...Bloggers, & Other cool Bookish People
I have a mission that I need your help on. In case you didn't know I'm a seventh grade math teacher (eighth grade too if you count my Pre-AP class) and I LOVE to read (hence the book blog), which my students find quite odd. Though they are loving my book recommendations and it really helps those reluctant in math to relax a little.
Anyway, in a random conversation with my students yesterday, the topic of math in reading and writing was brought up (it was started with the "why so I need to know this? "when will I ever use math?"..you know the drill....i've been there, oh how I HATED geometric proofs). I preceded to mention a couple books where I though math played a role, even if it was an indirect role, there was math there.
For example, in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, they had to use math to calculate the point for the house cup. Plus you could even do the math to find the age of some of the characters. Then there is the game field in Catching Fire, totally math related, but that's all I'll say because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't read it.
So, the reason for this babble, it that I NEED YOUR HELP to find other books where math (even if used indirectly) is present (even better if it's apporpriate for 7th & 8th graders).
Feel free to also include if you as a writer, editer, publisher, cover art designer, trailer maker, blogger, etc have used math in your work.
I know math is not everyone's favorite subject, but how can you cook your favorite recipe
without seeing a fraction?
Thanks for taking time to read my little challenge and I can't wait to read what you have to share!