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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Books For Young and Older


"Children dream big. They crave exciting and beautiful adventures and they love to pretend-play."

That's how a piece over at Scientific American blogs begins on the new book from Maria Droujkova and Yelena McManaman, "Moebius Noodles: Adventurous math for the playground crowd." Children have a natural talent for math and the authors intend to exploit it (for the good of the children and their teachers), by creating "rich, multi-sensory, deeply mathematical experiences for young children... with a bit of know-how every parent and teacher can stage exciting, meaningful and beautiful early math experiences... The everyday world of children turns into a mathematical playground." If you have children, or are a teacher, definitely take a look:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/budding-scientist/2013/04/29/adventurous-math-for-the-playground-set/

BTW, Maria was interviewed earlier this year for a Wild About Math podcast here:

http://wildaboutmath.com/2013/03/01/maria-droujkova-inspired-by-math-24/


And on a different level I'll direct readers to my own latest interview, with Vickie Kearn, up at companion blog MathTango:

http://mathtango.blogspot.com/2013/05/vickie-kearn-she-reads-em-before-you.html

If you know who Vickie is you'll enjoy it… if you don't know who Vickie is you OUGHT get to know her… some day, you just might be in a position of wanting to speak with her… ;-)




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