After sharing Calvin and Hobbes - Weirdos from Another Planet!, it got me thinking of another book which I find very suitable for kids, especially those in preschool education or who had just started their schooling years. Many of my friends are married with children of their own, or at least expecting one in the coming months; Math-A-Day is my dedicated gift to every one of them to explore the world through the fun-filled activities in this book with their growing child in the coming years.
Truth is, she (yes, Theoni Pappas is a she) is not within my list of known authors until I decided to write this blog. There is a biography page in the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics site dedicated to her, and that shows how important she is in the field of education, especially on mathematics. She may not be the next Pascal or Leibniz, but she may well be training the next of them.
It is quite obvious that Pappas is not satisfied with delivering her knowledge only in school, and I believe that the evidence lies in the number of books she had written over the years. Her books have the aim of delivering mathematical ideas to the general public by removing the intimidating (and boring...) aspects of mathematics and substituting it with fun-filled puzzles and mathematical gems. If you are an educator, this book is for you as well, and you could use the gems in this book to begin or end your class with.