Friday, January 15, 2016

Moebius Noodles: adventurous math for the playground crowd

Ever wanted to introduce the concept of a function to your three year old? Moebius Noodles is one of my favorite books to help parents engage with their young children (including toddlers!) about mathematics, and is available as a 'name your price' PDF as well as a physical book.  Each chapter is focused on a different topic (like functions), and includes ideas for conversations, games, and activities appropriate for a variety of ages.  I think this book will be useful for all parents, ranging from the math phobic to the math professors, who want to enjoy playful math with their children.  This would also be a great starting point for a pre-k / elementary math circle.

Amazon affiliate link: Moebius Noodles.

Moebius Noodles is a project of Natural Math, a community for families, math circles, and other learning groups, and includes online courses, books, local events like math circles, a newsletter, blog, and forum.   It's all about giving young children a chance to observe, play with, and ultimately make their own math. I hope to feature some of their other resources in separate posts, but for now take a look at their website!

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