Encourage your children’s summer reading and treat them to a fun time at MoMath with pizza and ice cream! Sign up your tween (ages 10 - 15) for MoMath’s book club for tweens and teens, Tween Primes.
In The Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss by M. B. W. Tent, learn about the boy who could read and add numbers when he was three years old; thwarted his teacher by finding a quick and easy way to sum the numbers 1-100; attracted the attention of a Duke with his genius and became the man who predicted the reappearance of a lost planet; discovered basic properties of magnetic forces; and invented a surveying tool used by professionals until the invention of lasers.
Young readers will be transported back two centuries to the candlelit world of Carl Friedrich Gauss. M.B.W. Tent's charming tale follows Gauss from his working-class boyhood to the heights of European mathematics.
August's book club is appropriate for ages 10 to 15. This is a drop-off program hosted at the Museum, and all attendees must be children. Drop-off is at 4:30 pm, and pick-up is promptly at 6:00 pm; please check in at Additions, the shop at MoMath.