*Playing With Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and the Internet*. We don't have a publisher yet, but I'm still hopeful. I'm pulling together material from about 20 different people who help students learn math in innovative ways. I think it's pretty exciting.

I thought I'd mention the book just so you all know I haven't gone away. (I'm also working on a book review to post here. I hope to get that out soon.)

Here's a current draft of the table of contents. If I've asked you if I can use your blog post in the book, and you don't see it, don't worry, I still have to get that part organized. After the table of contents are some questions I have for my readers.

**[draft] Contents**

Preface 4

Introduction 6

**Section 1. Math Circles, Clubs, Centers, Salons, and Festivals**

Section Introduction 13

Sue VanHattum, Richmond Math Salon

Julia Brodsky, The Art of Inquiry: A Math Circle for Young Children Jamylle Carter, The Oakland Math Circle: A First Iteration

Maria Droujkova, One Day At the Math Club

Amanda Serenevy, Riverbend Community Math Center

Mary O’Keeffe, Creation of the Albany Area Math Circle: Great Circles Conference 2009

Colleen King, The Game of Math

Nancy Blachman, Inspiring Mathematical Interest: The Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

Bob and Ellen Kaplan, Letters to a Young Student

A Young Voice:

**Section 2. Homeschoolers**

Section Introduction 35

Julie Brennan, Learning As We Go 36

Holly Graff, One and a Quarter Pizzas: An Unschooling Adventure 46

Pam Sorooshian, Radically Sensible Ideas 50

Sue VanHattum, Recommendations (needs a title)

A Young Voice: Lavinia Karl, An Unschooler Goes to College

**Section 3. The World Online**

Section Introduction 58

Maria Droujkova, Making a Math-friendly Internet [not yet written]

Denise Gaskins, Let’s Play Math [hoping to interview]

Colleen King, The Game of Math Goes Online 59

Rebecca Zook, Zook Tutoring blog [post yet to be selected]

Kate Nowak, Blogging towards better teaching 63

A young voice:

**Section 4. Classrooms**

Section Introduction 67

Alison Blank, Math Is Not Linear

Chris Shore, Textbook Free: Kicking the Habit 68

Dan Meyer, Be Less Helpful

Ed Cruz [not yet written]A young voice? [Algebra Project students?]

**Section 5. Diversity and other Public Policy Issues**

Section Introduction 77

Patricia Kenschaft, Racial Equity Requires Teaching Elementary School Teachers More Mathematics

Danny Martin, Students’ Mathematical Identities [not completed] 84

Sue VanHattum, Girls and Women, Doing Math [not completed]

Melanie Hayes, Learning From My Kids: Letting Gifted Children Bloom 87

Recommendations: Bringing Passion into the Classroom [not completed]

Resources/Appendices

A Collection of Puzzles & Problems 97

Jonathan, jd2718 blog, A Little Math Magic 98

Bibliography 99

Part 1. Fun Math Books For All Ages

Part 2. Recommended Books About the Teaching and Learning of Math

Part 3. References

Finding or creating local math alternatives

A note on online sites

Author Biographies 103

**Questions:**

- How's it looking?
- What's missing?
- Do you know a young person who might be interested in writing a short piece for the end of the classrooms section? (I may need someone for the Internet and Math Circle sections too.)
- Anything else you want to tell me?