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Addition and Subtraction Facts Through 12

Books for Children and Families

Jamaica Tag-Along
Literature
by Juanita Havill
Houghton, 1989 (32p)
A picture book featuring an African American girl and her brother, with connections to addition, subtraction, and estimation.

Twelve Ways to Get to Eleven
by Eve Merriam
Simon, 1993 (40p)
Various combinations of items are added together to reach the number eleven.

Hungry Little Frog
Science/Health
by Ron Hirschi
Cobblehill, 1992 (32p)
A spring peeper follows a ladybug as he hunts for his breakfast in this photographic counting book.

A Bag Full of Pups
by Dick Gackenbach
Clarion paper, 1991 (32p)
A variety of people come and take away Mr. Mullins' twelve puppies to help them perform different tasks.

Twelve Circus Rings
by Seymour Chwast
Harcourt, 1993 (32p)
As a boy and his sister wander through twelve circus rings, they see an increasing number of clowns, acrobats, and animals.

Addition Annie
Multicultural
by David Gisler
Childrens, 1991 (32p) also paper
Annie counts everything around her, from trees to knees to peas.

Miss Mabel's Table
by Deborah Chandra
Harcourt, 1994 (32p)
Rhyming verse tells the story of Miss Mabel, whose hungry customers eat the delicious pancakes she makes at her restaurant.

Madeline
by Ludwig Bemelmans
Viking, 1939 (32p) also paper
Madeline, the smallest of twelve girls who live in a Paris orphanage, goes to the hospital with appendicitis.

Domino Addition
by Lynette Long, Ph.D.
Charlesbridge, 1996 (32p) also paper
Children learn basic addition facts through the number twelve by counting the spots on dominoes.

Comet's Nine Lives
by Jan Brett
Putnam, 1996 (32p)
Comet the cat's nine lives begin to disappear quickly as he gets into one predicament after another.

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)
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.

Child's Play Around the World
by Leslie Hamiliton
Perigree, 1996 (224p)
170 games played by young children around the world. Includes symbols to designate difficulty.

Children's Traditional Games
by Judy Sierra and Robert Kaminski
Oryx Press, 1995 (232p)
A description of games from 137 countries and cultures including the role of games in children's development, and the use of games in teaching.

Math World Bibliography

The Complete Book of Origami: Step-by-Step Instructions in Over 1000 Diagrams/37 Original Models
by Robert J. Lang
Dover Publications, 1988 (154 pp.)
A how-to book ranging from the simple to the most challenging.

The Encyclopedia of Origami & Papercraft
by Paul Jackson
Running Press, 1991 (192 pp.)
A step-by-step visual directory with practical projects and a gallery of finished designs. Includes explanation of the geometry underlying origami.


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