Count On Me
Written and illustrated by Miguel Tanco, this story challenges the gender-stereotype about girls and math. Everyone has a passion. For some, it's music. For others, it's art. For our heroine, it's math. When she looks around the world, she sees math in all the beautiful things: the concentric circles a stone makes in a lake, the curve of a slide, the geometric shapes in the playground. Others don't understand her passion, but she doesn't mind. There are infinite ways to see the world. And through math is one of them. Learn about fractals, basic polygons, concentric circles, solid figures, types of curves, types of trajectories, kinds of sets and that math is more than just adding numbers together.
National STEAM Day November 8, International Day of the Girl December 17, Pi Day/International Day of Mathematics March 14.
Count on Me. Text © 2019 Miguel Tanco Illustrations © 2021 Miguel Tanco. Reproduced by permission of Tundra Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House Canada Young Readers, a Penguin Random House Company, Toronto.