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Place Value Through 100

Books for Children and Families

Katy and the Big Snow
Literature
by Virginia Lee Burton
Houghton Mifflin 1982 (40p)
A picture book about a snow shovel that can be connected to place-value and money.

One Hundred Is a Family
Multicultural
by Pam Mu–oz Ryan
Hyperion 1994 (32p)
Groups making up different types of families introduce numbers from one to ten, and then by tens to one hundred.

Count!
by Denise Fleming
Holt 1992 (32p)
Readers count from one gnu to ten lizards, and then by tens to fifty bees in this energetic counting book.

Bears in Pairs
by Niki Yektai
Simon 1987 (32p) also paper
Forty-eight bears in pairs make their way to a girl's tea party.

Count and See
by Tana Hoban
Simon 1972 (40p)
Black-and-white photos of watermelon seeds, bottle caps, and other objects illustrate this book that counts by tens to one hundred.

The Hundred Penny Box
Multicultural
by Sharon Bell Mathis
Viking 1975 (48p) also paper
A boy's hundred-year-old aunt keeps a penny in a special box for each year of her life.

Counting Wildflowers
by Bruce McMillan
Lothrop 1986 (32p) also paper
Color photographs of wildflowers represent the numbers one through twenty.

The Wildlife 1-2-3
Science/Health
by Jan Thornhill
Simon paper 1989 (32p)
Ants, flamingoes, camels, and other animals represent the numbers one to twenty, with jumps to twenty-five, fifty, one hundred, and one thousand.

From One to One Hundred
by Teri Sloat
Dutton 1991 (32p) also paper
Readers count otters, houses, hot air balloons, and other objects first by ones to ten, and then by tens to one hundred.

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 to support mathematical learning in the classroom.

It's The Story That Counts
by David J. Whitin and Sandra Wilde
Heineman 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)
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 and reinforced 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.

Early Man and the Cosmos
Evan Hadingham
Walker 1984 (271p)
An exploration of prehistoric skywatchers that includes four chapters on early Mayan astronomers.

The Guiness Book of Numbers
Adrian Room
Guiness Publishing 1989 (158p)
One of the Guiness Superlatives collection. A description of number systems used around the world. It includes historical information.

Math World Bibliography

The Dorling Kindersley Visual Encyclopedia
by Dorling Kindersley 1995 (456 p)
This visual resource for students and teachers includes an entry showing different instruments for measuring time that have been used through history.

The Multicultural Math Classroom
by Claudia Zaslavsky
Heinemann 1996 (238 p)
This resource on multiculturalism and mathematics includes bibliographic references.


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