Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Codes, Ciphers, and Cartography: Math Goes to War by Terry Burrows -OPTIONAL

Burrows, Terry Codes, Ciphers, and Cartography: Math Goes to War, 48 pages.  NON-FICTION. Lerner, 2018.  $20.

This book features historical information about the development of navigation, codes, code breaking, ballistics, logistics, and more –all how they relate to war and how math was the driving force for the development of those technologies. It includes charts, maps, diagrams, photographs, and interesting fact blurbs.

This is an absolutely fascinating book. I have a large group of students who have checked out every war book they can get their hands on, and this would be a great addition as it’s not just history but throws math into the mix. The only complication in adding this to your library is whether to put it in the math books or the history books. Add this if you have students with an interest in war.

EL – OPTIONAL Stephanie, Elementary School Librarian & Author

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