Does someone on your “nice list” love math? Well, have no fear: Our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide will help you find that perfect gift for the math-y people in your life!
Companies large and small (Amazon, O Magazine, The New York Times — to name a few) often release holiday gift guides to make shopping for family, friends, and loved ones easier. And we do too! One exciting addition to our lineup this year is a set of recommendations from our learning centers across the country. We’ve included the names of those centers as a shout-out for their contributions. Keep your eyes open for something from the center nearest you — they may have just had you in mind when they submitted their suggestion!
This book is a delightful read. It combines an accessible introduction to category theory with recipes and real-world examples. And it’s great for high schoolers through adults — no matter their math background!
Recommended by Temple Mathnasium Learning Centers of Maryland and Virginia (Tysons, Mount Vernon, Lake Ridge, Woodlake, Midlothian, Short Pump, Chester, Centreville, Manassas, Great Neck, Roland Park, Dale City, Tuckahoe, McLean, Reston, Pembroke, Alexandria City, and Mechanicsville)
A beautifully illustrated collection of definitions, postulates, and proofs written by ancient mathematician Euclid in 300 B.C. Having shaped the human view of math, this material holds as true today as when it was written.
Recommended by Mathnasium of Manhattan, Upper East Side in New York, NY
An excellent option for anyone who needs to wear a tie and wants to dress things up with math! This particular selection displays various geometric proofs and equations, but other variations can also be found on Etsy.
Fun for both young and old learners, this object has uses in graph theory, geometry, and isomorphism. Fold-able kinetics are a hot topic in mechanical engineering, and this might just stoke the fire for would-be engineers!
Recommended by Mathnasium of Richmond BC in Richmond, BC, Canada
Originally inspired by the morning glory flower, this Huzzle Puzzle is designed to look like a bud coming into bloom. Family and friends can discover hours of fun trying to remove the helix ring found at the intersection of the two “logarithmic spirals.”
With 12 pentagonal sides made of sticky notes, this dodecahedron sticky memo ball puts the fun in functional! It’s a perfect addition to any math lover’s workspace. And a bonus? Once all notes are used, the internal core becomes a unique alternative to a Magic 8-Ball.
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