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Place Value Through 100

Books for Children and Families

The Wump World
Literature
by Bill Peet
Houghton 1970 (48p)
A picture book about the enviornment that can be connected to place-value, estimation, and graphing.

The Icky Bug Counting Book
Science/Health
by Jerry Pallotta
Charlesbridge 1992 (32p) also paper
This book describes different kinds of bugs as it introduces numbers from one to twenty-six.

The Case of the Missing Birthday Party
by Joanne Rocklin
Scholastic 1996 (48p)
By using her knowledge of place value, Liz helps a neighbor find her way to a birthday party.

From One to One Hundred
by Teri Sloat
Dutton 1991 (32p)
Counting by ones to ten, and then by tens to a hundred, readers count otters, houses, hot air balloons, and other objects.

Arctic Fives Arrive
by Elinor J. Pinczes
Houghton 1996 (32p)
In groups of five, thirty animals squeeze onto an ice floe to watch the Northern Lights.

I Can Count to One Hundred. . . Can You?
by Katherine Howard
Random 1979 (32p) also paper
A cheerful mouse narrates this book in which he playfully introduces the numbers one 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.

Count and See
Multicultural
by Tana Hoban
Simon 1972 (40p)
Black-and-white photos illustrate a book that counts in multiples of ten to one hundred.

Counting Wildflowers
Science/Health
by Bruce McMillan
Lothrop 1986 (32p) also paper
Color photographs of wildflowers illustrate the concept of numbers one through twenty.

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.

Math World Bibliography

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

The Multicultural Game Book
Louise Orlando
Scholastic Professional Books 1993 (110 pp)
Descriptions of more than 70 traditional games from 30 countries


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