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Geometry

Books for Students

Sam Goes Trucking
Henry Horenstein
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
Russell Hoban
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
James Skofield
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
Multicultural
Tana Hoban
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
Leo Lionni
William Morrow, 1995.
Descriptions of the many different shapes and characteristics of pebbles found at the beach.

Masks
Art
Clare Beaton
Warwick Press, 1990.
Photographs show how to make carnival masks, animal masks, and knight masks from simple materials.

First Step Math: Boxes
Gareth Stevens
Gareth Stevens Publishing, 1994.
Students study three-dimensional objects as they read about collecting, sorting, and measuring in interesting ways. Recommended for connecting mathematics topics.

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.

Halloween
Frank Daniel
Simon and Schuster Children's Books, 1993.
This holiday book shows families how Halloween can take shape with triangles.

Thanksgiving
Social Studies Frank Daniel
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
Art
Doug Williams
Heinemann, 1995.
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
Cheryl Rectanus
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.
NCTM, 1987.
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

Lasers
Mary Virginia Fox
Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1996

Medieval Life
Andrew Langley
Alfred A. Knopf, 1996

Cultures of the Past: The Ancient Egyptians
Elisa Marston
Marshal Cavendish Corp., 1996

Gordon Gould: Laser Man
Scott Mcpartland
Rourke Enterprises, 1993

Lasers
Charlene W. Billings
Facts on File, 1992

Janice VanCleave's Geometry for Every Kid: Easy Activities That Make Learning Geometry Fun
Janice VanCleave
John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1994


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