Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Seuss; books; math and literature; Cat in the Hat’s’

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2, 2008

ted_geisel_nywts.jpgIn honor of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s 104th birthday today, I thought I’d do a post on (fiction) books that have some math in them. But when I started to think about what I’d write, I quickly became overwhelmed. Should I mention The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster? What about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon, a novel written from the perspective of a mathematical 15-year old who is also autistic? And then there is The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure by Hans Magnus Enzensberger, which I haven’t actually read but which came highly recommended. I started collecting titles of books with a-little-to-a-lot of math in them about two years ago, and the list could be a web site in and of itself. Click to read some lists by other people, plus my plug for the Dr. Suess-style science books for kids!