examples like prisms, antiprisms, Platonic solids, and Möbius strips.
  • Build logic skills by playing and strategizing through tangrams, toothpick puzzles, and the game of Nim.
  • Draw graphs to learn the language of connections.
  • Discover how to color maps like a mathematician by using the fewest colors possible.
  • Create mind-bending fractals with straight lines and repeat shapes.

And don't worry about running to the store for expensive supplies! Everything needed to complete the activities can be found in the book or around the house. Math is more important in schools than ever. Give your children a great experience and solid foundation.

This book is so much fun and I cannot wait to actually use it in my math curriculum. I plan to take a different lesson each Friday and use it for our math lesson. I think the kids would really enjoy that and show them that math really is fun. I will most likely be using this book for years to come within my math curriculum. It was an honor to have the chance to review this book and I think it is one that all homeschool families should invest in.

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