the MoMath book club for tweens and teens
Are you a budding mathematician between the ages of 10 and 17 who loves reading? Would you like to make new friends your age who share your passion for mathematics and literature? Join us online for Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens.
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians
by Sean Connolly
Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies
Monday, December 11
6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ET
Hosted by Ingrid Daubechies, MoMath’s 2023–2024 Distinguished Visiting Professor for the Public Dissemination of Mathematics, this month’s Tween Primes will feature The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math: 24 Death-Defying Challenges for Young Mathematicians by Sean Connolly.
Math rocks! At least it does in the gifted hands of Sean Connolly, who blends middle school math with fantasy to create an exciting adventure in problem-solving. These word problems are perilous, do-or-die scenarios of blood-sucking vampires (How many months would it take a single vampire to completely take over a town of 500,000 people?), or a rowboat of 5 shipwrecked sailors with a single barrel of freshwater (How much can they drink, and for how long, before they go mad from thirst???). Each problem requires readers to dig deep into the tools they’re learning in school to figure out how to survive.
All are welcome to attend the book club discussion. For the fullest experience, participants are encouraged to read the book in advance of the event.