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Welcome to the May 2019 issue of
MathsThroughStories.org newsletter!


 
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THE YOUNG MATHEMATICAL STORY AUTHOR (YMSA) ​COMPETITION - RESULTS

 

THE STUART J. MURPHY AWARD
​(8-10 YEARS OLD CATEGORY)

With 200 entries from 18 schools across 5 countries to judge, the Stuart J. Murphy Award (8-10 years old category) is very competitive this year!

Many congratulations to the authors of the winning and shortlisted entries! The winner receives £100 and their school another £100. The Award is generously funded by 
HarperCollins

You can read details of these talented young mathematical story authors, their mathematical stories, their inspirations for the stories, and the judges' comments here.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank all the authors and their schools for encouraging them to participate in the YMSA 2019 competition. Here are the participating schools this year:

 
​British International School Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Buckden Academy (UK)
Deutsche Schule Bombay International School (India)
Elmhurst School (UK)
Hardwick & Cambourne Community Primary School (UK)
Lanesborough Prep School (UK)
Merryhills Primary School (UK)
Michael F. Stokes School (USA)
Oundle Church of England Primary School (UK)
Rasami British International School (Thailand)
Sandhills Community Primary School (UK)
Silver Oaks International School (India)
Smarden Primary School (UK)
St Francis de Sales Catholic Junior School (UK)
St Peter and St Paul Catholic Primary Academy (UK)
Swan Lane First School (UK)
Whalley Church of England Primary School (UK)
Whitecotes Primary Academy (UK)


 

​THE CINDY NEUSCHWANDER AWARD
​(11-13 YEARS OLD CATEGORY)

With over 60 entries from 12 schools across 4 countries to judge, the Cindy Neuschwander Award (11-13 years old category) is a tough category to compete in this year.

​Many congratulations to the authors of the winning and shortlisted entries! The winner receives £100 and their school another £100. The Award is generously funded by 
Charlesbridge

You can read details of these talented young mathematical story authors, their mathematical stories, their inspirations for the stories, and the judges' comments here.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank all the authors and their schools for encouraging them to participate in the YMSA 2019 competition. Here are the participating schools this year:

British International School Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
Buckden Academy (UK)
Chirec International School (India)
Debden Park High School (UK)
Derby Moor Academy (UK)
Deutsche Schule Bombay International School (India)
GEMS First Point School (United Arab Emirates)
King James 1 Academy (UK)
Lanesborough Prep School (UK)
Muscliff Primary School (UK)
Silver Oaks International School (India)
St. Benedict's Catholic High School (UK)​


For more details of this year's YMSA competition, click here.

For more details of the YMSA 2020 competition, click here.

 

LATEST BOOK REVIEWS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

Read our official reviews of these stories by clicking on the book covers below or visit our Book Reviews page.

If you are a publisher or an independent author and would like us to review your mathematical story picture book, click here for more details.

 
Click here to read our review of Mitsumasa Anno's 'Anno's Magic Seeds' (with a focus on exponential growth for children aged 10+ years old) 
 
Click here to read our review of Stuart Murphy's 'Hamster Champs' (with a focus on angle measurement using protractors for children aged 8+ years old) 

MATHS THROUGH STORIES
THE NATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAMME

To date, Dr. Trakulphadetkrai (founder of MathsThroughStories.org) has delivered the Maths Through Stories training workshop to over 200 in-service teachers and around 2,000 teacher trainee across the UK and abroad.

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


Details of his workshops from this month 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 or outside the UK) is interested in receiving training from Dr. Trakulphadetkrai at your institution, please get in touch with him directly here.

 

MATHS THROUGH STORIES WORKSHOPS IN MAY 2019

LATEST WEBSITE STATS

Since the launch of our website on 2 March 2017 (the World Book Day), MathsThroughStories.org has been viewed over 280,000 times by more than 54,000 teachers and parents from over 180 countries around the world! 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.

 

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

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 to help them foster positive attitudes towards the subject.
 
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