Math & Cultural
|Location:||MSRI: Simons Auditorium|
The 2018 Mathical Book Prize winners announcement will take place at MSRI in conjunction with MSRI's annual Critical Issues in Mathematics Education (CIME) conference for mathematics educators and mathematics professionals. The general public as well as CIME attendees are invited to join us to celebrate the power of children's fiction and nonfiction dedicated to inspiring a love of mathematics.
Dr. David Eisenbud, Director of MSRI, will share this year's list of winning titles for ages 2-18 and Mathical Honor Books. David will be joined by Mr. Paul Giganti, presenting a special reading of excerpts of the Mathical Award Winners.
Paul Giganti directs the California Math Festival Program, a hands-on activity-based program for K-8 students, teachers, and families. He also authors children’s literature books with mathematics themes. He is the former Director of the Bay Area Mathematics Project at the University of California, Berkeley (now retired) where he worked with K-12 educators, parents, and families in improving mathematics instruction, curriculum, and assessment for all students. Prior to his work at UC Berkeley, Giganti was an elementary and mathematics classroom teacher of all grades, kindergarten through eighth. He has been actively involved in professional organizations that support mathematics educators, and is a past president of the California Mathematics Council.