Join an online math circle for students ages 12 to 15 in March to April. Participants will explore geometry, proof, and the basics of trigonometry.
Sue VanHattum, editor of Playing With Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers and life-long fan and teacher of math, is writing a new book series. In four young adult novels, Althea and her friends explore some of the mysteries of mathematics. The first two books are nearing publication at Natural Math.
In Althea and the Mysteries of Triangles, Circles, and Pi, Althea and friends, with the help of Althea’s mom, explore geometry and proof in order to then learn the basics of trigonometry. We’d like to find some eager math students to join us in an online math circle, led by Sue, exploring math’s mysteries along with Althea and her friends. Participants will join lively small-group sessions: in part a deep and friendly math course, and also a unique book club, with the author refining the story based on student reactions.
Althea and the Mysteries of Triangles, Circles, and Pi is a fictional story set in the present, in which the characters discuss math, with Mom throwing in a few true stories from the past. Like The Number Devil and Math Girls, this book gives you more the more you put into it by doing the math yourself.
Do you know any students who enjoy math, know a bit of algebra, and would enjoy “user testing” Althea and the Mysteries of Triangles, Circles, and Pi? We’re looking for 5 to 8 young people to try out the activities in this book together. If interested, please email me.
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