Books for Students
Sam Goes Trucking
Houghton Mifflin, 1989.
Sam spends the day with his father, a truck driver. A range of activities allows students to explore volume and three-dimensional shapes, and to practice addition, multiplication, and division.
Bedtime for Frances
HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.
Frances is having trouble sleeping because of strange noises and menacing shapes that fill her room after dark. Recommended for introducing visualization.
'Round and Around
HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.
A little boy and his father go for a walk and find circular shapes in everything they see and do.
Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
Mulberry Books, 1996.
This vivid collection of urban photographs depicts a wide variety of plane figures in real-life objects. Use as a discussion-starter.
On My Beach There Are Many Pebbles
William Morrow, 1995.
Descriptions of the many different shapes and characteristics of pebbles found at the beach.
Warwick Press, 1990.
Photographs show how to make carnival masks, animal masks, and knight masks from simple materials.
First Step Math: Boxes
Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1994.
Students study three-dimensional objects as they read about collecting, sorting, and measuring in interesting ways. Recommended for connecting
Books for Families
The World of Shapes: Squares and Cubes
Raintree Steck-Vaughn, 1994.
A part of a series about shapes, this volume includes activities and information to help children connect squares and cubes with everyday objects.
Simon and Schuster Children's Books, 1993.
This holiday book shows families how Halloween can take shape with triangles.
Aladdin Books: Macmillan, 1993.
Like its Halloween counterpart, this book presents semi-circles in a Thanksgiving theme.
Reference Books for Teachers
Teaching Mathematics Through Children's Art
This fresh approach to mathematics teaching uses creative arts and crafts activities that allow teachers to integrate
mathematics and art.
Math by All Means, Geometry, Grade 3
Marilyn Burns Education Associates, 1994.
Using concrete materials and children's literature, this book includes suggestions for providing experiences in logic, numbers, and measurement with two- and three-dimensional figures.
Learning and Teaching Geometry, K-12
Mary Montgomery Lindquist, ed.
This reference book provides teachers with perspectives on teaching geometry and continues with the use of geometry in problem solving, applications, activities, and with other areas of mathematics.
Math World Literature
Mary Virginia Fox
Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1996
Alfred A. Knopf, 1996
Cultures of the Past: The Ancient Egyptians
Marshal Cavendish Corp., 1996
Gordon Gould: Laser Man
Rourke Enterprises, 1993
Charlene W. Billings
Facts on File, 1992
Janice VanCleave's Geometry for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Geometry Fun
John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1994
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