## Measurement

**Books for Children and Families**

*The Biggest Nose*

Literature

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*

Science/Health

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*

Multicultural

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? *

Science/Health

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.