The Wonderful World of Mathematics Reading Schedule

The Wonderful World of Mathematics
by Lancelot Hogben
Other resources: Plan to look at the moon every single night for a month and draw it on a calendar or chart created for the purpose.
A biography of Sir Isaac Newton
A compass and protractor
The book Sir Comference
The movie Longitude (optional)
Timeline and world map (always add figures and events from your reading to an ongoing timeline, and always look up places on a map or globe).

For: Students from about 8-12. Younger students will need more help from you, older students should be able to do more independently (ideally).
Length: If you do one of the bubbled assignments each week, you should be done in about 24 weeks. It should be supplemental, not your math program, so this may be about right. I would suggest two days a week on one of the scheduled readings, to give the student time to linger over the material and illustrations.
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(Make sure you read all the captions and examine the illustrations as well as reading the text. The pages in this book are worth lingering over)
o Read to page nine. Tell me what you read about.
o Every night this month look at the moon and draw it on a calendar (make sure your drawing faces the same way the moon does).
o Cross off the dates of the month for each day you draw the moon)
o 1 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 ,17 ,18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 at the end of the month tell me what you discover. Meanwhile, continue:
o Read pages 10 and 11. Narrate to me.
o Read pages 12 and 13- narrate. practice with a compass and protractor finding right angles
o Read pages 14 and 15. Narrate. Look up plumb line in the concordance and read that Bible passage. Explain to me what it means.
o Read pages 16-19. Narrate to me.
o Read pages 20-21, narrate
o Read pages 22-23. Narrate. Try to make a Mesopotamian abacas with beads and grooves and work the math problem. Ask mom for help.
o Read pages 24, 25. Narrate. Read Sir Cumference. Narrate
o Read pages 26 -29. Narrate
o Read pages 30-33, tell me about some of the important ideas here.
o Read pages 34- 37, put one of these people on the timeline, and tell me about what you read.
o Read pages 38-39 *just the first column of page 39, narrate. Try to work the problem.
o Read pages 39 (column 2 ) to page 41. Narrate.
o Read to page 43. Narrate.
o Read 46-49. Narrate. Find Portugal on the map.
o Read pages 50-51, narrate.
o Read pages 52-55, narrate
o Read pages 56-59, narrate. Sometime this week watch the movie Longitude
o Read pages 60-61 Narrate.
o Read a biography of Isaac Newton (we have one)
o Read pages 62-65, narrate
o Read pages 66-67, Narrate
o Pick one topic from this book to research further- tell me the topic, and I will help with the research.

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