Addition and Subtraction
Books for Students
The Ant and the Elephant
Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
This story allows students to explore
measurement and four-, five-, and
Hyperion Books for Children, 1996.
With the sea as a theme, readers practice simple addition. This is a nice read-alone.
Charlesbridge Publishing, 1996.
Students learn about basic addition through the use of dominoes. This book is recommended for working with reluctant students.
12 Ways to Get to 11
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1993.
Through the use of ordinary experiences, this book shows that many different combinations of numbers can be used to get the same sum. It's good for fact family relationships.
Number One Number Fun
Holiday House, 1995.
This is a fun and interesting introduction to the concepts of addition, subtraction, and number relationships.
The Millionth Egg
Lothrop, Lee and Shephard Books, 1991.
This comical story about farm animals trying to save their barn includes several examples of large numbers.
A Million Fish . . . More or Less
Alfred A. Knopf, 1992.
Hugh tells how the million fish he caught were reduced to 3 as a result of a series of mishaps on the route home. Number concepts are woven throughout the story.
Books for Families
Cincuenta en la cebra: Contando con los animales / Fifty on the Zebra: Counting with the Animals
Nancy María Grande Tabor
Charlesbridge Publishing, 1994.
A series of questions about illustrations of animals encourage discussion about numbers through 100. Good for estimation practice. The book is available in Spanish and English.
Math-a-Magic: Number Tricks for Magicians
Laurence B. White and Ray Broekel
Albert Whitman, 1990.
Families can create their own magic
show with this exciting volume of clever mathematics tricks based on counting, computation, and logic.
Math in the Bath: And Other Fun Places, Too
Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers, 1995.
This upbeat book encourages students and their families to look for mathematics in everyday life.
Reference Books for Teachers
How to Choose and Create Good Problems for Primary Children
Doyal Nelson and Joan Worth
Teachers design and select mathematics problems that encourage young children to think in a problem solving manner.
Math and Stories
Marian R. Bartch
GoodYear Books, 1996.
These discussion questions, creative ideas, and activities highlight mathematics topics in children's books that may be out of print, but available in a public library.
Math World Literature
Rhind Papyrus Reading the Past: Mathematics and Measurement
London: British Museum Publications, 1987
Moon to Sun: An Adding Book
Boyds Mills Press, 1991
Number Art: Thirteen 1s 2s 3s From Around the World
Leonard E. Fisher
Macmillan Children's Book Group, 1984
Rigby Interactive Library, 1996
Games from Many Lands
Lion Press, 1970
A Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Guide to Games Children Play Around the World: Games with Board and Card Games
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1990
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