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Topic: 5th Grade Activity
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David Wang

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summer reading list suggestions
Posted: Apr 17, 1995 7:35 PM
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At my school, we have just implemented a plan which will start this
coming summer. Each student will be assigned one book to read for each major
subject they are taking the following year. The point of this (in terms
of math, at least) is *not* to get the students to either review math
they have seen before or to study math they have not yet seen. Students
spend 9 months out ofthe year studying math content (i.e. mathematics and
its applications), and we would like to use this reading to expand their
mathematical horizons in another way.

We have created three possible areas in which to look for books:

1. readings in the history of mathematics
2. mathematical fiction (e.g. Flatland)
3. mass-market books related to mathematics (e.g. James Gleick's _Chaos:
Making a New Science_)

Any suggestions for titles would be appreciated. Bear in mind that
students will be reading these books (a) over the summer and (b) without
teacher interaction or discussion. Therefore, they should be (a)
interesting and (b) not impossible to follow.

Tanks in advance your your help.

Dave Wang

Dave Wang St. Andrew's School Middletown, DE

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