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Addition and Subtraction

Books for Students

The Ant and the Elephant
Bill Peet
Houghton Mifflin, 1972.
This story allows students to explore measurement and four-, five-, and six-digit numbers.

Sea Sums
Joy Hulme
Hyperion Books for Children, 1996.
With the sea as a theme, readers practice simple addition. This is a nice read-alone.

Domino Addition
Lynette Long
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
Eve Merriam
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
Kay Chorao
Holiday House, 1995.
This is a fun and interesting introduction to the concepts of addition, subtraction, and number relationships.

The Millionth Egg
Bernice Myers
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
Patricia McKissack
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
Sara Atherlay
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
NCTM, 1983.
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
O.A.W. Dilke
London: British Museum Publications, 1987

Moon to Sun: An Adding Book
Sheila Samton
Boyds Mills Press, 1991

Number Art: Thirteen 1s 2s 3s From Around the World
Leonard E. Fisher
Macmillan Children's Book Group, 1984

David Kirkby
Rigby Interactive Library, 1996

Games from Many Lands
Anita Benard
Lion Press, 1970

A Marshall Cavendish Illustrated Guide to Games Children Play Around the World: Games with Board and Card Games
Ruth Oakley
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1990

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