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Welcome to the Spring 2021 issue of
MathsThroughStories.org newsletter!


 
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UPDATE ON THE 2021 'YOUNG MATHEMATICAL STORY AUTHOR (YMSA)' COMPETITION
 
For this year's YMSA competition, we have received 626 entries from students aged 8-15 years old across 12 countries! This is a significant increase from our competitions in 2020 (329 entries) and 2019 (260 entries).

The Judging Panel are working very hard to go through these entries, and we intend to publicly announce the outcome by Friday 28 May 2021. Be sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, so you will be the first to know the outcomes as soon as they are available.

To learn more about our 2021 competition, please click here.

You can read winning and shortlisted entries from our 2020 competition here and from our 2019 competition here.

 
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LATEST BOOK REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Read our official reviews of mathematical stories by clicking the links below or visit our Book Reviews page for reviews of 100+ mathematical stories.
 
Click here to read our review of Rajani LaRocca’s ‘Bracelets for Bina's Brothers' (with a focus on patterns for children aged 5+ years old)
Click here to read our review of Ana Crespo’s ‘Lia & Luis Who Has More?’ (with a focus on measurement comparison for children aged 5+ years old)
Click here to read our review of Natasha Yim’s ‘Luna’s Yum Yum Dum Sum’ (with a focus on division for children aged 5+ years old)
Click here to read our review of Sara Levine’s ‘The Animals Would Not Sleep’ (with a focus on sorting and classification for children aged 5+ years old)
Click here to read our review of Grace Lin’s ‘Circle! Sphere!’ (with a focus on 2D and 3D shapes for children aged 3+ years old)
Click here to read our review of Grace Lin’s ‘The Last Marshmallow’ (with a focus on division for children aged 3+ years old)
Click here to read our review of Grace Lin’s ‘Up To My Knees!’ (with a focus on measurement for children aged 3+ years old)
Click here to read our review of Grace Lin’s ‘What Will Fit?’ (with a focus on measurement comparison for children aged 3+ years old)

OUR LATEST BLOG POSTS

Click here to read 'Storytelling Math: A Different Sort of Math Story'. In this blog post, Alyssa Mito Pusey (Executive Editor at Charlesbridge Publishing) introduces us to Charlesbridge's brand new series of mathematical stories with a focus on diversity, called Storytelling Math. 
Click here to read 'Oral mathematical storytelling: A creative choice'. This blog post is about oral mathematical storytelling and is written by Caroline McGrath, a specialist mathematics teacher in the UK. The blog post is based in part on her doctoral research, and on her book, ‘Teaching Mathematics through Story: A creative approach for the early years’.
 
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MATHS THROUGH STORIES
THE NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME

To date, Dr. Trakulphadetkrai (founder of MathsThroughStories.org) has delivered his Maths Through Stories training workshop to over 1,000 in-service teachers and around 2,000 teacher trainee across the UK and abroad. 

Consequently, MathsThroughStories.org has become the largest and most trusted training provider on integrating story picture books in mathematics teaching and learning. 


Details of his recent workshops can be found below, and details of his upcoming workshops can be found here

If your school, local educational authority or teacher education programme (both within and outside the UK) is interested in receiving training from Dr. Trakulphadetkrai at your institution, please get in touch with him directly here.

 

RECENT MATHS THROUGH STORIES WORKSHOPS
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LATEST WEBSITE STATS

Since the launch of our website on 2 March 2017 (the World Book Day), MathsThroughStories.org has now been viewed over 830,000 times by more than 210,000 teachers and parents from almost 210 countries! This is truly amazing and a reflection of your growing desire to learn more about how mathematical story picture books can be integrated meaningfully in mathematics teaching and learning.

To find out more about these statistics, click here for a full Google Analytics report.

 
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MathsThroughStories.org is a non-profit and research-based initiative. It sets out to encourage teachers and parents globally to use stories to enhance mathematics teaching.

We firmly believe that the use of mathematical stories, particularly in the picture book format, can help mathematics learners develop their conceptual understanding in mathematical concepts and foster positive attitudes towards the subject.
 
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