I see a pattern here

Bruce Goldstone

Book - 2015

"Patterns are fascinating! They can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes! With stunning photographs that show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world, Bruce Goldstone reveals the secrets behind patterns--and gives you some fun ideas for making your own"--

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Children's Room j516.15/Goldstone Due Jul 9, 2022
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Published
New York : Henry Holt and Company 2015.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
Physical Description
32 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
ISBN
9780805092097
0805092099
Main Author
Bruce Goldstone (-)
Review by Booklist Reviews

This colorful book challenges readers to recognize patterns and to notice how they differ from one another. Using examples that include everyday objects, animals, and architectural elements, the text points out and briefly explains elements of patternmaking, such as translation, rotation, reflection, symmetry, scaling, and tessellation. Helpful photos illustrate patterns seen in the natural world and a variety of world cultures, from the hexagonal cells in a bee's hive to a mud cloth made in Mali to an ancient Greek tile mosaic. As in his previous math-themed books, including Great Estimations (2006), 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days (2010), and That's a Possibility! (2013), Goldstone shot many of the clearly reproduced color photographs that illustrate the concepts. Simplicity, order, and variety in layout give the book an inviting look. The final pages challenge readers to create their own patterns using plastic, interlocking blocks, hand-printed stamps on paper, or paper cutouts. A useful, attractive introduction to patterns. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

Having examined concepts like probability and estimation in previous books, Goldstone gives a thorough primer on the many forms patterns can take, the ways they are constructed, and the places—both natural and manmade—they can be found. Photographs of animals, textiles, architectural details, and more demonstrate different types of patterns, which Goldstone unpacks in direct, accessible language, as well as in "MathSpeak" sidebars that explain how rotation, scaling, and movement can establish patterns ("A tessellation covers a flat area with one or more shapes, leaving no overlaps and no gaps"). Readers will be hard pressed not to search for patterns everywhere they look after finishing this one. Ages 7–10. (Mar.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 2–4—This attractive picture book is a colorful addition for general collections but can be used to expand a math or social studies library. Relying on a conversational tone and using relatable examples from a wide variety of cultures, the author draws in readers easily as he discusses concepts related to patterns while also tying in social studies, nature, and math vocabulary. Strategically placed questions ("What flips can you find in these patterns?") will engage kids further (an answer key is included at the end). Children are introduced to a wide variety of concepts: math-related ones, such as symmetry and reflection, as well as those that are tied to specific cultures—African mud cloths or the Pantheon's dome in Rome. Bold, striking photographs of everyday objects, such as tiles, mosaics, bee hives, animals, cars, cathedrals, and seashells are used to support the text. Informational text boxes titled "MathSpeak" provide greater detail throughout on topics such as symmetry and scaling. An excellent overview.—Tracey Wong, P.S. 54/Fordham Bedford Academy, Bronx, NY [Page 147]. (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

An introduction to the ubiquitous and aesthetic world of patterns reveals less-recognized examples while showcasing a diverse, colorful array of patterns from nature and art, and offering suggestions for how children can make patterns of their own.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Reveals less-recognized examples of patterns while showcasing diverse, colorful arrays from nature and art, and offers suggestions for how children can make patterns of their own.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

"Patterns are fascinating! They can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes! With stunning photographs that show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world, Bruce Goldstone reveals the secrets behind patterns--and gives you some fun ideas for making your own"--

Review by Publisher Summary 4

Patterns are fascinating! They can be so beautiful that people come from all over the world to see them, or so familiar you hardly notice them. They appear everywhere: beehives, dinner plates, even the bottoms of your shoes! With stunning photographs that show diverse examples from nature and artwork around the world, Bruce Goldstone reveals the secrets behind patterns—and gives you some fun ideas for making your own.This title has Common Core connections.