Homeschoolers, after-schoolers, unschoolers, or anyone else: if you’re a parent with kids at home, you need this book. If you work with children in any way (grandparent, aunt/uncle, teacher, child care, baby sitter, etc.) you need this book. Or if you hated math in school and never understood how anyone could enjoy it, you need this book!
Moebius Noodles is a travel guide to the Math Universe for adventurous families (and it has lots of beautiful pictures, too!) featuring games and activities that draw out the rich, mathematical properties of everyday objects in ways accessible to parents and children:
- A snowflake is an example of a fractal and an invitation to explore symmetry.
- Cookies offer combinatorics and calculus games.
- Paint chips come in beautiful gradients, and floor tiles form tessellations.
From the book’s online description:
How do you want your child to feel about math? Confident, curious and deeply connected? Then Moebius Noodles is for you. It offers advanced math activities to fit your child’s personality, interests, and needs.
Can you enjoy playful math with your child? Yes! The book shows you how to go beyond your own math limits and anxieties to do so. It opens the door to a supportive online community that will answer your questions and give you ideas along the way.
Learn how you can create an immersive rich math environment for your baby. Find out ways to help your toddler discover deep math in everyday experiences. Play games that will develop your child’s sense of happy familiarity with mathematics.
A five-year-old once asked us, “Who makes math?” and jumped for joy at the answer, “You!” Moebius Noodles helps you take small, immediate steps toward the sense of mathematical power.
You and your child can make math your own. Together, make your own math!
Other great resources from Moebius Noodles:
- Discuss early mathematics with people who value depth, connections, beauty and play at the Ask Moby Snoodles page.
- Explore the continuing adventure of mathematics with projects, activities, and inspiration from the Moebius Noodles blog.
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