A new picture book biography on Sophie Germain, a female mathematician who solved an impossible problem.
I will admit, I loved math as a kid. Wait, I loved math after I finally mastered borrowing - for some unknown reason, that was a major challenge for me, enough so that I remember it 30+ years later. But algebra, loved it. So I want my kids to feel comfortable with math and to … Continue reading Picture Books that Make Math Fun
As an adult who is obsessed with books, I don't often pay that much attention to how books are categorized by the publishing companies. Young adult books have long been on my radar with no remorse. I will admit, however, that until recently, I hadn't picked up a ton of middle-grade books and read them … Continue reading The Lemonade War – A subtle way to teach about conflicts, resolutions, math and business
The Boy Who Loved Math is an unusual biography of Paul Erdos, an eccentric mathematician who grew up in Budapest during WWI. His mother was a math teacher and he was extraordinarily comfortable with numbers. As a child, he wasn't comfortable with much of anything else, but math made sense to him and helped put order … Continue reading the boy who loved math