Addition and Subtraction
Books for Students
by Kathy Caple. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1986.
As Katie keeps track of how much
money she earns, students gain additional practice in working with money.
Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On
by Lois Ehlert. Harcourt Brace, 1992.
Readers count and practice the concept of one more while classifying fish.
Each Orange Had Eight Slices: A Counting Book
by Paul Giganti. Mulberry Books, 1994.
This is an illustrated review of counting and
Grandma Went to Market: A Round-the-World Counting Rhyme
by Stella Blackstone. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
Granny travels around the world picking up different numbers of items, from
one flying carpet to ten ribbons.
The Adventure of Paz in the Land of Numbers
by Miriam Bowden. Humanics Children's House, 1992.
Paz, the Koala Bear, visits the Land of Numbers and helps them get in order
from one (uno) to ten (diez). This book is recommended for English-language learners.
I Can Count the Petals of a Flower
by John Wahl and Stacey Wahl. NCTM, 1985.
A series of photographs helps readers learn to count and discover concepts
such as factors and even, odd, and prime numbers.
One Was Johnny: A Counting Book
by Maurice Sendak. HarperCollins Children's Books, 1991.
Johnny is joined by others in this tale that depicts the concepts one more
and one less.
Books for Families
A Caribbean Counting Book
by Faustin Charles. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1996.
Families will enjoy this collection of
Caribbean counting-out rhymes that are chanted as songs and used in games.
The Twelve Days of Summer
by Elizabeth Lee O'Donnell and Karen Lee Schmidt. Morrow Junior Books, 1991.
Perfect for singing or choral reading, this counting story depicts sets
of different numbers of objects found by the seashore. The story reinforces
the concepts of one more and one less.
One, Two, Three, and Four: No More?
by Catherine Gray. Houghton Mifflin Co., 1988.
The twenty-two rhymes in this book introduce the concepts of numbers,
pairs, addition, and subtraction involving numbers from one to four.
Reference Books for Teachers
Books You Can Count On: Linking Math and Literature
by Rachel Griffiths and Margaret Clyne. Heinemann, 1991.
This teacher reference describes an approach for relating mathematics
to reading for primary grades. Good for interdisciplinary connections.
Math in Context: A Thematic Approach
by Deidre Edwards. Heinemann, 1990.
An experienced teacher provides suggestions for building students'
confidence in mathematics by using a program based on real-life situations.
Developing Computational Skills
edited by Marilyn Suydam. NCTM, 1978.
This yearbook examines computation, by providing a view of teaching
basic facts, algorithms, and mental arithmetic, along with ideas
for learning-disabled students.
Math World Literature
by David Wisniewki
Clarion Books, 1991.
So Sings the Blue Deer
by Charmayne McGee
Maxwell Macmillan, 1994.
What Do We Know About the Aztecs?
by Joanna Defrates
Peter Bedrick Books, 1993.
Aztec, Inca & Maya
by Elizabeth Baquedano
Random House, 1993.
by Robert Nicholson
Chelsea Juniors, 1994.
by Tim Wood
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