This blog post is submitted by Robie H. Harris, children’s book author of CRASH! BOOM! A Math Tale, a 2019 Mathical award winner. Young children, even infants and toddlers, are natural mathematicians and scientists. When new infants gaze into faces of the people in their day-to day lives, they are already observers. When older infants want […]
On March 12, 2019, Mathical Book Prize selection committee co-chair Dr. Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin–Madison) and prize coordinator Kirsten Bohl (Mathematical Sciences Research Institute) were interviewed once again by Education Talk Radio Pre K-20. You can listen to the interview online! Listen: Education Talk Radio Pre K-20 on The Mathical Book Prize
Math + Literature = 2019 Mathical Book Awards for Ages 2-18 Berkeley, CA – March 7, 2019 — From the inspiring true stories of the Apollo 8 astronauts and a pioneering woman mathematician to tales of a middle school girl struck by lightning and a young elephant who loves to build towers of wooden bricks, […]
The 2019 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 the complete 2015-2019 Mathical book list to print or share. Download a list of all Mathical winning titles, 2015-2019 (PDF) Download the […]
The DREME Network was created in 2014 to advance the field of early mathematics research and improve young children’s opportunities to develop math skills. The Network focuses on math from birth through age eight years, with an emphasis on the preschool years. Network members and affiliates collaborate to conduct basic and applied research and develop innovative […]
The following review of 2018 Mathical Honor Book Cao Chong Weighs an Elephant by author Songju Ma Daemicke was submitted by Mathical Selection Committee member Betsy Bird. As many a teacher will tell you, a good way to make mathematics comprehensible to small kids is to place it in a realistic context. Using pizza slices to […]
We are excited to welcome five Mathical authors to the 2019 National Math Festival! We hope some of you will join us in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, May 4, 2019. Steve Light: Have You Seen My Dragon? Judy Cox: Sheep Won’t Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s Seth Fishman: A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars Wendy Lichtman: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra […]
The Erikson Early Math Collaborative collects resources and facilitates discussion around mathematics in the early years of children’s lives. In a new article, they’ve highlighted several Mathical award-winning titles that go beyond one-to-one counting.