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Decimals

Books for Students

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

Raceways: Having Fun With Balls and Tracks
Science/Health
Bernie Zubrowski
William Morrow, 1985.
This Boston Children's Museum Activity Book, with black-and-white illustrations, shows children designing many different raceways with simple materials. Includes a discussion of what happens to the velocity of the objects used.

Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales
Theoni Pappas
Wide World Publishing/Tetra House, 1993.
A collection of short stories presents a variety of mathematical topics, including decimals and number lines.

Sometimes I Don't Like School
Literature
Paula Z. Hogan
Raintree Children's Books, 1980.
Students can relate to George, who after trying everything to avoid his dreaded mathematics class, decides to face the situation head on.

How Much and How Many? The Story of Weights and Measures
Jeanne Bendick
Franklin Watts, 1989.
Readers discover that decimals frequently appear in weights and measures.

Making Cents: Every Kid's Guide to Money
Elizabeth Wilkinson
Little Brown, 1989.
Students learn about money and how decimals represent cents.

Books for Families

Exploring Everyday Math: Ideas for Students, Teachers, and Parents
Maja Apelman and Julie King
Heinemann, 1993.
These practical ideas provide plans for activities centered on family life. Included are several opportunities for relating decimals and money.

Decimals and Fractions
Mary S. Charuhas, et. al.
Glencoe, 1995.
This book provides real-life applications for decimals and fractions.

The Search for the Mystery Planet
edited by Jean B. Crawford
Time-Life, 1993.
Families read, solve riddles, and play games while learning about mathematics as it relates to astronomy and other aspects of space.

Reference Books for Teachers

A Collection of Math Lessons: From Grades 1 Through 3 and From Grades 3 Through 8
Marilyn Burns
Heinemann, 1987 and 1988.
These books contain a variety of classroom-tested ideas for teaching mathematics through problem solving.

Decimals, Fractions, Ratios, and Percents
Ellen Carley Frechette
New Readers Press, 1995.
Many practical activities involving fractions and decimals are included in this teacher guide from the Math Solutions series.

Fractions and Decimals
Karen Bryant-Mole
EDC Publishing, 1994.
Students can complete these problems and exercises to practice decimal concepts.

Math World Literature

Make It Graphic!: Drawing Graphs for Science and Social Studies Projects
Eve Stwertka
J. Messner, 1985

Mapping a Changing World
Yvette La Pierre
Thomasson-Grant, 1995

Marvelously Meaningful Maps
Madilyn Carlisle
Barrons, 1992

The Raintree Illustrated Science Encyclopedia
Raintree Steck-Vaughn Library, 1991

Turning in the Sounds of Radio
Eve Stwertka
Silver Burdett, 1993


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