Mathical in the Media: KQED Mind/Shift

Mathical in the Media: KQED Mind/Shift

Wondering where to begin with Mathical books? KQED Mind/Shift’s Kara Newhouse highlights ten Mathical titles you can’t miss with 10 Books to Spark a Love of Math in Kids of All Ages!  

Third Graders Enthuse about Billions of Stars

Third Graders Enthuse about Billions of Stars

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in Featured Titles, News | No Comments

Thank you to Ms. Ginger Kresak’s third grade class from Charles Eliot School in Cleveland Metropolitan Schools for their book reports on 2018 Mathical award winner A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman. We hope you enjoy their take on this book as much as we do!  

2018 Mathical Media Kit & print-at-home flyers

2018 Mathical Media Kit & print-at-home flyers

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018 in News, Press & Media | No Comments

The 2018 Mathical Media Kit is now available to spread the word about the winning prize titles! You can find the Mathical press release, sample promotional content for newsletters and social media (#mathicalbooks), and and color flyers to print.

2018 Mathical Prize Winners Announced

2018 Mathical Prize Winners Announced

Math + Literature = 2018 Mathical Book Awards for Ages 2-18 Berkeley, CA – February 22, 2018 — What do a sneaky baby, a smelly room full of sheep, alpacas, llamas, and yaks, and a hundred billion trillion stars have in common? They are all Mathical Award Winners – or more accurately put, they are the subjects […]

2018 Mathical Award Announcement: February 22 in Berkeley

2018 Mathical Award Announcement: February 22 in Berkeley

Posted by on Feb 9, 2018 in Events, News | No Comments

On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) will announce the winners of the 2018 Mathical Book Prize during a special event in conjunction with MSRI’s Critical Issues in Mathematics Education conference. 

Publishers Join Live Q&A Call on Mathical Prize

Publishers Join Live Q&A Call on Mathical Prize

Posted by on Jan 26, 2018 in News | No Comments

Representatives from a dozen publishing houses joined Mathical Prize Coordinator Kirsten Bohl on January 23, 2018 for a Live Q&A Phone-In Session on the Mathical Book Prize. The meeting was hosted by the Children’s Book Council in New York City.

Mathical Books for Ages 8-18: Selections by panelist & librarian Betsy Bird

Mathical Books for Ages 8-18: Selections by panelist & librarian Betsy Bird

Posted by on Dec 4, 2017 in Featured Titles, News | No Comments

Mathical award-winning books are chosen by the Mathical selection committee’s panel of librarians, teachers, mathematicians, early childhood experts, and others. A Mathical panelist since 2015, librarian Betsy Bird joins us to share some of the panel’s favorite Mathical titles for readers ages 8-18.

How to Find Good Math Storybooks & Read Them with Your Children

How to Find Good Math Storybooks & Read Them with Your Children

Posted by on Sep 4, 2017 in News, Resources | No Comments

At the 2017 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C., Mathical Book Prize selection committee member Dr. Herbert Ginsburg of Teachers College, Columbia University, spoke to parents and educators about how to find and read math storybooks with young children. You can watch Dr. Ginsburg’s talk below! Good math storybooks for young children have several essential […]

2016 Award Winning Titles – Reading Guides for Educators

2016 Award Winning Titles – Reading Guides for Educators

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Featured Titles, News, Resources | No Comments

MSRI and First Book are pleased to announce the creation of two new reading guides, for 2016 winning titles! These guides are designed for educators, parents, after-school caregivers, and others who read books with children. Each reading guide includes discussion and activity prompts, written for adults without professional mathematics training. Enjoy, and let us know […]

2017 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

2017 Mathical Book Prize Winners Announced

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in News | One Comment

2017 Mathical Youth Book Prize Winners Announced Third annual prize highlights books and graphic novels that let kids explore math in the world around them Washington, D.C. April 21, 2017 — The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI), in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Council of Teachers of […]