It’s hard to believe, but every once and a while someone actually finishes a PhD.
Edgar Bering was so excited about math circles that he started his own in Bridgeport. He taught in Math Circles of Chicago for a long time, but then the fatal day came last year, he finished his PhD, and got an Assistant Professorship….in Philadelphia. We miss him dearly.
Edgar is still just excited about turing kids onto math, and in his latest email to me he told me about, “Frontiers for Young Minds.” This site bills itself as, “Science edited for kids, by kids.” And they’ve just added a new subject–mathematics!
The site’s content is geared towards 8-15 year olds, and was recognized in 2014 as one of the American Library Association’s Great Websites for Kids.
There is one math article posted so far, with more soon to come. Scientists write the pieces, but kids act as editors to make sure the content is engaging and understandable. Check it out!