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Collecting and Organizing Data

Books for Students

The Information Please Kids' Almanac
Alice Siegel and Margo McLoone Basta
Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
This informative book may be used throughout the grade.

The Top 10 of Everything, 1997
Music
Russell Ash
Dorling Kindersley, 1997.
This exhaustive book of lists of varying topics from around the world can be used to elicit class favorites.

How Much is That Guinea Pig in the Window?
Literature
Joanne Rocklin
Scholastic, 1995.
Mrs. Day's class makes plans to collect money and keep track of information in order to buy a guinea pig and cage.

Math Curse
Literature
Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Viking Children's Books, 1995.
A humorous look at how an imaginative child interprets the information in a collection of typical mathematics problems.

Statistics
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1993.
Students explore data through the activities in this book. Topics include tally charts, pictographs, bar graphs, and line graphs.

Counting on Frank
Rod Clement
Gareth Stevens, 1991.
Readers make friends with an unconventional boy who uses facts, figures, and his vivid imagination to make mathematics fun.

Math for Every Kid
Janice Pratt Van Cleave
John Wiley, 1991.
A book of concepts and experiments, a section on graphing is also included.

Books for Families

Math Mini-Mysteries
Sandra Markle
Atheneum, 1993.
Parents and children learn from and are entertained by this volume of mathematics puzzles, mazes, and other games.

Anno's Math Games III
Multicultural
Mitsumasa Anno
Philomel/Putnam, 1991.
These games help students' fundamental understanding of mathematics principles.

How to Develop Your Child's Gifts and Talents in Math
Ronn Yablun
Lowell House, 1995.
Parents learn how to help their children develop outstanding mathematical skills.

Reference Books for Teachers

Data Exploration (issue from Teaching Children Mathematics magazine)
NCTM, February 1996.
This issue describes activities where young students engage in practical explorations with data. It shows how teachers can use data exploration to promote cross-curricular learning.

Developing Graph Comprehension: Elementary and Middle School Activities
Frances R. Curcio
NCTM, 1989.
These activities teach students how to interpret, construct, and write about traditional and new graphing techniques.

Chance and Data Investigations, Volumes 1 and 2
Charles Lovitt and Ian Lowe
Heinemann, 1994.
Activities for all grade levels teach probability and statistics while practicing important skills in problem solving and communication.

Math World Literature

Let's Investigate Statistics
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1993

Let's Investigate Graphs
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish Corporation, 1995

Handling Data
David Kirby
Rigby Interactive Library, 1996

Charts and Graphs
Caroline Arnold
Franklin Watts, 1992

Great Science Fair Projects
Phyllis Katz and Janet Frekko
Franklin Watts, 1992

How Much is a Million
David M. Schwartz
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1994


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