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 →
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 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 →