Blog tours are all about discovery. The following blogs are hosting me or writing about Tessalation! over the next few weeks. I love these sites and their owners -- all of them are excited about the existence of a children's picture book about tessellations out in the world. I invite you to explore their pages to learn about what they do.
June 17: Denise Gaskins' Let's Play Math blog hosts a story on how to celebrate the first-ever World Tessellation Day.
July 1: On Lucy Ravitch's fantastic site for teachers of math (and parents who want to support math learning), we're doing a lesson plan for how to use Tessalation! in the classroom.
July 2: A post on the Hybrid publisher Mascot Books' site about how to find and work effectively with an illustrator.
July 3: Hike it Baby is a parents group dedicated to getting families together and out into nature with newborns and little ones. There are branches in over 200 cities around the country and internationally. We have a wide variety of hikes and urban strolls and the best part is being a member of Hike it Baby is FREE!
July 4: Janice Novakowski's blog for the Richmond School District looks at creative ways to approach the math curriculum.
July 5: America's favorite stop for Waldorf-related education books hosts a Q & A with author Emily Grosvenor about Tessalation!
July 6: John Vonhof's podcast about writing will light the fire under you to launch your creative projects into the world.
How Kickstarter Children's books are changing society's views on everything from diversity to technology.
July 8: Writer Maria Stuart, aka "Pinot Mom," lover of cookbooks and all things hospitality, offers a way to bake tessellated cookies alongside a reading of Tessalation!
July 9: Educator and tessellation lover John Golden hosts a great resource page on tessellations.
July 10: This site shares creative approaches to math learning for at-home teachers and childcare providers.
July 11: You've heard that you should read 20 minutes a day with your kids. But what about 20 minutes of math play? Christopher Danielson's excellent Talking Math with Your Kids site offers ample opportunities for engaging math play.
July 12: Game creator and math advocate Daniel Finkel's inspiring blog about how to make math learning more fun.
July 13: Donna Boucher's excellent Math Coach's Corner site is a treasure trove for explorations in math.
July 14: Brent Yorgey, a visiting professor at Hendrix College, explores the intersection between beauty and mathematics on his blog The Math Less Traveled.
July 15: Clarissa Grandi's gorgeous site Artful Maths explores the connection between math and creativity.
I invite you to visit these sites and see what these creators and educators have to offer. Being connected to them has truly changed how I encourage my children in the area of math learning.
Emily Grosvenor, author of Tessalation!, a children's book about tesselations and patterns in nature.