This delightfully illustrated, classic 6th Grade reader recreates the atmosphere of ancient times.
This book reveals the first discoveries about elementary geometry related to the early civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Greece. The fabric of the story is woven out of archeological and historical records and legends about the major men of mathematics. By reconstructing the events as they might have happened, the author enables an attentive reader to easily follow the pattern of reasoning that leads to an ingenious proof of the Pythagorean theorem, an appreciation of the significance of the Golden Mean in art and architecture, and the construction of the five regular solids.
Author: Julia E. Diggins Age Range: Gr 6