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Place Value Through 1000

Books for Children and Families

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

The King's Commissioners
by Marilyn Burns
Scholastic 1995 (40p)
When the king's advisors have trouble counting the Royal Commissioners, the king's daughter uses her knowledge of the place-value system to help them.

The Wildlife 1-2-3
by Jan Thornhill
Simon paper 1989 (32p)
Ants, flamingoes, camels, and other animals represent the numbers one to twenty, with jumps to twenty-five, fifty, one hundred, and one thousand.

Pumpkins by Mary Lyn Ray
Harcourt 1992 (32p)
A farmer plants and harvests 461,212 pumpkins, which he distributes by renting 1,400 trucks, 37 boats, and 800 airplanes.

One Hundred Is a Family
by Pam Mu–oz Ryan
Hyperion 1994 (32p)
Groups making up different types of families introduce numbers from one to ten, and then jump by tens to one hundred.

How the Second Grade Got $8,205.50 to Visit the Statue of Liberty
by Nathan Zimmelman
Whitman 1992 (32p)
This story details how a second grade class raised the money to take a field trip to the famous landmark.

How Much Is a Million?
by David M. Schwartz
Morrow 1985 (40p) also paper
Marvelosissimo the Magician introduces readers to the concept of greater numbers up to a million.

Blast Off! A Space Counting Book
by Norma Cole
Charlesbridge 1994 (32p) also paper
Numbers through twenty, and then one hundred, one thousand, and other large numbers are shown as children learn basic facts about space and planets.

by Peter Spier
Doubleday 1980 (48p)
The author presents the world in terms of the hundreds, thousands, millions, and billions of people who inhabit it.

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.

African Gold Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
National Geographic. Volume 190, No. 4 (12p)
Article with photographs showing patterned cloth made by the Asante people of Ghana.

Math World Bibliography

The Multicultural Math Classroom: Bringing in the World
by Claudia Zaslavsky
Heinemann Publishers, 1996 (238 p)
A great source for teachers of elementary mathematics. Includes historical background information as well as suggested activities.

Multicultural Mathematics by David Nelson, George Gheverghese Joseph, and Julian Williams Oxford University Press, 1993 (228 p) Source for teachers. Provides a history of mathematics around the world.

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