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Books for Children and Families

The Biggest Nose
by Kathy Caple
Houghton 1985 (32p)
A story about Eleanor Elephant that can be connected to measurement and addition.

The Biggest Fish
by Sheila Keenan
Scholastic 1996 (30p)
When a mayor holds a contest to find the biggest fish, the townspeople measure their fish against objects from loaves of bread to school buses.

Big and Little
by Steve Jenkins
Houghton 1996 (32p)
Comparisons of animals like the tiger and the domestic cat show that animals related to each other can vary in size.

Numbers and Measuring
by John M. Patten, Jr.
Rourke 1996 (32p)
A discussion of both the customary system used in the U.S. for measurement, and the metric system, used elsewhere.

Pigs in the Pantry
by Amy Axelrod.
Simon 1997 (32p)
When Mr. Pig and the piglets decide to make chili for Mrs. Pig, they make many measuring mistakes.

Counting on Frank
by Rod Clement.
Gareth Stevens 1991 (32p)
A boy and his dog use mathematical concepts to estimate the length of a line from a pen and the number of dogs he could fit into his bedroom, among other things.

Huge Harold
by Bill Peet
Houghton 1961 (48p) also paper
Harold the rabbit grows so big that he can't hide in any of the places in which a normal sized rabbit would hide.

Math Counts: Length
by Henry Pluckrose
Childrens 1995 (32p) also paper
Color photographs and text introduce the concept of length and how to measure it.

Twelve Snails to One Lizard
by Susan Hightower
Simon 1997 (32p)
Milo Beaver's friends help him measure and fix a leak in his dam.

How Big Were the Dinosaurs?
by Bernard Most
Harcourt 1994 (24p) also paper
A look at how the largest of prehistoric creatures would measure up against school buses, basketball courts, and other things.

The Giant Jam Sandwich
by John Vernon Lord
Houghton 1973 (32p) also paper
When four million wasps invade Itching Down, the townspeople make a giant jam sandwich to trap them.

How Big Is a Foot?
by Rolf Myller
Dell paper 1991 (48p)
A king needs to find out how long the measurement a foot is so he can buy the queen a birthday gift.

Math Counts: Weight
by Henry Pluckrose
Childrens 1995 (32p)
Color photographs and easy text introduce the concept of weight.

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 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 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.

Math World Bibliography

Africa Counts: Number and Pattern in African Culture
by Claudia Zaslavsky
Prindle, Weber & Schmidt, Inc., 1973. (328 pp.)
Includes a chapter on the use of geometric forms in African architecture.

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