## Geometry and Fractions

**Books for Children and Families**

*One Hundred Hungry Ants*

Literature

by Elinor J. Pinczes

Houghton Mifflin, 1993 (32p) also paper

A picture book that connects to fractions, multiplication, and division.

*Fraction Action*

by Loreen Leedy

Holiday, 1994 (32p)

Miss Prime and her class of animal students explore fractions by using examples from the world around them.

*Fraction Fun*

by David Adler

Holiday, 1996 (32p)

Using pizza and other objects as examples, children learn to recognize and compare different fractions.

*Eating Fractions*

Multicultural

by Bruce McMillan

Scholastic, 1991 (32p)

In an introduction to halves, thirds, and quarters, two children divide bananas, pizza, and strawberry pie.

*Gator Pie*

by Louise Matthews

Sundance, 1995 (38p) also paper

A group of alligators divide a pie into smaller and smaller fractional parts.

*A Cloak for the Dreamer*

by Aileen Friedman

Scholastic, 1994 (32p)

Two sons of a tailor make beautiful cloaks for the archduke using rectangles, squares, and triangles, but the third son's cloak of circles is full of open spaces.

*Space Race*

by Bob Barner

Bantam, 1995 (32p)

When two robots compete to build spaceships from different geometric figures, one falls apart and one blasts off.

*The Greedy Triangle*

by Marilyn Burns

Scholastic, 1994 (32p)

After changing into a quadrilateral, a
pentagon, and other figures, a triangle
discovers it likes being a triangle best.

*Grandfather Tang's Story*

Multicultural

by Ann Tompert

Crown, 1990 (32p)

A Chinese man tells his granddaughter a story by arranging tangram puzzles into a series of animals.

*The Wheeling and Whirling Around Book *

by Judy Hindley

Candlewick, 1994 (32p)

A description of wheels, orbital rings, bottle tops, balls, rolling pins, galaxies, and other things that spin and wheel and whirl.

*The Village of Round and Square Houses*

Multicultural

by Ann Grifalconi

Little, 1986 (32p)

Set in an East African village, this story explains why women live in round houses and men live in square ones.

**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.

**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.