Monday, August 2, 2010

Nonfiction Monday

Nonficton Monday is hosted today by Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian.

Teaching math is challenging, so I'm always on the lookout for books that can bring some fun to a lesson or help answer the question, "Why do I need to know this?" How Baseball Managers Use Math by John C. Bertoletti and Rhea A. Stewart is one of a series of books that delve into how various occupations: race car driving, deep sea diving, etc. utilize mathematics in their professions. This title looks at statistics and how they relate to the game. Bertoletti and Stewart have also authored How Fashion Designers Use Math.

Here is the answer to Friday's Famous First: "Long ago the Lord of the Sun sent the spark of life to earth," is from the Caldecott Medal Winner, Arrow to the Sun: a Pueblo Indian Tale, by Gerald McDermott

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