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 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.
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 […]
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 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 […]
School is out and summer has begun! While math textbooks may be left in the classroom, the summer months are the perfect chance to explore with Mathical Books! With Mathical award winners and honor books, there’s something for every reader — from graphic novels and thrillers for teens to picture books and beloved classics. Bring math stories […]
Support math skills the sneaky way — with books! Paula Willey of the Baltimore Sun wrote a great article on books that parents and educators can use to support children’s development of mathematical thinking, while still being a fun read! Children’s author Jon Scieszka, a Mathical Book Prize selection committee co-chair, shared his thoughts on […]
Second annual prize highlights books and graphic novels that let kids explore math in the world around them Berkeley, California – January 20, 2016 — The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and the Children’s Book Council (CBC) announced today the winners of the second annual Mathical: Books for Kids from Tots to Teens prize, honoring […]
Boston, Massachusetts – Children’s book authors, an early childhood expert, and a youth librarian made up the Mathical Books panel at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting, to highlight the need for effective literary math books in early childhood development and paths for librarians to incorporate math-themed literature into their collections. More than 100 librarians […]