I was fortunate to get Gil Strang’s new linear algebra book last week – it really is terrific:
Though it is hardly a book for kids, one problem from the first section jumped out as ones kids could actually work through, so I shared it with the boys today.
Here’s my younger son (in 7th grade) talking through the problem – he struggles a bit, but eventually finds the right idea to get to the end of the problem:
Next my older son (in 9th grade) talked through the problem. He was able to work through the problem without too much difficulty, so I asked him to explain his solution in more detail at the end:
I’m really excited to go through this book on my own over the next few months – hopefully will find a few more problems here and there to pull out and share with kids.