Make: Paper Inventions – A fun how-to book for kids and their adults

      Make: Paper Inventions Kathy Ceceri Maker Media, Inc. – paperback Don’t just hand this book to your kids, say “Have fun,” and then go off to play with your computer. Get out the glue, scissors and paper and join in. You might enjoy seeing what happens  when you (1) cut all the … Continue reading Make: Paper Inventions – A fun how-to book for kids and their adults

Sophie’s Diary: A Mathematical Novel – Imagining French mathematician Sophie Germain as a young teen – #bookreview

Sophie’s Diary: A Mathematical Novel Dora Musielak (Math Association of America, hardback) The Mathematical Association of America recently has published the second edition of this intriguing “mathematical novel.” Its story is built around a fictional diary and a real-life French mathematician, Marie-Sophie Germain. The well-written tale imagines Ms. Germain writing down her thoughts and experiences while … Continue reading Sophie’s Diary: A Mathematical Novel – Imagining French mathematician Sophie Germain as a young teen – #bookreview

The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra – Love, karate & mind-bending math in a helpful comic book – #bookreview #in

The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra Shin Takahashi, Iroha Inoue, and Trend-Pro Co., Ltd. (No Starch Press, paperback, list price $24.95) Linear algebra is one of the reasons I fled engineering school and became a writer many years ago. Mathematical abstractions and my mind just do not seem to know how to mix. I would … Continue reading The Manga Guide to Linear Algebra – Love, karate & mind-bending math in a helpful comic book – #bookreview #in