Tween Primes Online, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Sunday, December 20 at 5:30 pm ET (New York)
MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience. Like to read? Like math or wish you did? Join us online for Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens (ages 10-17). Friends and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?
The Parrot's Theorem
by Denis Guedj
When Mr. Ruche, a reclusive Parisian bookseller, receives a letter from a long-lost friend in the Amazon bequeathing him a vast library of mathematical books, he is propelled into a great exploration of the story of maths, from brilliant Greek thinkers, such as Archimedes and Pythagoras, to the 17th-century genius Fermat. Mr. Ruche decides that with the help of a talking, mathematically minded parrot, he will use these books to teach Max, a deaf boy whose dysfunctional family lives with Mr. Ruche, and his siblings the mysteries and wonders of numbers and shapes. But soon it becomes clear that Mr. Ruche has inherited the library for reasons other than pure enlightenment, and, before he knows it, the household is caught up in a race to prevent the vital theorems from falling into the wrong hands. Join Tween Primes to discuss this book and go on a delightful journey through the history of mathematics.
This is a live-streamed event. Occasional video recordings are made available for a fee at videos.momath.org.
|Event Fee||$ 16.00|
|Optional donation to help defray costs||$ 10.00|