Monthly Archives: July 2009

Arithmetic Fiction

One of my kids is a big math fan and he loved every math fiction book we could find.  Here are few of our favorite math fiction books:

  • The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
  • Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
  • A Very Improbable Story: A Math Adventure (Paperback) by Edward Einhorn
  • One Grain Of Rice: A Mathematical Folktale by Demi and Demi

Do you have any math fiction titles you’d like to recommend?

A possible science project?

I’ve just read an article from Science Alert that talks about an interesting science project that some folks in Australia are participating in. They report that cemeteries may be a good place to track pollution.  How? By tracking the erosion over time on the marble headstones.  The Geological Society of Australia states that this is  an international project to track shifts in world pollution levels and climate change.

You can learn all about it here.

The American Bookbinders Museum

The American Bookbinders Museum began as the private collection of equipment and publications held by Taurus Bookbinding of San Francisco. In 2006, the collection outgrew the modest bindery and so the museum was created and was moved to a new location that allows the public to view the collection. Admission to the museum is free, however an appointment is needed. Please email or phone the museum to make a reservation to see the collection.

The American Bookbinders Museum

Google Power Meter

This quote listed at Googel, “If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it.” – Lord Kelvin, caught my attention right away.   Here is a snippet from the description:

We think Google PowerMeter offers more useful and actionable feedback than complicated monthly paper bills that provide little detail on consumption or how to save energy. But Google PowerMeter is just a start; it will take a lot of different groups working together to create what the world really needs: a path to smarter power.

Google Power Meter