For the final day of the Tessalation! blog tour I'm on Artful Maths, a gorgeous site devoted to origami, colorful mathematical play and the connection between math and creativity.
Claudia did a stellar job linking to some of the other spots on the blog tour and pointing readers to some resources for connecting tessellations to paper-folding exercises. I encourage you to check it out.
Modular origami is definitely a THING in some quarters and I'm excited to see how the book will inspire people to create 3-D works of art!
Read the whole post on Artful Maths here.
One of my favorite things about what Tessalation! has done is give adults with an interest and love of mathematics a book to teach their children about a mathematical concept.
The math isn't in-your-face in Tessalation!, but kids should leave the experience knowing what a tessellation is and, possibly, being able to identify it in the world.
On his blog The Math Less Traveled, Brent Yorgey writes about using the book as a jumping off point for creating tessellations.
Read the full post on The Math Less Traveled here.
Today I'm on Math Coach's Corner with a tessellation tutorial.
I really appreciate Donna Boucher's passion for all things math and how she clearly geeks out on math instruction.
Donna's tutorials and posts are easy for non math-oriented people like me to understand and implement. She clearly has vast knowledge in how to get math concepts across to children and other learners.
Donna also has this great page where she lists her recommended books about math instruction. Fabulous resource for math teachers across the board.
Read the entire post on Math Coach's Corner and enter for a giveaway of Tessalation! here.
We have a very special treat today on the blog tour -- Tessalation! is on Talking Math With Your Kids by Christopher Danielson!
Some fun facts about Christopher:
Christopher has been a giant supporter of this project, and we may have also ordered three sets of his tiling turtles to use at Tessalation! events:
The new TMWYK project is called The Summer of Math, and I'm delighted to announce that my book will be sent to kids around the country along with a set of the tiling turtles.
Read the full post on Talking Math with Your Kids here.
Did you know John Golden, aka Math Hombre, picked the date for #WorldTessellationDay?
Today, I'm on his blogging talking about the creation of Tessalation! and about tessellating in general.
John runs a fantastic site where you can really geek out on pattern creation.
Read the full post on Math Hombre here.
Might THIS be the cutest picture you have seen on this blog tour? Some teenagers eating tessellated cookies and reading the book?
My friend Maria Stuart of Pinot Mom put together this brilliant post incorporating tessellations and baking, as inspired by Tessalation!. Indeed, there is a mother baking a pie in the beginning of the book, but Maria decided to make some tessellated cookies. Hexagon cookie cutters are definitely a thing!
Today on the blog tour I've got a post up on Mascot Books about how to hire your own illustrator for a children's picture book.
I truly believe that anyone with a children's book idea has the tools out there to get that work out in the world. My hope with this post is that more would-be authors will be inspired to take their projects to the next level.
One of the Kickstarter backers for this project, John Vonhof, runs a great podcast called Writers and Authors on Fire.
He interviews writers about their process, tips for writing and getting their work out in the world.
For my interview, he sent a list of about 25 really great questions. It was fun to articulate some of these personal attitudes about writing in conversation with John.
I hope you check it out. It's about an hour long, but he did pull some of the highlights out if you're in a hurry.
Listen to the entire Writers and Authors on Fire interview with Emily here.
I am lucky to be friends with Angela Guzzo and her family, who operate Waldorfbooks.com, the original online retailer for Waldorf Curriculum books and related materials.
Angela is graciously hosting the pre-order for Tessalation! and is the fifth stop on the Tessalation! blog tour.
We did a Q&A for her site about the creation of this book and writing in general. If you're planning on ordering the book, get it from Angela!
Read the entire Q&A with Emily Grosvenor here.
As far as I've been able to determine, Janice Novakowski was the first teacher to use my book in the classroom.
For the 4th stop of the Tessalation! blog tour, she posts about that experience, using the book as a launchpad for a discussion of tessellations and math play with shapes.
Read Janice's entire post here.
Emily Grosvenor, author of Tessalation!, a children's book about tesselations and patterns in nature.