Topic: What books would you recommend for mathematics and/or teachers, why?
As it happened on Friday, 4th March 2011 00:00 - 01:00 GMT

12:01 am
ColinTGraham:
Welcome to today's #mathchat everyone!
12:01 am
mathfour:
And it's darn cool to see @ColinTGraham, our fearless leader, here on the hour and not stuck in traffic. #mathchat
12:02 am
ColinTGraham:
For World Book Day, just gone here..! Today's topic is: "What books would you recommend for mathematics and/or teachers, why?" #mathchat
12:03 am
mathheadinc:
"Calculus By and For Young People" by Don Cohen @TheMathman . His methods help our Ss catch on twice as quickly. #mathchat
12:03 am
suburbanlion:
#mathchat Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid ~ Douglas Hofstadter http://bit.ly/91hD6F
12:03 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour That's because I'm stuck at home with a bad cold, was supposed to be presenting at #tmngfl today too :-( #mathchat
12:04 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham Any books by Theoni Pappas. Small bites of math stir the curiosity. #mathchat
12:04 am
ColinTGraham:
@suburbanlion Damn! You had that prepared, Ryan, knowing that'd be my choice... :-S :-P #mathchat
12:04 am
mathfour:
The Man Who Counted http://ht.ly/47ys1 #mathchat
12:04 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham Don't sneeze on us... :D (I hope you get better soon!) #mathchat
12:05 am
suburbanlion:
@ColinTGraham I loved GEB! Opened my eyes to looking at math in a whole different light! #mathchat
12:05 am
ColinTGraham:
RT @guernseylibrary: @ColinTGraham drunkards walk #mathchat
12:05 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc @ColinTGraham I was thinking of that Theoni Pappas calendar - do they still publish that? #mathchat
12:06 am
mathfour:
Best math book ever A Mathematician's Lament http://ht.ly/47ywd #mathchat
12:06 am
ColinTGraham:
OK, bet no-one's going to suggest: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time... (not restricted to mathematics texts only) #mathchat
12:06 am
mathheadinc:
@mathfour Haven't seen one lately but haven't thrown any away, they're keepers! #mathchat
12:06 am
padgets:
#mathchat are we chatting tonight?
12:07 am
mathfour:
@padgets Hey there! #mathchat
12:07 am
delta_dc:
I recommend "Mosaic of Though: Power of Comprehension Strategy Instruction" http://t.co/m32hPYJFocus on ELA but applicable to #mathchat
12:07 am
ColinTGraham:
@padgets Been going for 6 minutes, Sharon! Books for mathematics, teachers and a break from both! Together with why... #mathchat
12:07 am
mathheadinc:
Life by the Numbers/Keith Devlin - Why do leopards grow spots? How do dimples in a golf ball give it greater lift? ... #mathchat
12:08 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham I forgot to answer why... #mathchat
12:08 am
padgets:
#mathchat WHOOOOHOOOO!!!
12:09 am
mathfour:
A Mathematician's Lament is subtitled "How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form" #mathchat
12:09 am
mathheadinc:
Who Is Fourier? A Mathematical Adventure/Transnational College of LEX: teaching Fourier series to kids! #mathchat
12:09 am
ColinTGraham:
Let's not forget the "why?" too... mine, because it gives a possible insight into autism and the 'hero' is mathematician #mathchat
12:09 am
mathfour:
A Mathematician's Lament is required reading (with book report) in all my classes. #mathchat
12:09 am
MrHonner:
"The Calculus of Friendship" by Steven Strogatz. Touching story and a lot of great mathematics. #mathchat
12:10 am
mathfour:
A Mathematician's Lament shows a way to bring discovery back into math. #mathchat
12:10 am
mathheadinc:
YES! RT @mathfour: A Mathematician's Lament is required reading (with book report) in all my classes. #mathchat
12:10 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat Heyyyyyyy!!!!!!!
12:10 am
suburbanlion:
See also http://bit.ly/11lyg RT @mathfour Best math book ever A Mathematician's Lament http://ht.ly/47ywd #mathchat
12:10 am
delta_dc:
Sorry, "Mosaic of Thought" not "Mosaic of Though" :) #mathchat
12:10 am
emac1227:
RT @kristigrande: There's a big difference between knowing a procedure and understanding a concept! #math #mathchat #edchat #education #middleschool
12:11 am
mathheadinc:
Problem Solving Through Recreational Mathematics-Averbach & Chein #mathchat
12:11 am
mathfour:
The Man Who Counted http://ht.ly/47ys1 is lots of fun stories about different ways to view numbers. #mathchat
12:11 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc Mosaic of Though sounds equally interesting... ;-) #mathchat
12:11 am
MrHonner:
"A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper", "A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market" by @JohnAllenPaulos. Great questions to ponder! #mathchat
12:12 am
mathheadinc:
The (Fabulous) Fibonacci Numbers/ Posamentier & Lehmann FIBONACCI, need I say more? #mathchat
12:12 am
ColinTGraham:
Flatland is good too, for giving a different perspective on space. Especially if you tie in with web 're-creation' #mathchat
12:12 am
mathfour:
@suburbanlion I believe that's the document that got circulated around to inspire him to write the book #mathchat
12:13 am
padgets:
#mathchat soooo books I would recommend......ummmm...I liked everything I needed to know I learned in Kindergarten...also Gone With The Wind
12:13 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham I LOVE Flatland. So funny from a historical point of view, too. The women of Flatland are basically non-citizens! #mathchat
12:13 am
ColinTGraham:
@Teacherhorizons I'm sure some of us will get back to you on this, Sunny, after today's discussion ;-) #mathchat
12:14 am
suburbanlion:
#mathchat Euler's Gem by @divbyzero //a casual introduction to topology & history lesson in one
12:14 am
mathfour:
I just read Survivor by Chuck Palahniuk http://www.amazon.com/Survivor-Novel-Chuck-Palahniuk/dp/0385498721 #mathchat
12:15 am
guernseylibrary:
#mathchat Fermat last theorem, Born on a blue day book about maths and aspergers by Daniel tamet
12:15 am
mathfour:
@suburbanlion Euler's Gem - sounds awesome! #mathchat
12:15 am
delta_dc:
Mosaic of Thought offers seven comprehension strategies that can apply to #mathchat
12:15 am
mathfour:
Survivor's not a math book, but it was a nice de-stressor and the page numbers count down. #mathchat
12:16 am
mathfour:
I like Math Curse. http://ht.ly/47yL0 Kid's book. Perfect for math teachers, too. So fun! #mathchat
12:16 am
mathheadinc:
Gilbert's brain will no longer rot, I'm teaching him calculus now!: http://infinitemath.tumblr.com/#mathchat
12:16 am
delta_dc:
MofT comprehension strategies - metacognition, connections, questioning, inference, images, importance, and synthesis. #mathchat
12:17 am
MrHonner:
"Div, Grad, Curl, and All That". A nice overview of vector calculus from a physics point of view. #mathchat
12:17 am
cybraryman1:
Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (a classic) - Math-Music and Art #mathchat #artsed
12:17 am
padgets:
#mathchat I also like emotional intensity awesome book for the teaching of gifted kids
12:17 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathheadinc You should also check out @FibonacciJoe's Blockhead if you like Fibonacci... #mathchat
12:17 am
suburbanlion:
#mathchat Proofiness: The Dark Arts of Mathematical Deception by Charles Seife http://t.co/tZAHZHu
12:18 am
padgets:
#mathchat I also like Canturbury Tales, ummmm did I spell that right?
12:18 am
mathheadinc:
The Art of the Infinite-Kaplan & Kaplan, Beautifully explains and connects many important aspects of math. #mathchat
12:19 am
ColinTGraham:
@cybraryman1 Yep, @suburbanlion and I both have that as our 1st choice, but Ryan beat me to the chase! #mathchat #artsed
12:19 am
delta_dc:
@mathfour Math Curse is great. I also like The Rabbit Problem http://t.co/4d81Dki #mathchat
12:19 am
POWERORGmath:
@ColinTGraham Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci by @FibonacciJoe was a hit at our #mathinlit affairs this month #mathchat
12:19 am
guernseylibrary:
Alex's adventures in numberland alex bellos #mathchat
12:19 am
suburbanlion:
#mathchat A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram http://t.co/MPlaBxv
12:19 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham HAHA, I do already! THANKS! #mathchat
12:19 am
BeckyFisher73:
RT @cybraryman1: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (a classic) - Math-Music and Art #mathchat #artsed <-- Agreed @mthornton78
12:19 am
mathheadinc:
RT @suburbanlion: #mathchat A New Kind of Science by Stephen Wolfram http://amzn.to/fQR07Y
12:19 am
mathfour:
@padgets I can't forget the Wife of Bath - with her gapped teeth. Amazing what kids will take away from stuff, eh? #mathchat
12:20 am
ZeniaMc79:
Not for using in class nec, but for interest. PopCo. Lots of background on maths and code breaking which is going in to class. #mathchat
12:21 am
mathheadinc:
Ian Stewart's Nature's Numbers connects math in nature. Must read! #mathchat
12:21 am
padgets:
#mathchat I also partial to Shakespeare now that I understand it! whew! better than a soap opera!
12:21 am
POWERORGmath:
@ColinTGraham Blockhead is rich in history, visually, and appropriate for all ages. #mathchat#mathinlit
12:21 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc I had forgotten about that one! He worked with a prof at UH when I was there, so got to see him much. Very cool. #mathchat
12:22 am
ColinTGraham:
@ZeniaMc79 We're just talking about books which rock our own boats, rather than students, just for a change, Zenia! #mathchat
12:22 am
padgets:
#mathchat for my softer side I love the Sound of Music, I actually got to go to Austria where it actually took place, sang the songs too!
12:22 am
mathfour:
@padgets Titus Andronicus is my fav! #mathchat
12:22 am
delta_dc:
Our #Math Dept just read Zull's The Art of Changing the Brain http://t.co/F7h1Th1 it has interesting implications for #teaching #mathchat
12:23 am
suburbanlion:
#mathchat The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose http://t.co/nbua8ty
12:23 am
ColinTGraham:
Don't forget the "why?" people...! ;-) #mathchat
12:23 am
davidwees:
Has anyone suggested Keith Devlin's "The Math Gene"? Kurweil's essay on "The Singularity"? #mathchat
12:24 am
guernseylibrary:
How many socks make a pair? By rob eastaway #mathchat
12:24 am
davidwees:
Devlin provides some very interesting arguments on why we are able to do math at all. #mathchat
12:24 am
POWERORGmath:
#mathchat Engineering the ABCs by @pattyonovak is a great picture book by an engineer. Simplistic, full of gr8 info/applications. #mathinlit
12:24 am
mathheadinc:
John D. Barrow's Pi in the Sky, exhilarating history of counting, thinking and being. #mathchat
12:24 am
davidwees:
Kurzweil provides some insight into the possible future of our society, and of course of what we teach. #mathchat
12:24 am
padgets:
#mathchat okie dokie well the sound of music is a great love story and the tales just plain crazy fun
12:25 am
mathfour:
@padgets Not many people read Sound of Music - fun. I cried at the end - not my kind of end. #mathchat
12:25 am
suburbanlion:
@colintgraham #mathchat there's just so many good ones to choose from!
12:25 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat ohhh but I am such a cry baby anyway :) sniff sniff
12:26 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathheadinc Speaking of Pi... "The History of Pi" by Lieberman formed the basis for my materials work during my PGCE (teach qual) #mathchat
12:26 am
ZeniaMc79:
@ColinTGraham ah, even better. Then definitely PopCo. Made me think and got my book club's brain in gear too #mathchat
12:26 am
mathfour:
Anyone written reviews on their blog or site about any books? How about some links so we can give some love to them? #mathchat
12:26 am
padgets:
#mathchat I even cried after some Disney movies! Toy Story 3 got me good!
12:27 am
mathfour:
@padgets I can't deal with crying stuff. Aggravates me. I'm more keen on murder and dismemberment. In books, that is. ;O #mathchat
12:27 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham I have Petr Beckman's {a history of} PI and David Blatner's The Joy of Pi #mathchat
12:28 am
ColinTGraham:
I did a 'pop culture' thing with students in Japan, which became a short blog post: Ten books that sum me up http://bit.ly/fLDZpk #mathchat
12:28 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat LOL LOL you and I are just opposites! Even though I teach Anatomy and dissect I can't watch that stuff :
12:28 am
ZeniaMc79:
@padgets yup me too. Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame in this case. Sad times #mathchat
12:28 am
padgets:
#mathchat @ZeniaMc79 oh yea I wanted him to get the girl so bad!!!
12:28 am
mathheadinc:
Hargittai & Hargittai's Symmetry: A Unifying Concept is a visual smorgasbord of symmetry all around us. #mathchat
12:29 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathheadinc That's the one, Beckman, can never remember his name... oops! Remember the turquoise and black dust-sheet though! #mathchat
12:29 am
mathfour:
@padgets Too funny. Interestingly, I wonder about your avatar. Looks like a dead parakeet to me (very Monty Python). #mathchat
12:29 am
mathheadinc:
Seymour & Britton's Introduction to Tessellations is an easy way to get kids started on tilings. #mathchat
12:30 am
mathfour:
@padgets @ZeniaMc79 Are you guys giving stuff away on movies now?!? #mathchat
12:30 am
padgets:
#mathchat maybe since my kids are grown I hope to read more grown up stuff until I possibly get the g-kids
12:30 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour A friend of mine likes murder mysteries but she puts the book down if there isn't a dead body on the 1st page... #mathchat
12:30 am
delta_dc:
@ColinTGraham You speak Klingon? #mathchat
12:31 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat oh yea your kids are little right?
12:31 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham My kinda girl. I choose true crime based on the number dead. One dead isn't a "horrible crime" to me. #mathchat
12:31 am
republicofmath:
Video review of "The Crytoclub" http://wp.me/P1kqTO-S @mathfour Anyone written reviews on their blog or site about any books? #mathchat
12:31 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc Well it's more the nature of the reference/book that forms a self-assessment. QAPLA! #mathchat
12:31 am
mathfour:
@padgets Yepper. Daughter is 18mo. I still have a while to go before watching some of the newer Disneys. #mathchat
12:32 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham You must have the hard cover. Only have the paperback :( #mathchat
12:32 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham Blatner's has 1 million places of pi printed throughout the book. #mathchat
12:32 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathheadinc Yes, it's been in and out of print... #mathchat
12:33 am
mathfour:
I love the reference book with all the forumlas in it. Anyone remember the name or author? #mathchat
12:33 am
mathheadinc:
@mathfour The red one? #mathchat
12:33 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham Ahh, an oldie but a goodie! #mathchat
12:33 am
ColinTGraham:
@delta_dc Don't tell me you missed my RT of How do Klingons compute? http://bit.ly/dMsBgb#mathchat
12:34 am
mathfour:
Found it. http://ht.ly/47zem Pocket Book of Integrals and Mathematical Formulas #mathchat
12:34 am
mathheadinc:
Hildebrandt & Tromba's The Parsimonious Universe is a visual delight of shape and form in the natural world. #mathchat
12:34 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc It was blue when I owned it. Seems it's in 4th ed now and is silvery. #mathchat
12:35 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc I did have the math dictionary that was red. Another good one. #mathchat
12:35 am
delta_dc:
@ColinTGraham I did before but not now - thanks. #mathchat
12:35 am
padgets:
@ZeniaMc79 #mathchat me too :-)
12:35 am
ColinTGraham:
The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics by G G Joseph is excellent if you can find it! #mathchat
12:36 am
ColinTGraham:
I love it for the way I can bring history into the lessons, and cultures outside the usual euro-centric bias #mathchat
12:36 am
mathheadinc:
It's mostly a picture book of snowflakes but Libbrecht's The Snowflake shows mathematical connections, too. #mathchat
12:37 am
mathfour:
So how do we get people to read these books? #mathchat
12:38 am
padgets:
#mathchat are any of these e-books?
12:38 am
mathfour:
@padgets Is it a turtle? #mathchat
12:38 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat yep a sea turtle :)
12:38 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Enthusiasm, recommendation,... who knows why people decide to read certain things? Word of mouth is very powerful. #mathchat
12:38 am
mathfour:
Nobody's reviewed any books on their site? #mathchat
12:38 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @ColinTGraham: @mathheadinc You should also check out @FibonacciJoe's Blockhead if you like Fibonacci... #mathchat
12:39 am
ColinTGraham:
http://bit.ly/dH8rWd for US/N Amer tweeps is a link to the GG Joseph book... must update my blog post :-/ #mathchat
12:40 am
mathheadinc:
For their simplicity and beauty, The Wooden Books: The Golden Section, Q.E.D: Beauty in Mathematical Proof #mathchat
12:41 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Erm... Reviews http://bit.ly/fvL388 ok, only one, by @icecolbeveridge but it's a start... #mathchat
12:41 am
mathfour:
Another super fun math book: Mathematical Scandals http://ht.ly/47zoU #mathchat
12:41 am
mathheadinc:
For their simplicity and beauty, (more) Wooden Books: Platonic & Archimedean Solids, The Little Book of Coincidence. #mathchat
12:41 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham @icecolbeveridge Thanks! I'm thinking about doing some reviews myself and wanted to check some out. #mathchat
12:42 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham @icecolbeveridge Not to mention this chat is growing my own Amazon Wish List! #mathchat
12:42 am
ColinTGraham:
@POWERORGmath How did your #mathinlit project/event go? #mathchat
12:43 am
mathfour:
Math Scandals gives short snippets of historically weird math things. #mathchat
12:43 am
POWERORGmath:
Our #mathinlit families did. Blog.powertheyouth.org updates 3/5 "@mathfour: Nobody's reviewed any books on their site? #mathchat"
12:43 am
mathfour:
Math Scandals: Like the Pythagoreans drowning the dude for proving root 2 is irrational. #mathchat
12:43 am
padgets:
#mathchat if it is not on my older Palm or my laptop it does not get read
12:43 am
mathfour:
Is it a smaller crowd this week, y'all? #mathchat
12:44 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @mathheadinc: It's mostly a picture book of snowflakes but Libbrecht's The Snowflake shows mathematical connections, too. #mathchat
12:44 am
padgets:
#mathchat anybody use Good reads?
12:44 am
cybraryman1:
If you don't have time to read these great books how about: Mathematics in the Movieshttp://tinyurl.com/yr5ke8 #mathchat
12:44 am
mathheadinc:
Sarah Flannery's In Code: A Young Woman's Mathematical Journey. Sarah doesn't know the words: "Math is hard!" #mathchat
12:45 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Sometimes we only have two or three for #mathchat. It's a self-organizing, self-selecting discussion, Bon!
12:46 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham Well, it shouldn't be. Where's the #mathchat police when you need them. ;-) #mathchat
12:46 am
ColinTGraham:
@cybraryman1 Mathematics in the Movies would be a great topic for another #mathchat, I think Jerry. Or using movies to teach mathematics.
12:46 am
mathheadinc:
@mathfour That's the one I always see at the book store. #mathchat
12:46 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @ColinTGraham: The Crest of the Peacock: The Non-European Roots of Mathematics by G G Joseph is excellent if you can find it! #mathchat
12:47 am
mathfour:
@cybraryman1 AWESOME! I didn't know there were so many! #mathchat
12:47 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour Do you want to run for #mathchat Sheriff!
12:47 am
foes4sports:
RT @cybraryman1: If you don't have time to read these great books how about: Mathematics in the Movies http://tinyurl.com/yr5ke8 #mathchat
12:47 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @ColinTGraham: @delta_dc Don't tell me you missed my RT of How do Klingons compute? http://bit.ly/dMsBgb #mathchat
12:48 am
mathfour:
RT @cybraryman1: If you dont have time to read these great books how about: Mathematics in the Movies http://tinyurl.com/yr5ke8 #mathchat
12:48 am
idearella:
RT @cybraryman1: If you dont have time to read these great books how about: Mathematics in the Movies http://tinyurl.com/yr5ke8 #mathchat
12:48 am
ColinTGraham:
OK, let's focus a little... what books have helped you with your teaching? How/why? #mathchat
12:48 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham YES! (can I wear a shiny star on my chest... PLEASE?) #mathchat
12:49 am
mathheadinc:
Alfred Posamentier's The Pythagorean Theorem is a mountain of Pythagorean nuggets. #mathchat
12:49 am
mathheadinc:
All these books have some new way to make me see mathematics which I pass on to my students. #mathchat
12:50 am
POWERORGmath:
Excellent! Continuing Monthly! "@ColinTGraham: @POWERORGmath How did your #mathinlit project/event go? #mathchat"
12:50 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham Interesting question. All my teaching is based on watching teachers in grad school and listening to students. #mathchat
12:50 am
ColinTGraham:
For me: The Elephant in the Classroom, by Jo Boaler - partly because she was one of the tutors when I was training as a teacher #mathchat
12:50 am
mathfour:
@ColinTGraham I did cause The Art Institute of Houston to buy over 30 popular math books for their library. #mathchat
12:51 am
POWERORGmath:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat Families+author chat+reviews+themed math #mathinlit
12:51 am
cybraryman1:
Newton's Clock: Chaos in the Solar System combines science and math #mathchat
12:51 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc I'm in your camp. I use what I learn in books to pass along to students, but haven't read any books on teaching. #mathchat
12:51 am
padgets:
#mathchat ok I am back...what did i miss?
12:52 am
ColinTGraham:
@mathfour It could also be a non-teaching book which somehow impacted on the way you teach #mathchat
12:52 am
mathfour:
@padgets Some dude was running through here naked. But I, as the new #mathchat Sheriff took him to jail. #mathchat
12:52 am
ColinTGraham:
@padgets We're sharing books which have impacted on the way we teach, in some way... #mathchat
12:53 am
Teacherhorizons:
@mathfour @cybraryman1 wow revolutionary! I really like this. I always find I learn better when I watch something rather than read #mathchat
12:53 am
daveinstpaul:
"The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another" by Rebecca Cox was very illuminating. #mathchat
12:53 am
mathheadinc:
@mathfour Here are two: Rafe Esquith's Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire & The Hobart Shakespeareans. Worth more than many degrees. #mathchat
12:53 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat whewwwww! AND I MISSED IT!!!!! so..he wasn't wearing anything? ummmmm..science at its' best LOL LOL LOL
12:53 am
mathfour:
@Teacherhorizons Then you might like my blog - which has tons of video explanations. #mathchat
12:54 am
cybraryman1:
To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite I was always intrigued by infinity #mathchat
12:54 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc Those should be my first to review! That would be fun. #mathchat
12:54 am
ColinTGraham:
#mathchat RT@daveinstpaul: The College Fear Factor: How Students & Professors Misunderstand One Another by Rebecca Cox was very illuminating
12:54 am
POWERORGmath:
@ColinTGraham #mathchat Would love comments abt student teachers who used ShelSilverstein's Smart poem abt #money #mathmis #mathinlit
12:54 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat I see a science experiment with temperature coming
12:55 am
mathheadinc:
@mathfour You can rent the The Hobart Shakespeareans documentary, too. Get you tissues ready. #mathchat
12:56 am
cybraryman1:
What Great Teachers Do Differently: Fourteen Things That Matter Most #mathchat
12:56 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat you are awesome!
12:56 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc Awe, man. A cry movie? Didn't we cover this? @padgets does cry movies. #mathchat
12:56 am
padgets:
@Teacherhorizons #mathchat Me me me me me !!!!!
12:56 am
ColinTGraham:
@Teacherhorizons Not me... Is there a Teach Yourself Teaching book too? :-/ seems a bit strange in some ways... #mathchat
12:57 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat pass the tissues sniff sniff sniff
12:57 am
mathfour:
By definition (maybe) movies involving dismemberment involve fractions. #mathchat
12:57 am
POWERORGmath:
#mathchat plz leave comments at blog.powertheyouth.org abt our Student Teachers post for chance to win Blockhead the book #mathinlit
12:57 am
ColinTGraham:
What books have made you cry whilst reading them? Now, THAT would be powerful writing! #mathchat
12:58 am
cybraryman1:
My first book I read before I taught was Up the Down Staircase #mathchat
12:58 am
padgets:
@mathfour #mathchat ewwwwwww! body parts !!!
12:58 am
POWERORGmath:
Wow! #mathinlit "@cybraryman1: To Infinity and Beyond: A Cultural History of the Infinite I was always intrigued by infinity #mathchat"
12:58 am
mathfour:
There are tons of new things on my Amazon wish list now. #mathchat
12:58 am
mathheadinc:
@mathfour YES! And HBO's Temple Grandin is also about giving every willing student a chance. #mathchat
12:59 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @ColinTGraham: What books have made you cry whilst reading them? Now, THAT would be powerful writing! #mathchat
12:59 am
padgets:
#mathchat ok (cough) ummm back on track now......ya right LOL
12:59 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc I'm of the camp that every kid is smart. Grown-ups kill it in them. #mathchat
12:59 am
Teacherhorizons:
@ColinTGraham i dont know about crying but I have laughed out loud to books by sophie kinsella #mathchat
12:59 am
padgets:
#mathchat yea Buzz!
1:00 am
mathfour:
@mathheadinc (That's why I don't say Daughter is SO smart like other parents. She's just as smart as every other kid.) #mathchat
1:00 am
POWERORGmath:
RT @mathheadinc: @mathfour YES! And HBO's Temple Grandin is also about giving every willing student a chance. #mathchat
1:01 am
mathfour:
Alrighty now, y'all. 7:00 Which means the baby sitter's going to leave or turn Daughter into a pumpkin. #mathchat
1:01 am
mathfour:
The Bon's over and out - it's BATHTIME at the MathFour household. See y'all next week! #mathchat
1:01 am
ColinTGraham:
Last one I remember affecting me deeply was "A Child Called It"... by David Pelzer #mathchat
1:01 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham That was the fastest #mathchat ever. :)
1:02 am
POWERORGmath:
"@mathfour: @mathheadinc I'm of the camp that every kid is smart. Grown-ups kill it in them. #mathchat" «Hand slaps. We must stop this.
1:02 am
padgets:
#mathchat AWWW MAN!!! done already? well, being the goofy one tonight, thanks for letting me "lurk"
1:02 am
ColinTGraham:
OK, looks like the sheriff called "last orders"...! Y'all come back on Monday if you want to go any further on this topic! #mathchat
1:03 am
cybraryman1:
@ColinTGraham Thank you. Great list of books I should read. #mathchat
1:05 am
ColinTGraham:
Thanks for another fast and furious #mathchat I'll try and extract a reading list after we do it again on Monday! #mathchat
1:07 am
mathheadinc:
@ColinTGraham That would be super! Thanks, Colin! #mathchat #mathchat
1:07 am
ProfTK:
RT @cybraryman1: No time to read these great books ? How about: Mathematics in the Movieshttp://tinyurl.com/yr5ke8 #mathchat <Great List!>
1:09 am
POWERORGmath:
@mathfour @ColinTGraham We enjoyed Andrew Clements Lunch Money and now reading Extra Credit #mathinlit #mathchat
1:10 am
ProfTK:
RT @cybraryman1: Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - Math-Music and Art #mathchat#artsed <Yes! But esoteric, too & worth it!
1:10 am
ColinTGraham:
Don't forget to respond to @Teacherhorizons: what maths topics do math teachers like teaching best? #mathchat
1:14 am
busynessgirl:
Understanding Learning and Teaching, The Glass Wall and The Theory of Fun for Game Design #mathchat