Recommended Reading and Video
In this lecture, Dr. Perrin recommends the following books for those interested in recovering students’ wonder for math:
- Paul Lockart’s A Mathematician’s Lament: How School Cheats Us Out of Our Most Fascinating and Imaginative Art Form (2009)
- John Allen Paulos’s Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences (2001)
Toward the end of this lecture, Dr. Perrin recommends the following math and logic puzzle books, which provide a great way of incorporating scholé into the classroom:
- Marcel Danesi’s The 125 Best Brain Teasers of All Time (2018)
- Boris A. Kordemsky’s The Moscow Puzzles: 359 Mathematical Recreations (1992)
- Presh Talwalkar’s Math Puzzles Volume 1 (2015)
- Chris McMullen’s 300+ Mathematical Pattern Puzzles (2015)
- Barry R. Clarke’s Challenging Logic Puzzles (2003)
These math and logic puzzles provide students with an opportunity to gather together, contemplate, and sink into challenging problems that lead them to the true, good, and beautiful.
Finally, Dr. Perrin references the following video to highlight how students can contemplate science to practice scholé. In this video, the frequencies of sound waves convert sand into beautiful shapes. You may wish to watch this video after hearing Dr. Perrin’s lecture.