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The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute of Berkeley, California created the Mathical Book Prize in 2015 in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). "The Mathical Book Prize aims to inspire a love of mathematics in the everyday world in children of all ages.
“Once upon a time, words began to vanish from the language of children. They disappeared so quietly that at first no one noticed – fading away like water on stone.” Thus begins The lost words: a spell book by Robert MacFarlane. In 2007 a sharp-eyed reader noticed that approximately 40 words concerning nature had been dropped from the Oxford Junior Dictionary. Evidently they were no longer being used enough by children to merit a place in the dictionary.