Recommend these math books for high school students to help them get to the next level of mathematics understanding – seeing math in the world around them.

They are outstanding fiction and nonfiction math books for high school students, not textbooks, which have been named 2018 Mathical Book prize winners. Awarded by the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, the prize honors six books for students in Grade 9-12 which were selected to serve as resources for not only students, but educators, parents, and librarians. Take a closer look at four of these great math books for high school students.

Hidden Figures

math books for high schoolWhile many are familiar with the movie based upon it, this book written by Margot Lee Shetterly tells the story of a group of African-American women who worked during World War II at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory and produced great success for NASA. Known as the “West Computing” group, these women were dedicated female mathematicians who were given jobs in the American aeronautic industry and challenged to do the math that would help America to dominate the Soviet Union in the space race. This important book highlights the accomplishments of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden and inspires future mathematicians to achieve greatness.