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Books for Students

Helping Out
George Ancona
Clarion Books, 1985.
Students investigate pairs, groups, and multiplication by two.

Anno's Magic Seed
Multicultural
Mitsumasa Anno
Philomel/Putnam, 1995.
Illustrating the concept of multiplication, this story shows the expanding nature of plants year after year. Suggested as one means of explaining multiplication.

Cooking the Chinese Way
Multicultural
Ling Yu
The Lerner Group, 1982.
This recipe collection describes the history, background, and ingredients of Asian dishes as well as how to prepare each dish.

Times Tables the Fun Way: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication Facts
Judy Rodriquez
Key Publishers, 1995.
Multiplication facts are represented as part of a mini-story of cartoon characters. Good for individual review and practice.

Too Many Kangaroo Things to Do
Stuart J. Murphy and Kevin O'Malley
HarperCollins, 1996.
The story engages readers while developing skills in multiplication, problem solving, and equation building.

Two Ways to Count to Ten: A Liberian Folktale
Multicultural
Ruby Dee
Henry Holt, 1988.
This retelling of a traditional Liberian folktale highlights counting by twos, and relates to multiplication facts with two. Nice read-aloud.

One Two, One Pair!
Art
Bruce McMillan
Scholastic, 1991.
Photographs of winter objects depicting pairs can be used to discuss patterns and to illustrate multiplication facts.

Books for Families

Raps & Rhymes in Math
Ann Baker and Johnny Baker
Heinemann, 1991.
When families share this collection of traditional and modern rhymes, riddles, and stories based on mathematics concepts, they realize that mathematics is not always formal instruction.

2 x 2 = Boo!
Loreen Leedy
Holiday House, 1996.
Parents and children will have fun reading these multiplication stories featuring detective, Mrs. Murphy.

Times Table Tape
Music (cassette)
Doris Kindersley Family Library
Children chant along happily as they listen to the rhythms in these songs that teach the multiplication facts.

Reference Books for Teachers

How to Teach Mathematics Using a Calculator: Activities for Elementary and Middle School
Terrence Coburn
NCTM, 1987.
Teachers learn how to use the calculator as an instructional tool to assist in the development of concepts, higher-level thinking skills, and problem solving.

Estimation and Mental Computation
Harold L. Schoen
NCTM, 1986.
This collection of articles supports estimation in various domains and emphasizes that estimating in a particular content area depends upon the understanding of mathematical concepts in that content area.

Math World Literature

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar
Mitsumasa Anno
Philomel Books, 1983

Counting on Frank
Rob Clement
Gareth Stevens, 1991

Each Oarnge Has 8 Slices
Paul Giganti Jr.
Greenwillow Books, 1992

One Hundred Hungry Ants
Elinor Pinczes
Houghton Mifflin, 1993

Sea Squares
Joy Hulme
Hyperion, 1991

Six-Dinner Sid
Inga Moore
Simon and Schuster, 1991


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