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?
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!
An Abundance of Katherines
by John Green
Sunday, November 18, 5:30 pm
When it comes to relationships, Colin Singleton’s type is girls named Katherine. And when it comes to girls named Katherine, Colin is always getting dumped. Nineteen times, to be exact. On a road trip miles from home, this anagram-happy, washed-up child prodigy has ten thousand dollars in his pocket, a bloodthirsty feral hog on his trail, and an overweight, Judge Judy-loving best friend riding shotgun — but no Katherines. Colin is on a mission to prove The Theorem of Underlying Katherine Predictability, which he hopes will predict the future of any relationship, avenge Dumpees everywhere, and finally win him the girl. Love, friendship, and a dead Austro-Hungarian archduke add up to surprising and heart-changing conclusions in Printz medalist John Green’s ingeniously layered comic novel about reinventing oneself.
by Benedict Carey
Sunday, December 9, 5:30 pm
In a trailer park called Adjacent, next to the Folsom Energy Plant, people have started to vanish, and no one seems to care. At first Lady Di and her best friend, Tom Jones, barely notice the disappearances — until their beloved math tutor, Mrs. Clarke, is abducted, too. Mrs. Clarke has left them clues in the form of math equations that lead them all over the trailer park, through hidden tunnels under “Mount Trashmore,” and into the Folsom Energy Plant itself, where Lady Di and Tom Jones and a gang of other misfits uncover the sordid truth about what’s really happening there.
Prior Tween Primes Selections
- The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll, with an introduction and notes by Martin Gardner
- 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