Saturday, January 10, 2009

Picture Books About Math and Numbers

Leave it to the New York Times Book Review to write about one of the topics I'm preparing for the first week of classes. Jim Holt has written an article entitled Numbers, Big and Small in which he reviews the following books:
I haven't read the first two, but I'm crazy about Goldstone's book. You can visit his web site to learn more about both books in the estimation series and test your skills with the Estimatron.

1 comment:

  1. I just read The Real Princess last night--my daughter (and I) loved the art. I was a little disappointed in the mathematical angle on the book--there are a lot of numbers mentioned, but they don't figure particularly in any cool math or plot way. But it's a cool retelling of the Princess and the Pea. I'm curious what you'll think of it.