In my last blog post on exploring math history through children’s books I reviewed three biographies of Ada Lovelace. Now it’s the gentleman’s turn: Fibonacci, Einstein, and Erdos. (Sorry I couldn’t get the umlaut over the o, it is pronounced air-dish.) For this post I have read Odd Boy Out: young Albert Einstein by Don Brown, The Boy Who Loved Only Math: the improbable life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Blockhead: the life of Fibonacci written by Math History Though Children's Books Part 2 Rebecca Miller 08/23/2017

In my last blog post on exploring math history through children’s books I reviewed three biographies of Ada Lovelace. Now it’s the gentleman’s turn: Fibonacci, Einstein, and Erdos. (Sorry I couldn’t get the umlaut over the o, it is pronounced air-dish.) For this post I have read Odd Boy Out: young Albert Einstein by Don Brown, The Boy Who Loved Only Math: the improbable life of Paul Erdos by Deborah Heiligman and illustrated by LeUyen Pham and Blockhead: the life of Fibonacci written by

Coming in at 253 pages, this is the little book which is full of mathematical gold. Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote The Number Devil in 1998. This was when I was 8, and in 4th grade. How did I miss this gem? I would have fallen down the mathematical rabbit hole even sooner. Disguised as a novel, the math in this book includes: Pascal's Triangle, Fibonacci Numbers, set theory, factorials, math 'tricks', and math history. It even has a brief excerpt of Russell's proof that 1+1 equals 2 (although Books by Number- The Number Devil Lauren Miller 02/03/2017

Coming in at 253 pages, this is the little book which is full of mathematical gold. Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote The Number Devil in 1998. This was when I was 8, and in 4th grade. How did I miss this gem? I would have fallen down the mathematical rabbit hole even sooner. Disguised as a novel, the math in this book includes: Pascal's Triangle, Fibonacci Numbers, set theory, factorials, math 'tricks', and math history. It even has a brief excerpt of Russell's proof that 1+1 equals 2 (although

My love of mathematics started with a love of numbers. I enjoyed finding all possible ways I could add, subtract, and multiply different numbers in order to find a specific number, say twelve. Twelve was my favorite number; I loved twelve. We become attached to numbers that have a deeper meaning to us; numbers that make us feel, make us remember. Sesame Street had the “Pinball Song”; this song consisted of counting to twelve with a catchy jingle every child could remember. For love of numbers... Lauren Miller 05/20/2016

My love of mathematics started with a love of numbers. I enjoyed finding all possible ways I could add, subtract, and multiply different numbers in order to find a specific number, say twelve. Twelve was my favorite number; I loved twelve. We become attached to numbers that have a deeper meaning to us; numbers that make us feel, make us remember. Sesame Street had the “Pinball Song”; this song consisted of counting to twelve with a catchy jingle every child could remember.