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Edible Books and MATHS!

Posted on | May 25, 2012 | 4 Comments

Today I’m hosting STEM Friday, over at the STEM Friday blog. I’ve a review of a super, literally deliciously illustrated book for inspiring a love of… fractions! Do head on over to the STEM Friday blog to find out what it is, and if you’ve written a review of a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) book for children, please leave a link to your review over there, so it’s easy for anyone interested in in STEM books to find them all in one place.

As to what my mystery book inspired us to get up to… here are some photos:

Whilst we made our Edible Book version of my mystery book we listened to:

Neither are about fractions or division (both will get your toes tapping though), nor is the next song I had on, but I couldn’t resist:

  • Love Will Tear Us Apart by Joy Division


  • Finally, a book which ISN’T my mystery book, but which is a fun read alongside the book I’m reviewing on the STEM Friday blog is The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins – the perfect excuse for baking LOTS of biscuits and doing even more maths…

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    4 Responses to “Edible Books and MATHS!”

    1. choxbox
      May 25th, 2012 @ 9:21 am

      AWESOME! Two of my favourites – math and cake! Sounds like a lovely book, no idea what it is.

    2. Zoe
      May 25th, 2012 @ 9:58 am

      It is super book Choxbox, you’d definitely enjoy it!

    3. choxbox
      May 25th, 2012 @ 10:21 am

      And talking of STEM Zoe, my 12-year old is currently immersed in Simon Singh’s The Big Bang. Her other STEM-related recent reads are Alex’s Adventures in Numberland, 1089 and All That and The Math Book (this one she dips into on and off). The Number Devil is an old favourite of hers.

      Next on her list is another by Simon Singh – The Code Book.

      All these are good reads for a child her age – just the right amount of science/math told in a very readable way. Maybe I’ll ask her review these and post it in my blog.

    4. Zoe
      May 25th, 2012 @ 10:29 am

      Simon Singh is great, you’re right Choxbox. I loved his Code book. Funnily enough I’ve just started The Number Devil!

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