Summer break reading.

It’s summer break, and that means time to read.

First up is Playing with Math by Sue VanHattum.  I have been waiting for this book for so long, and I was very excited when it appeared in my mailbox a little while back.  It did not disappoint.  Lots of inspiring anecdotes, fun games to try, and interesting math problems to share with my students.  One game that caught my attention was Racetrack.  It looks like a neat way to introduce vectors and begin a discussion about velocity and acceleration vectors as well.  It looks like there are some great ideas for math club projects.  There is so much in this book, I know it is one I will go back and read many times.

I’m currently reading  How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg.  I’ve heard a lot of good things about this book from many and finally have time to sit down and read.  So far it has been interesting.  I haven’t gotten very far, as I just picked up this book today.  So I will report back later.

And next in my book queue is Really Big Numbers by Richard Evan Schwartz.  This book has a trailer!  This book is aimed at a younger audience, so I am excited to read it with my kids.  Lots of big, bright illustrations and questions that will hopefully appeal to my younger crowd.

So that is what I’m working on this June.