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Addition Facts Through 6

Books for Children and Families

The Other Emily
Literature
by Gibbs Davis
Houghton Mifflin Co., 1984 (32p)
A picture book about making friends that can be connected to numbers and patterns.

More Than One
Multicultural
by Miriam Schlein
Greenwillow, 1996 (32p)
This is an explanation of how the number one can be two shoes in a pair, the seven days in a week, the twelve eggs in a dozen, and more.

One Hungry Monster
by Susan O'Keefe
Little, 1989 (32p) also paper
Hungry monsters demanding food increase in number from one to ten until a boy finally orders them out of his house.

Too Many Dinosaurs
by Bob Barner
Bantam paper, 1996 (28p)
As six dinosaurs go back and forth between two islands, children learn basic concepts of addition.

Dinner at the Panda Palace
by Stephanie Calmenson
Harper, 1991 (32p) also paper
Mr. Panda greets a growing list of guests arriving at his restaurant in this counting rhyme.

Mr. Gumpy's Outing
by John Burningham
Holt paper, 1995 (32p)
When Mr. Gumpy decides to take a ride in his boat, he's joined by children and more and more animals.

The One That Got Away
by Percival Everett
Clarion, 1992 (32p)
Three cowpokes chase and corral the number one in this southwestern number adventure.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar
by Eric Carle
Putnam,
The story of a caterpillar daily eating his way through a growing list of foods encourages the construction of patterns for arithmetic.

Books for Teacher Reference

Read Any Good Math Lately?
by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde
Heinemann, 1992 (205p)
This resource helps teachers access and use children's books in the classroom for mathematical learning.

It's the Story That Counts
by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde
Heinemann, 1995 (224p)
The authors explain the importance of children's literature in the teaching and learning of mathematics.

The Wonderful World of Mathematics
by Diane Thiessen and Margaret Mattias
NCTM, 1992 (241p)
This is an annotated bibliography of children's books appropriate for developing math skills.

Picturing Math
by Carol Otis Hurst and Rebecca Otis
SRA Media, 1996 (152p)
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 (248p)
This volume emphasizes how math can be connected to subjects across the curriculum and to the everyday world.

Childrens Traditional Games from 137 Countries and Cultures
by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski
The Oryx Press, 1996 (232p)
This book describes marble games from various cultures.

The Multicultural Game Book
by Louise Orlando
Scholastic, 1993 (110p)
This is a description of more than 70 traditional games from 30 countries.

Math World Bibliography

Child's Play Around the World
by Leslie Hamilton
Berkley Publishing Group, 1996 (224 p)
This is a collection of children's activities with symbols to indicate degree of difficulty and requirements for adult supervision.

The Games Treasury
by Merilyn Simonds Mohr
Chapters Publishing Ltd., 1993 (351 p)
This is a summary of more than 300 indoor and outdoor games, including strategies, rules, and traditions.


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