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Awesome stories for junior high
on October 28, 2012
I teach an honors seventh grade course, in which students are expected to learn about the history of math and the history of numbers. These stories were such a great introduction for them into the great people that invented math, and the great things people can do. My students were especially fascinated by Archimedes and Fibonacci. Many of my female students found themselves aligned with Maria Agnesi. My non-honors students keep asking when they get to hear the cool stories the other students keep talking about.
This book is well-written, and the stories are long enough to have some depth, but short enough to be entertaining. I am sure these books will see much use in my classes.