Books that Make Learning Fun

A book that makes learning fun presents material in an engaging manner, encourages readers to think strategically, or models critical thinking and discovery.


Our favorite books at the advanced level.
what makes games fun

A Theory of Fun for Game Design

Raph Koster

Topic: games
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
interesting math applications

For All Practical Purposes: Introduction to Contemporary Mathematics

Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
teaching tips, solutions, and more

Instructor's Guide to Mathematics: A Human Endeavor

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
learn geometry through problem solving

Introduction to Geometry

Richard Rusczyk

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
solutions

Introduction to Geometry: Solutions Manual

Richard Rusczyk

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
Study nature: pull out your notebook!

Keeping a Nature Journal: Discover a Whole New Way of Seeing the World Around You

Clare Walker Leslie, Charles E. Roth

Topic: science
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
how can I possibly teach her?

Please Understand Me: Character and Temperament Types

David Keirsey, Marilyn Bates

Topic: education
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally
tips from the master

The Art and Craft of Problem Solving

Paul Zeitz

Topic: math
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: daily
music from Maestro and mathematician Tom Lehrer

Too Many Songs by Tom Lehrer with Not Enough Drawings by Ronald Searle

Tom Lehrer

Topic: music
Age Level: advanced
You'll use it: occasionally

This is math-mom.com, the website built on our belief that learning is naturally fun. With the right expectation and approach, anyone can enjoy learning. But since each of us is unique, we each must find our own best way to learn. We know that we have found our way when learning is fun.

Here you will find books, products, and ideas that our family has used to make learning fun for each one of us. We hope that it encourages you to find your own way to have the fun of learning.