- May 26 & 27 - All libraries CLOSED for Memorial Day
Come to the Santa Teresa Library to learn and have fun at the same time!
We will be having Math Fun: Fun with Fractions!
On the following days:
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM
We will be playing math games, coloring and doing crafts related to fractions in the Children’s Area. Please come and join us for fraction fun!
Are you a teen or preteen that has a math learning disability or simply a deep hatred of mathematics? You should take a look at this book from the author and actress (The Wonder Years, The West Wing), Danica McKellar.
Hot X: Algebra Exposed is the third title in the math series directed at teen (and preteen) girls. Like the first two books, Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail and Kiss My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss, the author makes algebra both intriguing and fun. Each chapter tackles a different algebra “Hot Topic” with a step-by-step breakdown of how to solve the problem as well as “Takeaway tips” to help to reader remember what they have just learned. The book covers everything from rational expressions, absolute value, linear equations, functions, polynomials and square roots. The reader can either go directly to the chapter with the topic they want to study or read the whole book.
I loved the testimonials from successful women who describe in detail how math skills are essential to careers as varied as chef and TV advertising account executive. Preteen girls will love the entries from “Danica’s Diary” although they may not appeal to the non-preteen. What Danica McKellar accomplishes with this title is making Algebra accessible to the “I Hate Math” crowd. I would recommend any of these books to middle school or high school girls, especially those who need a self-esteem boost when it comes to their math skills.
Do you want to a fun way to promote math literacy with your school age kids? Try 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Math! These 65 one minute mysteries will help you develop logic and reasoning skills. The authors, a father and daughter team Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder, manage to equate math with fun and excitement rather than making it boring and difficult. The everyday situations require the reader to use their math knowledge to solve mysteries involving shapes, measurement, calculating money and other concepts.
Come to the Edenvale Branch Library to have math fun! Children ages 5 to 12 are invited to participate in a variety fun math games and activities. Playing with money teaches several useful skills, including addition, subtraction, estimation and strategic thinking.
This program will take place at the Edenvale Branch Library on the following dates:
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This program will be repeated at these other libraries:
Santa Teresa Branch Library - Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
King Library - Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm