A Gentle Reminder

Shaista is a homeschooling mom who read an advance copy of my new book. Her response:

“I want to shout from the rooftops about it. It’s a wonderful read on the importance of play in maths — and a gentle reminder for those of us who know but feel pressured to make sure educational standards are met … and in the process of ticking off boxes we sometimes suck the joy out of maths, instead of realizing that it’s a journey to enjoy.”

— Shaista

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Playful Math Carnival 139 at Math Mama Writes

Okay, yes, this link is way late. Again. It’s a good thing these math carnivals are full of evergreen fun!

[TEASER: Watch this space for an exciting announcement next week. I may not have been blogging, but I haven’t been idle…]

Meanwhile, do check out the latest carnival of games, activity ideas, and inspirations for mathematical delight:

Sue put together this summer collection of mathematical activities. She writes:

“Most mathematicians are in it at least partially for the fun of it. We like to play with numbers, shapes, and logic. The more you play with math with your kids, the more likely they are to enjoy it.”

Sue edited the wonderful book Playing with Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers, so she knows all about the joy of learning math.

Each monthly Playful Math Education Blog Carnival brings you a great new collection of puzzles, math conversations, teaching tips, and all sorts of mathy fun.

It’s like a free online magazine of mathematical adventures, helpful and inspiring no matter when you read them. Enjoy!

Click Here to Read the Carnival Blog

Help Us Keep the Carnival Going

The Playful Math Blog Carnival wants you!

The carnival is a joint effort. We depend on our volunteer hosts to collect blog posts and write the carnival each month.

Putting together a blog carnival can be a lot of work, but it’s a great opportunity to share the work of bloggers you admire and to discover new math-friends online. I love that part of being a host!

Classroom teachers, homeschoolers, college professors, unschoolers, or anyone who likes to play around with math — if you would like to take a turn hosting the carnival, please speak up.