M.W. Penn writes stories and poetry for young children to introduce them to the seminal ideas of mathematics.

Her interests, math and literature, are not separate worlds. Children love stories and they enjoy the patterns of verse; intrinsically, they enjoy math, too, though they might not recognize it: the meter of rap; the symmetry of a butterfly; the value of their allowance. M.W. Penn’s goal is to bring the disciplines together and make learning fun. Read more