2021 National Math Festival: Mathical Author Events

2021 National Math Festival: Mathical Author Events

We’re delighted that so many Mathical fans of all ages joined us December 9-10, 2020 for the first online events of the 2021 National Math Festival, featuring live Mathical author readings and special guests. These recording are available to watch through December 2020. (Check them out before the new year begins!) We’ve also compiled a […]

2021 NMF Roundtable: Focus on Mathical Books — Video Archive

2021 NMF Roundtable: Focus on Mathical Books — Video Archive

Posted by on Dec 7, 2020 in Events, News, Press & Media | No Comments

In case you missed the National Math Festival’s Roundtable #2: Focus on Mathical Books, you can catch the recording here This event took place Wednesday, May 6, 2020 from 2:30-3:30pm Eastern via Zoom, and was open to all friends of the National Math Festival. Hosts David Eisenbud and Kirsten Bohl from the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) joined 2021 Festival presenters […]

Mathical Authors Read Aloud for the National Math Festival

Mathical Authors Read Aloud for the National Math Festival

Posted by on Dec 7, 2020 in Events, News | No Comments

We hope you will join us for two upcoming Mathical events online: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 (1:00 – 2:30 pm ET): Tweens and Teens Take on Mathical SOLVING FOR M, by Jennifer Swender DK LIFE STORIES: KATHERINE JOHNSON, by Dr. Ebony Joy Wilkins SLAY, by Brittney Morris* *pre-recorded, with special live guests from #BlackInMathWeek Thursday, December 10, 2020 (1:00 – 2:00 pm […]

Another Counting Book—That’s What Tiny Kids Need, Right?

Another Counting Book—That’s What Tiny Kids Need, Right?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in News, Trends & Tropes | No Comments

In Trends & Tropes we invite the Mathical community to share reflections on common themes in kids’ and teens’ math fiction (and literary nonfiction too, for that matter). Much as the Mathical Selection Committee seeks to blaze a new, much broader public understanding and enjoyment of math, we also seek to break or broaden stereotypes about different ways […]

Mathy Protagonists: Geniuses, “Freaks”, or Just Plain Kids?

Mathy Protagonists: Geniuses, “Freaks”, or Just Plain Kids?

Posted by on Jun 22, 2020 in News, Trends & Tropes | No Comments

In Trends & Tropes we invite the Mathical community to share reflections on common themes in kids’ and teens’ math fiction (and literary nonfiction too, for that matter). Much as the Mathical Selection Committee seeks to blaze a new, much broader public understanding and enjoyment of math, we also seek to break or broaden stereotypes about […]

2020 Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Award Winners

2020 Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Award Winners

Posted by on Apr 27, 2020 in News, Press & Media | No Comments

MSRI and School Library Journal Announce Winning Schools in 2020 Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards 25 Title I school libraries to receive grants to purchase $700 in Mathical Prize-winning books New York, NY – April 27, 2020 – Winners of the Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards were announced today. Twenty-five libraries in K–12 […]

Ohio Second Graders Review Mathical Award Winner “Pigeon Math” by Asia Citro

Ohio Second Graders Review Mathical Award Winner “Pigeon Math” by Asia Citro

Posted by on Apr 10, 2020 in Featured Titles, News | No Comments

Thank you to teacher and Mathical Selection Committee member Fran Wilson’s 2nd grade students at Madeira City Schools in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio for the lovely book reviews of 2020 Mathical Award Winner Pigeon Math by Asia Citro, with illustrations by Richard Watson. You can find more from Fran and her students on Twitter @mrswilsons2nd.

Committee Picks: Count on Me (Review)

Committee Picks: Count on Me (Review)

Posted by on Mar 31, 2020 in Featured Titles, News | No Comments

The following review of 2020 Mathical Honor Book Count On Me by Miguel Tanco was submitted by Mathical Selection Committee member Betsy Bird.

Committee Picks: Solving for M (Review)

Committee Picks: Solving for M (Review)

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in Featured Titles, News | No Comments

The following review of 2020 Mathical Award Winner Solving for M by Jennifer Swender was submitted by Mathical Selection Committee member Mike Shaughnessy.

Mathical 2020 Media Kit

Mathical 2020 Media Kit

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020 in News, Press & Media, Resources | No Comments

We appreciate your help spreading the word about the Mathical Book Prize to parents, librarians, educators, and literature-lovers of all ages. Below you will find some tools to do that more easily. Thank you! 2020 Mathical Winners Media Kit Download the 2020 Mathical Prize Press Release (March 12, 2020, PDF or view online) Download all 2020 Mathical Prize book […]