Hapollonian Holidays: Did You Get Your Playful Math Snacks?

Greetings from my Math Circle kids, and best wishes for a grace-filled holiday season.
Greetings from my Math Circle kids, and best wishes for a grace-filled holiday season.

My December “Let’s Play Math” newsletter went out yesterday to everyone who signed up for Tabletop Academy Press math updates. This month’s issue featured infinite series and Vi Hart’s Apollonian Doodle Game.

If you’re a subscriber but didn’t see your newsletter, check your Updates or Promotions tab (in Gmail) or your Spam folder.

And if you missed this month’s edition, no worries — there will be more playful math snacks soon. In fact, I’ll re-send this issue to new subscribers during the week before Christmas, so you haven’t really missed anything at all!

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“Circle Packing” feature graphic by fdecomite via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).


Did You Get Your Playful Math Snacks?

Printables-cover-mock-upMy May “Let’s Play Math” newsletter went out last week to everyone who signed up for Tabletop Academy Press math updates, and again early this morning to everyone who signed up in the last week of May. This month’s issue featured a peek at the printable math model cards for my upcoming game book Math You Can Play: Multiplication & Fractions, along with a preview game from the book.

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Did You Get Your Playful Math Snacks?

Circumferències de FordMy April “Let’s Play Math” newsletter went out early this morning to everyone who signed up for Tabletop Academy Press math updates. This month’s issue celebrated the 200th anniversary of the Farey Sequence.

The Farey Sequence was described in 1816 by English geologist John Farey, who was disparaged by the famous mathematical snob* G.H. Hardy as “at the best an indifferent mathematician.”

“I rather like the idea that the Farey Sequences are named after someone who noticed a pattern and asked a question — and not even the first person to notice the pattern, ask the question, or provide the answer. As math teachers, we teach plenty of indifferent mathematicians who wake up when they experience the joy of discovering something that is new to them, not necessarily new to the whole world.”

— Debra K. Borkovitz,
Farey Fraction Visual Patterns

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* See A Mathematician’s Apology Revisited by W.W. Sawyer.

Did You Get Your Playful Math Snacks?

NumberPuzzles-300My March “Let’s Play Math” newsletter went out early this morning to everyone who signed up for Tabletop Academy Press math updates. This month’s issue focused on math history stories and puzzles, and it also included links to my newly expanded Math with Living Books pages:

  • Picture Books and Early Readers
    From counting books to math history, picture books offer a gentle introduction to a variety of topics. Elementary and middle school students will also enjoy many of these.
  • Elementary and Middle School
    Patterns, puzzles, games, and activities — here are plenty of ideas to get your children playing around with math.
  • Problem Solving and Math Circles
    From the elementary puzzles to Olympiad-level stumpers, the problems in these books will intrigue and challenge your students.
  • High School and Beyond
    These histories, biographies, and explanations of mathematical concepts are written for an adult general audience, so most of them assume no mathematical knowledge beyond a vague memory of high school.

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Did You Get Your Playful Math Snacks?

Mary Everest Boole first wrote about string art in 1904.
Mary Everest Boole first wrote about string art in her 1904 book, The preparation of the child for science.

My February “Let’s Play Math” newsletter went out early this morning to everyone who signed up for Tabletop Academy Press math updates. This month’s issue focused on string art, and it also included the latest update on the Let’s Play Math paperback edition. (Coming later this month!)

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Did You Get Your Playful Math Snacks?

Figurate numbers are numbers that make shapes---in this case, a pentagon.
Figurate numbers are numbers that make shapes—in this case, a pentagon.

My November “Let’s Play Math” newsletter went out early Monday morning to everyone who signed up for Tabletop Academy Press math updates. This month’s issue focused on figurate numbers, and it also included the latest updates on the Let’s Play Math paperback edition (coming in early 2016).

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Miscellaneous Tidbits

A Nice Surprise

When I got online this morning, I discovered that Let’s Play Math had hit #1 in the UK bestseller list for Parent Participation in Education—‌and I missed it!

But I did get a screen shot of my book sitting pretty at #2:

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Playful Math Snacks for October: Mental Math Games

Draft version of the new paperback edition cover. Coming in early 2016...
Draft version of the new paperback edition cover. Watch for it in 2016…

My October “Let’s Play Math” newsletter went out on Wednesday afternoon to everyone who signed up for Tabletop Academy Press math updates. This month’s issue focused on playing math games with your children, and it also included the latest updates on the Let’s Play Math paperback edition (coming not quite as soon as we’d hoped).

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And if you missed this month’s edition, no worries—‌there will be more playful math snacks coming in November. Click the link below to sign up today, and we’ll send you our free math and writing booklets, too!
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