String, Straightedge and Shadow
,Viking Press, 1965
This book was written for students of middle school age. The Egyptians and the Greeks are featured in it, as well as Pythagoras and others. As the title suggests, the methods of geometry, without the aid of measuring devices, are the main idea throughout the book.
Freeman, Mae & Ira,
Fun with Figures
, Random House, New York, 1946
Also written for middle schoolers. Don’t let the date of publication fool you. All of the activities included in this book are relevant to the principles of basic geometry that middle school students will enjoy.
Angles Are As Easy As Pie
, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd., Toronto, 1975
Written for younger children, yet this book contains ideas that coincide with the work of this unit. Recommended for the student who has a reading problem, or the student who needs to see the material presented in a different form.
Rubber Bands, Baseballs and Doughnuts
,Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Toronto, 1975
This book is on topology, “rubber sheet geometry.” The book appears to be “babyish”, yet contains some heavyweight concepts.
Of Men and Numbers
, Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1961
This book contains the biographies of ancient mathematicians, as well as stories of great mathematicians through the early 20th century.
Right Angles: Paper Folding Geometry
, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd, 1972
Contains many fantastic exercises that give students practice with many of the skills of this unit and more.
An Adventure in Geometry
, Viking Press, New York, 1957
This is a good book on the basics of geometry, written for grades of middle school. Every student should read it. The book gives the reader a clear understanding of geometry in our daily lives.
, Fitzhenry & Whiteside, Ltd., 1974
Written for younger students, yet contains most of the ideas related to shapes, proportion and size.