Math & Cultural
|Location:||MSRI: Simons Auditorium|
The 2018 Mathical Book Prize winners announcement will take place at MSRI in conjunction with MSRI's annual Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (CIME) conference for mathematics educators and mathematics professionals. Conference attendees as well as the general public are invited to attend this informative session, including an overview of the Prize and ways math educators can get involved or make use of educator resources to cultivate a love of math in children of all ages.
WHAT IS THE MATHICAL BOOK PRIZE?
The Mathical Book Prize aims to inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages. Each year’s winners and honor books join a selective and ever-growing list of new and previously published fiction and non-fiction titles for youth. These titles are as varied as the intersection between literature and mathematics — that is to say, they encompass picture books, novels, poetry collections, puzzle books, biographies, and more! To learn more, visit www.mathicalbooks.org.
The Mathical Book Prize is awarded by MSRI, in partnership with the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), and the Children's Book Council (CBC). MSRI thanks the Firedoll Foundation for their generous support of the Mathical Prize.
Dr. David Eisenbud, Director of MSRI, will share this year's list of winning titles for ages 2-18 and Mathical Honor Books. David will be joined by Mr. Paul Giganti, presenting a special reading of excerpts of the Mathical Award Winners.
Paul Giganti directs the California Math Festival Program, a hands-on activity-based program for K-8 students, teachers, and families. He also authors children’s literature books with mathematics themes. He is the former Director of the Bay Area Mathematics Project at the University of California, Berkeley (now retired) where he worked with K-12 educators, parents, and families in improving mathematics instruction, curriculum, and assessment for all students. Prior to his work at UC Berkeley, Giganti was an elementary and mathematics classroom teacher of all grades, kindergarten through eighth. He has been actively involved in professional organizations that support mathematics educators, and is a past president of the California Mathematics Council.