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Book Review: ‘Playing with Math’ feat. editor Sue VanHattum


For this special episode we discuss the book ‘Playing with Math‘ edited by California Math Teacher and blogger, Sue VanHattum. We discuss details of the book (to be released, fall 2014), the inspiration behind the book as well as the questions it poses and the implication it has for progressive mathematics education.




From the book’s website:

Playing With Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers has over 30 authors, who each tell their delightful stories of sharing their enthusiasm for math with others. It was lovingly compiled and edited by a teacher whose passion is to share the love of math with as many people as she can.

This 328-page book was 5 1/2 years in the making. It’s ready to head to the printers now, and can soon be in your hands.

Whether you enjoy math and want materials that will help you share some math-love with your kids, or whether you fear and loathe math and need help getting over that hurdle so you won’t pass it on, Playing With Math will give you inspiration and lots of new ideas.

“Sue VanHattum has assembled a marvelously useful and inspiring book. It is filled with stories by people who don’t just love math, they share that love with others through innovative math activities. Playing With Math is perfect for anyone eager to make math absorbing, entertaining, and fun.”

—  Laura Grace Weldon, author of Free Range Learning

Episode Links:

Playing With Math – Official Website

Playing with Math – Crowd Funding Site

Mama Math Writes (Sue’s Blog)

Living Math Forum


Ashli @mythagon’s blog 

Talking Math with Your Kids

Mobius Noodles book

The Cat in Numberland

The Opposite

Quack and Count



One comment on “Book Review: ‘Playing with Math’ feat. editor Sue VanHattum

  1. PumphreysMath
    June 26, 2014

    Reblogged this on Pumphrey's Math.

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