Thursday, March 14, 2013

Happy Pi Day! Celebrate with Math Books

It's March 14th, and you know what that is, right?  Nope.  Not the Ides of March. (That's tomorrow!)

March 14th (also written as 3.14*) is Pi Day!

To celebrate, we put up a little display of math books in the library.  The display includes fiction and nonfiction books.  Some are books of math and logic puzzles.  Some are stories where the characters use their love of math to solve mysteries and have fun.  All are math-tastic.

It might be a little hard to see in this photo, but here are the books in the display (from l-r):

The Grapes of Math: Mind-Stretching Math Riddles by Greg Tang
Go Figure!: A Totally Cool Book About Numbers by Johnny Ball
Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices by Theoni Pappas
Number 8 by Anna Feinberg
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by David Enzensberger
The Joy of Pi by David Blatner
Basher Basics: Math: A Book You Can Count On by Dan Green
Saraswati's Way by Monica Schroder
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman
Do the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall by Wendy Lichtman
A Gebra Named Al: A Novel by Wendy Isdel
Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
Mathemagic!: Number Tricks by Lynda Colgan

And there are a whole bunch more fun math books out there that aren't on the display, but are no less fantastically math-y.  Try some of these on for size:

An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
The Cardturner by Louis Sachar
Island of the Unknowns: A Mystery by Benedict Carey
A Higher Geometry by Sharelle Byars Moranville
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics by Norton Juster
The Phantom Tollbooth 50th Anniversary Edition by Norton Juster
Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail by Danica McKellar
Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who's Boss by Danica McKellar
Hot X: Algebra Exposed! by Danica McKellar
The Lady or the Tiger?: and Other Logic Puzzles by Raymond M. Smullyan

* Get it? 3.14...March 14th...Pi!

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