M.W. Penn writes stories and poetry for young children to introduce them to the seminal ideas of mathematics. Recently her book 2 Lines: A Story of a Straight Line and Curves won the Connecticut Press Club Communication Award for best nonfiction children’s book. Penn presents sessions on a variety of topics at both the regional and national levels of NCTM. She has also reviewed books and articles for NCTM publications, and her poetry appears in Highlights magazine. To learn more about her books and lesson plans, please visit her at www.mwpenn.com.