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?
Very cool tutorial for Google Sketch up at the Guggenheim.
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.
There is something special about being read to. As I’m working through the day I often listen to either a podcast or a book on tape. Here are some great book on tape(cd??) for you to explore:
You can also visit your local library and borrow some, or check to see if they offer downloadable books as well.
Thomas Jefferson is known for many things, but did you know he had a passion for gardening? This last Sunday I listened to a fascinating NPR program, Thomas Jefferson’s Natural Passion.
You can listen to the story here and be sure to check out the slides of his property. His garden is gorgeous and the view is amazing.
This is a really interesting post by Kate Cayley
The National Parks: America’s Best Idea by Ken Burns premiers on PBS this fall, but while you are anticipating the documentary, PBS offers many great resources to explore and share now.
Our family has spent hours playing Mancala. Here it is online.