Math can sometimes seem abstract with all its numbers and formulas, but math is everywhere and touches so many parts of our lives. Let’s see math concepts in the real world with these 12 fun experiments from Lai I-Wei, the experienced advocate behind Numeracy Lab.
Did you know pineapples grow according to the pattern of the Fibonacci series? Did you know that if you fold a piece of A4 paper in half, the ratio of the smaller rectangle would be the same as the bigger one? We can find math anywhere in our lives, it’s not just a series of abstract formulas or a headache-inducing subject at school.
With fun comics and hands-on experiments, the lessons in Numeracy Lab: 12 Real-Life Math Experiments help children build a concept of math that relates to their own life experiences. The questions at the end of each lesson also encourage children to think further about the concepts. In this book, author Lai I-Wei shares his own experiences in learning math, hoping to inspire the readers to think more and obtain the numeracy skills that could help them to make better judgments when faced with statistical information.