Tween Primes

MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience. Like to read? Like math or wish you did? Come to Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for Tweens and Teens (ages 10-15). Pizza, ice cream, and good math reads: What better way to spend an evening?

Numbed

Numbed!
by David Lubar
Thursday, August 24, 4:30 pm

When Logan’s class takes a trip to a math museum, his mischievous friend Benedict is sure it will be a boring day—until he discovers a robot and its creator in an off-limits area. The robot proves feisty, and soon both boys get zapped. They realize only later that they’d left the museum without their math skills. To get back the knowledge they need for school—not to mention buying food at the mall, divvying up dinner at home, and much more—they’ll have to get back to the museum and pass a series of math challenges. Being “numbed” will teach Logan and Benedict just how useful, and even fun, math can be.

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Secrets

Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra
by Wendy Lichtman
Wednesday, September 20, 4:30 pm

Tess loves math because it’s the one subject she can trust — there’s always just one right answer, and it never changes. But then she starts algebra and is introduced to those pesky and mysterious variables, which seem to be everywhere in eighth grade. When even your friends and parents can be variables, how in the world do you find out the right answers to the really important questions, like what to do about a boy you like or whom to tell when someone’s done something really bad?

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Prior Tween Primes Selections

Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce
Secret Coders and Secret Coders: Paths & Portals by by Gene Luen Yang
Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child
The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
Hidden Figures, Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberger
The Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss by M. B. W. Tent