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 shapes/colours books
Author: anon 
Date:   15-06-14 11:41

Hi, any recommendations for books suitable for a 4 year old that cover more advance shapes such as dodechahedrons, scalene triangles vs equilateral etc. The library keeps handing me ones with ovals as the advanced shape, or how to build a hexaflexagon, which I have to say we are not quite ready for.

Also books on the more advanced colours such as indigo, rose, etc - would I be better getting a colour chart from the paint shop? The only ones I have seen have got the made up factory names

Thanks

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 Re: shapes/colours books
Author: Louise 
Date:   15-06-14 20:42

Hi I'd be interested in this also. I have a 3 year old who is also obsessed with shapes. At the moment he wants to know the names of every shape with sides up to 20 so far. Although he has been talking about 100 sided shapes if there is such a thing :) I have found some printables on the enchanted learning site which may be of use in the absence of a book. Hope this helps, report back if you find anything also :)
Thx

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 Re: shapes/colours books
Author: anon 
Date:   15-06-14 21:49

Hi, if you don't mind making your own materials, the Montessori Print Shop has some printables which you can download and print at a small cost.

http://www.shop.montessoriprintshop.com/Geometric-Shapes-3-Part-Cards-MF-4.htm?categoryId=-1

http://www.shop.montessoriprintshop.com/searchquick-submit.sc?keywords=triangles

Cheers.

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 Re: shapes/colours books
Author: anon 
Date:   16-06-14 07:28

thanks for the Montessori tip

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 Re: shapes/colours books
Author: mpledger 
Date:   16-06-14 10:34

After a certain size** you just call them n-gon where n is the number of sides so the 100 sided shape is a 100-gon (see http://www.mathwords.com/n/n_gon.htm )

(** I don't know when )

Wikipedia has a good section on polygons which is quite interesting to introduce because most kids only see regular ones i.e. all internal angles are the same size, all side lengths are the same.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polygon

I don't think there is any limit on the number of sides of a polygon but you may like to introduce the idea that a regular polygon becomes indistinguishable from a circle as the number of sides increases.

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 Re: shapes/colours books
Author: SteavA4CL 
Date:   14-09-15 19:32

My children likes this application https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodsofttech.schoolcoloringbook They can paint and draw pictures. this coloring book is best for my children.

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 Re: shapes/colours books
Author: SteavA4CL 
Date:   23-12-15 03:34

My children and I likes this application https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.goodsofttech.coloringforadults They can paint and draw pictures. this coloring book is best for my children.

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