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Pyramids by Terry Pratchett

This is the seventh Discworld book and another one I read on vacation.

Published: 1989

Genre: fantasy

Length: 341 pages

Setting: the country of Djel within Discworld

Summary: Short version: While the Pharaoh may think he rules, it’s really the High Priest who does Continue reading


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Math Curse by Jon Scieszka

I can’t remember where I saw this book, but I thought it would work well for a Fun Math day. I didn’t realize it was a picture book until I picked it up.

Artist: Lane Smith

Published: 1995

Genre: mathematical picture book

Length: 32 pages

Setting: a typical American house and elementary school, present day Continue reading

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Geometry by Harold R. Jacobs

This is the geometry book I settled on for the kids.

Subtitle: Seeing, Doing, Understanding

Published: my edition in 2003; latest edition in 2017

Genre: math textbook

Length: 727 pages of text and problems, 780 pages total Continue reading

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Painless Geometry by Lynette Long

I figured if I was going to try using the Painless Algebra book, I should try the Painless Geometry book.

Published: my edition in 2009; latest edition in 2009

Genre: math textbook

Length: 311 pages Continue reading

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Algebra I by Paul A. Foerster

This is the book Mr. Curiosity used for Algebra and Miss Adventure is starting.

Subtitle: Expressions, Equations, and Applications

Published: originally in 1984; my edition in 1999; most recent edition in 2007

Genre: math textbook

Length: 721 pages total, 679 pages of text Continue reading

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Painless Algebra by Lynette Long

This was Mr. Curiosity and Miss Adventure’s introduction to algebra.

Published: my edition is from 2011, but they have a 4th edition published in 2016

Genre: math textbook

Length: 297 pages Continue reading

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What I Will Be Reading #32: Keep Them Coming

I’ve been working down my reading list, but I always manage to add books faster than I take them off. Here’s some new ones I’ve got:

GeekDad is always a good source of books. They had a post recently about space opera series. Just what I need, more series to read, but I do so love a good space opera. I’ve already read the Old Man’s War series, so that cuts six books off the list. I’m most intrigued by the Lost Fleet Series by Jack Campbell, starting with Dauntless, and the Antares series by Michael McCollum, starting with Antares Dawn.

My other big source for books is the Modern Mrs. Darcy. I’ve got two from her this time. I’m in the planning stages for a new year of homeschooling, so my attention went right to The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had by Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise in her post on Books About Books. It’s been on my radar before, but I never got around to it. This time, I requested it right away from the library and I’m reading it right now. It’s quite interesting and I’m thinking about changing things up for homeschooling this year. We’ll see. The other book came from episode 83 of her podcast, and is called How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas Foster. Mr. Curiosity is at the high school level, and I’d like to be able to discuss some literature with him. I’m terrible at finding symbolism or themes or anything like that from books, so I’m hoping this book will help.

My final book addition is more of an author addition, and he’s also useful for homeschooling. I’m always on the lookout for Fun Math activities, and nicoleandmaggie posted some details on how to keep a gifted kid challenged. In that post, they mentioned puzzle books by Martin Gardner. He’s published a number of books, and they should provide me some inspiration for the year!

And those are the books I’m adding to my reading list. Anything look good to you?

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