Praise for The Kitchen Pantry Scientist: Math for Kids
“Wide range of fun and interesting math activities for children ... [paired with] ... a brief biography of the mathematician who inspired that activity. These biographies are fascinating
, profiling mathematicians throughout time and from a wide variety of cultures, countries, and backgrounds...” Full review/interview with Rebecca Rapoport and Allanna Chung.
— Dianna Sanchez
, Author of A Witch’s Kitchen
, A Pixie’s Promise
, and An Elf’s Equations
“A brilliant and hands-on introduction to the world of mathematics . . . shows how math
can be creative, inspiring, and a ton of fun!”
— Scott Kominers
, Professor, Harvard University
“These stories make the math real in such important ways, and accessible sources like
this one are rare. That this book combines herstories and histories with fun, interesting mathematical tasks is icing on the pi.”
— Jan McDonald
, Former Dean and Professor, School of Education (Pace and Phillips universities)
"Enjoy immersing yourself in the experiments and ideas you'll be reading and thinking about as you use math to become a discoverer of this great big world!!!"
— Yetta Goodman
, Regents Professor Emerita, University of Arizona, College of Education
"This book is wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of it: the biographies, the math, the projects and games. As a math professor emeritus, mother and grandmother, I wish I had had access to this long ago. It fills a void in math education by expanding our understanding of the diversity of people and cultures that developed mathematics and enriching our appreciation of the beauty and fun inherent within it. I know it was written (aptly) for children, but since it wasn't around when I was a kid, I'm shamelessly enjoying it now. 🙂"
— Kathie Yoder
, Professor of Mathematics, emeritus, Pierce College
“As a math teacher, I know that sometimes we just can’t learn a concept unless we
see it in action. Rapoport and Chung’s book brings math into life with easy-to-build
demonstrations. I can’t wait to implement these in my classroom!”
— Sarah Thomas
, Secondary Mathematics Teacher, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College (Denver, CO)
"It's rare to find a book that puts a human face on math, let alone 22 of them! Showing a broad range of mathematicians throughout history and from all cultures and backgrounds, Rapoport and Chung inspire young mathematicians to rediscover the fun in math, and the math in the fun. Beautifully illustrated and endlessly engaging, a wonderful gift for children who love to both explore history and play with math."
— Dianna Sanchez
, author of An Elf's Equations