tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post158126127049407274..comments2021-04-05T17:28:31.416-07:00Comments on Math Mama Writes...: A Dozen Delectable Math BooksSue VanHattumhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comBlogger15125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-66722997895309913842011-08-12T05:34:55.241-07:002011-08-12T05:34:55.241-07:00Here are two more great math books worth mentionin...Here are two more great math books worth mentioning that I find get kids really excited about learning. They are both available on Amazon and at the MIM website.<br />1) Math in Motion: Origami in the Classroom, Grades K-8<br />Here is a website link: www.mathinmotion.com<br />2) Whale of a Tale, Grades PreK-2<br />These books are both interactive. I have engaged whole classes of students and kids reluctant to learn using origami to teach. <br />May the fold be with you : )Math in Motionhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13818384489141254448noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-17175461467098757082010-05-24T14:46:48.926-07:002010-05-24T14:46:48.926-07:00Thanks, Jason!
I have a vague memory of having re...Thanks, Jason!<br /><br />I have a vague memory of having read one of these. I used to love Sherlock Holmes, and have enjoyed at least one other take-off on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's masterpiece of a character. <br /><br />In one chapter of the book I read, he debunks homeopathy. I understand that homeopathy is weird, and not comprehensible so far by western science, but I also understand there have been plenty of double blind tests of remedies. <br /><br />Impeccable logic doesn't get you to the right conclusions if any of your beginning assumptions are invalid. I guess that's a math idea, in a way...Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-41322351739706902682010-05-23T23:57:37.924-07:002010-05-23T23:57:37.924-07:00Hi Sue,
I know this is an old post but I came bac...Hi Sue, <br />I know this is an old post but I came back to it when looking for a math rec for a present. One book (actually a series) I'd add are the Sherlock Holmes books by Colin Bruce. The math specific one I'm thinking of is called <A HREF="http://www.amazon.com/Conned-Again-Watson-Cautionary-Probability/dp/0738205893>Conned Again Watson</A>. In case you haven't read them, Holmes solves cases using things like Drunkard's Walk and Monte Hall problems. There are some fun ones dealing with quantum theory too. Thanks for the list.Jason Buellhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/03029995715142652159noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-64146803846509372262009-11-29T12:07:52.056-08:002009-11-29T12:07:52.056-08:00I just gave it my best guess. Amazon says 10. Mayb...I just gave it my best guess. Amazon says 10. Maybe I'll change it to 8...<br /><br />The youngest kids who like it are definitely just in it for the story, but it gets them thinking about numbers a bit. If they're intrigued enough, maybe they'll pick it up on their own later.<br /><br />I think every book on this list can be read lots of times.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-84656112814197958982009-11-29T11:55:02.309-08:002009-11-29T11:55:02.309-08:00The Number Devil is accessible at age 7? OK, I can...The Number Devil is accessible at age 7? OK, I can see that. But there is so much more that an older kid can pull out of it... I'd make them reread it as teenagers...<br /><br />(in fact, I do) :P<br /><br />JonathanAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-28527444658079709422009-09-26T21:06:17.977-07:002009-09-26T21:06:17.977-07:00My friend Chris sent me the following comment by e...My friend Chris sent me the following comment by email. I wonder if other people have had similar trouble posting comments... I changed the age as she suggested.<br /><br />Chris says: I'm going to get some of those books you mentioned. I even tried to write a comment about powers of 10 but can't remember my google name and password so I gave up. but basically I said you could lower the recommended age for that book to 6 -- E and D (twins) loved it and talk about it often and were inspired to take some pictures from different distances (although not in powers of 10).Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-19292640537455192542009-07-10T08:40:04.203-07:002009-07-10T08:40:04.203-07:00Hi Sue
A great carnival, thanks for putting it to...Hi Sue<br /><br />A great carnival, thanks for putting it together. <br /><br />One very minor point though...It's Mike from Walking Randomly, not Tim ;)<br /><br />Cheers,<br />MikeMike Croucherhttp://www.walkingrandomly.comnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-63585866958272264502009-06-30T04:45:44.168-07:002009-06-30T04:45:44.168-07:00Julia, I look forward to hearing what you think of...Julia, I look forward to hearing what you think of these. I know there are some wonderful Russian stories we'd love to see in translation here.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-58789874732047181332009-06-29T09:40:22.412-07:002009-06-29T09:40:22.412-07:00Hi, Sue
Thanks for the list, especially for those ...Hi, Sue<br />Thanks for the list, especially for those for little ones. As I am new to the US educational culture, I especially need this.<br />Regards,<br />JuliaJuliahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16406185659281933679noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-79575754036594846552009-06-27T18:04:41.695-07:002009-06-27T18:04:41.695-07:00@Suji (and anyone else): It's always ok to lin...@Suji (and anyone else): It's always ok to link. I'm honored. :^)<br /><br />I'm glad folks are enjoying this list of books. (I'm still new enough to blogging to be watching the counter, and I've had more visits on this post than on any previous posts.)Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-11179709310516945352009-06-27T14:40:27.394-07:002009-06-27T14:40:27.394-07:00Great list! A few of these are new to me and would...Great list! A few of these are new to me and would be fun for my youngest.Stephaniehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/06932060902413958983noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-85480547669936482552009-06-27T14:29:09.797-07:002009-06-27T14:29:09.797-07:00Neat post Sue! I've linked to your blog on my ...Neat post Sue! I've linked to your blog on my sidebar. Hope that's ok!Sujihttps://www.blogger.com/profile/16307700547897002845noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-46331691053139162292009-06-27T11:56:48.659-07:002009-06-27T11:56:48.659-07:00Thank for this list! I've just put a couple o...Thank for this list! I've just put a couple of the books on hold at the library to read this summer.Debbienoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-75493191074933071272009-06-27T06:27:24.987-07:002009-06-27T06:27:24.987-07:00If it's math books you want, Quack and Count a...If it's math books you want, Quack and Count and any Anno book without text are great. But if you're not limiting yourself to math, I can send you my bibliography of great kids' books. I was thinking of posting it, one section at a time, on my other blog.Sue VanHattumhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/10237941346154683902noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-5303307482158922565.post-65873413940211029572009-06-27T06:19:16.696-07:002009-06-27T06:19:16.696-07:00Thanks for put this together Sue. I have to buy fo...Thanks for put this together Sue. I have to buy for several infants and toddlers - I'll be coming back to this post. :-)Katehttps://www.blogger.com/profile/14229054922453438248noreply@blogger.com