Tween Primes

MoMath brings its popular Volumes book club to a younger audience.  Like to read?  Like math or wish you did?  Come to Tween Primes, the MoMath book club for tweens and teens (ages 10-17).  Pizza and good math reads: what better way to spend an evening?


Sunday, July 7, 5:30 pm

It has been a wonderful year for MoMath’s young adult book club!  From Alice to Lightning Girl to NUMB3RS, we’ve enjoyed adventures, intrigue, friendships, and of course lots of math (and pizza).  We’ve learned about quaternions, pentominoes, Pythagorean triples, hypercubes, and signed networks; we’ve also discussed art, architecture, and how detectives can use math to solve crimes.  Join us Sunday, July 7, for a review of our favorite stories and the greatest mathematical hits of the school year!  Bring your favorite quote or excerpt from any math-related book and be ready to share.  Haven’t attended before? Come anyway and make some new friends!


Note: this is a drop-off program.

Prior Tween Primes Selections

  • The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett
  • The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS: Solving Crime with Mathematics by Keith J. Devlin and Gary Lorden
  • The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour by Michael D. Bell
  • Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
  • The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl by Stacy McAnulty
  • The Unknowns by Benedict Carey
  • Letters to a Young Mathematician by Ian Stewart
  • The Annotated Alice by Lewis Carroll, with an introduction and notes by Martin Gardner
  • More Math Adventures with Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
  • Further Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
  • The Man Who Counted by Malba Tahan
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman
  • Numbed! by David Lubar
  • Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers by Pendred Noyce
  • Secret Coders and Secret Coders: Paths & Portals by Gene Luen Yang
  • Ruby Redfort Take Your Last Breath by Lauren Child
  • The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat by Theoni Pappas
  • Hidden Figures, Young Readers’ Edition by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
  • Ruby Redfort Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child
  • The Number Devil by Hans Magnus Enzensberge
  • The Prince of Mathematics: Carl Friedrich Gauss by M. B. W. Tent