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 and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?

Annotated Alice

The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll,
with an introduction and notes by Martin Gardner
Sunday, September 16, 5:30 pm

Tweens and teens, join MoMath at Tween Primes to discuss The Annotated Alice, a version of the classic Alice in Wonderland series in which Martin Gardner playfully highlights the hidden mathematical riddles and curious wordplay ingeniously embedded throughout the story.




Letters to a Young Mathematician

Letters to a Young Mathematician
by Ian Stewart
Sunday, October 14, 5:30 pm

Letters to a Young Mathematician tells readers what Ian Stewart wishes he had known when he was a student and young faculty member. Subjects include what mathematics is and why it’s worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others. This book is sure to be a favorite with students at all levels!




Prior Tween Primes Selections
More Math Adventures with Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
Further Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman
Numbed! by David Lubar
Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce
Secret Coders and Secret Coders: Paths & Portals 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