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Numbers Through 12

Books for Children and Families

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)
Literature
by Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard
Clarion, 1991
A picture book about two African American girls that can be connected to numbers, sorting, and graphing.

How Many How Many How Many
Multicultural
by Rick Walton
Candlewick, 1993
Readers count from one to twelve as they learn about the months of the year, nursery rhyme characters, colors, and other facts.

Up to Ten and Down Again
by Lisa Campbell Ernst
Lothrop, 1986
In a book that counts to ten, children arrive at a park for a picnic and later leave because of rain.

Uno, Dos, Tres: One, Two, Three
Multicultural
by Pat Mora
Clarion, 1996
Two sisters at a Mexican market count to ten in English and Spanish as they shop for a birthday present for their mother.

Feast for Ten
Multicultural
by Cathryn Falwell
Clarion, 1993
An African American family shops for groceries, prepares a meal together, and then sits down for a feast.

Frogs Jump: A Counting Book
by Alan Brooks
Scholastic, 1996
The humorous antics of animals are depicted as children count from one frog to twelve whales.

Over in the Meadow
Science/Health
by David A. Carter
Scholastic, 1992
Animal mothers and their babies introduce the numbers one through ten in this favorite counting rhyme.

One Smiling Grandma
Multicultural
by Ann Marie Linden
Dial, 1992
The numbers one through ten are introduced as a girl describes the sights on her Caribbean island.

Reference Books for Teachers

Read Any Good Math Lately?
by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde
Heinemann, 1992
This resource helps teachers access and use children's books in the classroom for mathematical learning.

The Wonderful World of Mathematics
by Diane Thiessen and Margaret Mattias
NCTM, 1992
An annotated bibliography of children's books appropriate for developing math skills.

Picturing Math
by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis
SRA Media, 1996
A variety of math concepts are introduced through the use of picture books for preschoolers through second graders.

Connecting Mathematics Across the Curriculum
edited by Peggy A. House
NCTM, 1995
This volume emphasizes how math can be connected to subjects across the curriculum and to the everyday world.

It's the Story That Counts
by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde
Heinemann, 1995
The authors explain the importance of children's literature in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

Math World Bibliography

Hopscotch Around the World
by Mary D. Lankford
Morrow, 1992
A book containing directions for hopscotch games from many countries.


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