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We have a persistent cultural myth that the single most important entry-level math skill for very young children. Not so.
we are still in an era when popular culture and media representations of “math kids” and “math adults” can be sadly limited.
Winners of the Mathical Book Prize Collection Development Awards were announced today. Twenty-five libraries in K–12 Title I schools have been selected in the inaugural Awards,
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.
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 …
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI) and School Library Journal are delighted to announce a new award which provides grants to Title I schools to purchase Mathical Book Prize award-winning titles.
Eight Mathical authors will join hundreds of K-12 math teachers at the upcoming centennial conference of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), April 1-4, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. Update (March 13, 2020): Due to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic, we regret to announce that the NCTM Centennial Annual Meeting & Exposition and all Mathical …
We enjoyed spotting fourth grade teacher Kate Narita, author of Mathical Honor Book 100 Bugs! A Counting Book, as she explores more than a dozen Mathical titles as part of her summer reading practice.
Math teachers, math educators, and other experts in children’s literature take on five Mathical titles for young readers in the May 2019 issue of the open-access online journal First Opinions, Second Reactions (FOSR). A publication of the Purdue University College of Education, FOSR actively seeks the opinions of experts in children’s literature who teach at the college level, work …
Enjoy these video book reviews created by 2nd graders at Madeira Elementary School, in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. The students picked their favorite 2019 Mathical Award Winners and Honor Books to share with the world! Their teacher and videographer is Mathical Books Selection Committee Member Fran Wilson.
The following review of 2019 Mathical Honor Book Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13 by Helaine Becker was submitted by Mathical Selection Committee member Fran Wilson.
The following review of 2019 Mathical Award Winner The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty was submitted by Mathical Selection Committee members Rebecca Goldin and Mike Shaughnessy.
The following review of 2019 Mathical Award Winner Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakable Mathematician Sophie Germain by Cheryl Bardoe was submitted by Mathical Selection Committee member Betsy Bird.
Mrs. Szudarek’s 3rd grade math class at Charles Eliot School of Personalized Learning in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District submitted their artwork inspired by 2019 Mathical Award Winner Nothing Stopped Sophie: The Story of Unshakeable Mathematician Sophie Germain. You can enjoy their work below! Mrs. Szudarek says “Sophie Germain embodies the true spirit of growth mindset. …
The following review of 2019 Mathical Award Winner Crash! Boom! A Math Tale was submitted by Mathical Selection Committee member Dr. Herbert Ginsburg.
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 …