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Addition and Subtraction Facts Through 10

Books for Children and Families

Grandma Gets Grumpy
Literature
by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Clarion 1988 (32p)
A picture book about a grandmother and her five children that can be connected to addition and measurement.

Ten Flashing Fireflies
by Philomen Sturges
North-South 1995 (32p)
A sister and brother count to ten as they catch fireflies in a jar, and count backward from ten as they release them.

Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
Music
by Lois Ehlert
Harcourt 1990 (32p) also paper
Brightly colored fish introduce children to counting and basic arithmetic.

One by One: Garth Pig's Rain Song
by Mary Rayner
Dutton 1994 (24p)
One at a time, ten pigs marching in a line outrun a rainstorm.

Ten Little Crocodiles
by Colin West
Candlewick 1995 (32p)
Ten crocodiles disappear one by one in this counting backward book in rhyming verse.

Splash
Multicultural
by Ann Jonas
Greenwillow 1995 (24p)
As a girl's turtle, frogs, dog, and cat jump in and out of a pond, readers answer the question "How many are in my pond?"

Ten Little Mice
by Joyce Dunbar
Harcourt 1990 (32p) also paper
Ten mischievous mice play happily outside and then scurry home, one by one.

Anno's Counting House
by Mitsumasa Anno
Putnam 1983 (32p)
Readers count different groupings of ten children as they move from their house to the house next door.

Ten Sly Piranhas: A Counting Story in Reverse (A Tale of Wickedness and Worse!)
by William Wise
Dial 1993 (32p)
Ten predatory piranhas devour each other before the last is eaten by a crocodile.

Ten Pink Piglets: Garth Pig's Wall Song
Music
by Mary Rayner
Dutton 1994 (24p)
One by one, ten pigs avoid the wolf who's following them by falling off a wall.

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.

The Wonderful World of Mathematics
by Diane Thiessen and Margaret Mattias
NCTM 1992 (241p)
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.

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.

Children's Traditional Games from 137 Countries and Cultures
by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski
The Oryx Press 1996 (232p)
A complete reference book of games found around the world that teachers and children alike find entertaining and useful.

Math World Bibliography

Children's Traditional Games
by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski
Oryx 1995 (232p)
A description of children's games from 137 countries and cultures. Points out similarities among jacks games as played around the world.

Juba This and Juba That
by Darlene Powell Hopson and Derek S. Hopson with Thomas Clavin
Fireside 1996 (160p)
A description of 100 African-American games for children.


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