Saturday, September 24, 2011

Photos for Playing With Math

Do you have a good, crisp mathy photo that you took yourself? Would you like to see it (with credit to you, either by name or by reference to your mathy blog) in the upcoming book Playing With Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and the Internet?

If so, send it to mathanthologyeditor at gmail (that's me), along with this statement. "I took this photo, and I give permission to Sue VanHattum to publish it in Playing With Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and the Internet." Also include your preferred credit line. Your email should include the word 'photos' in the subject line.

We'll do a random drawing from all the people who send photos we decide to use, and give a free copy of the book to one person from the list. (If there are more than 30 people on that list, we'll send out 2 copies of the book.)

If you're not one of the 35 authors, or 18 volunteer editors, this is your chance to join in on the creation of this fabulous book.

What do you think?


  1. I recommend asking some people who are well-known geometers or math performers or math popularizers and see if you can get some really top-quality stuff.

    I'm thinking of Ivars Peterson ( most of all, but also people like Tom Banchoff and our own Karl Schaffer of mathdance, for example.

  2. Pissedoffteeacher takes great pictures.

  3. @Josh: I'm thinking that most people would give their photos for free, because being in a book is exciting, and it can be publicity for their blog. I don't think these people need that.

    I'm glad you think they might be interested, though. Do they all 3 know you? Is it a good opener to mention that you suggested I contact them?

    @mathematicamama: Hmm, I went to her blog and saw lots of pictures, but I wasn't seeing the mathy ones. Could you point me to a few?

  4. I just love this picture here of the girls and the pattern blocks.

  5. Thanks, Jason. That's a lovely photo. I've emailed Dan.


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