Maths in the library!

googolWith our new books that have arrived this week, we now have a great selection of fantastic maths books in the BIFS elementary library. We looked at two of them in library classes this week: G is for googol : a math alphabet book written by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Marissa Moss; and Can you count to a googol? by Robert E. Wells.

robert e wells

These two authors have a wonderful way of making maths and science books meaningful and interesting to elementary (and older!) students. We learned that googol is an incredibly large number (more than the number of atoms in the universe!) and we also learned to make a mobius strip (one sided figure) like the one below:



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