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“Really Big Numbers” by Richard Evan Schwartz, the AMS’s first book for children

The American Mathematical Society has published its first book for children. It’s called Really Big Numbers.

They’ve made a rather pleasant trailer for it.

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It made me want to wait for the audiobook version: author Richard Evan Schwartz has a soothing Bob Ross-like voice. (Edit: turns out the voice is Alexander Dupuis)

Really Big Numbers will be available from the AMS from the 12th of May, priced $25.

Ada Lovelace Day Book out now

A-Passion-for-Science-coverAda Lovelace Day was on 15th October this year. It’s an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths, comprising blog posts about women scientists as well as live events around the world.

The nice people at FindingAda.com, the home of the Ada Lovelace Day project, have collated a set of essays on famous (and those perhaps unfairly overlooked) women in science, celebrating their contribution to many different areas, and telling their stories. The resulting book is called “A Passion for Science: Stories of Discovery and Invention”. Maths is certainly represented: as well as being part of a project named after a woman famously involved in mathematics, the book also contains (awkward plug ahead) a chapter on the mathematician Kathleen Ollerenshaw, written by the Aperiodical’s own Katie Steckles (me).

The book is available to buy as an eBook from the Finding Ada website for £5.99.

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Maths on Screen DVDsmaths on screen

 

Maths Inspiration, a maths theatre show which has been touring the country for a few years providing large-scale theatre shows for GCSE and A-Level students, has now released a set of DVDs of a special series of talks, which were filmed earlier this year.