Walnut Park is Celebrating National Math Month!

"Math.  It's just there...You're either right or you're wrong.  That's what I like about it." -Katherine Johnson

Math comes in many forms. Check out some of the books below to start your math adventure:


Mummy Math by Cindy Neuschwander

When the Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial site of an ancient pharaoh, Matt and Bibi are locked into an adventure they did not expect. Stuck inside a pyramid with only each other, their dog Riley, and geometric hieroglyphics to help them find their way, the twins must use their math knowledge to solve the riddles on the walls and locate the burial chamber. Luckily, the two know their stuff when it comes to geometric solids.

 


Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

Math CurseWhen the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.

 

 

 


Game Math by James Fischer

Game MathAlmost any game you play needs math. From poker to computer games, from video games to board games, math has a role to play. Game Math will help you understand your favorite games better. You may even find you're a better player when you understand the math behind the rules! Book jacket.

 

 


Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck

Bedtime MathOur mission: to make math a fun part of kids' everyday lives.

We all know it's wonderful to read bedtime stories to kids, but what about doing math? Many generations of Americans are uncomfortable with math and numbers, and too often we hear the phrase, "I'm just not good at math!" For decades, this attitude has trickled down from parents to their kids, and we now have a culture that finds math dry, intimidating, and just not cool.

Bedtime Math wants to change all that. Inside this book, families will find fun, mischief-making math problems to tackle--math that isn't just kid-friendly, but actually kid-appealing. With over 100 math riddles on topics from jalapenos and submarines to roller coasters and flamingos, this book bursts with math that looks nothing like school. And with three different levels of challenge (wee ones, little kids, and big kids), there's something for everyone. We can make numbers fun, and change the world, one Bedtime Math puzzle at a time.


Outdoor Math by Emma AdBåge

Outdoor Math

Look around you--math is everywhere! This introduction to math uses objects found in nature to explore arithmetic, counting, shapes and more with fun activities for every season.

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