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Books for Students

The Great Ancestor Hunt
Literature
Lila Perl. Clarion Books, 1989.
A study of America's population expansion, which allows students to work with place value and estimate distances on a map.

Coins and Currency
Social Studies
Brenda Ralph Lewis. Random House, 1993.
A manual of money that includes a history of coins and paper money, how money is made, how to find and identify coins, and how to display a collection.

If You Made a Million
Social Studies
David M. Schwartz. Mulberry Books, 1994.
Describes how to use money earned to make purchases, pay off loans, or accrue interest in a savings account.

The Kid's World Almanac of Amazing Facts About Numbers, Math & Money
Margery Facklam. World Almanac, 1992.
Shows the importance of numbers through their use in weights and measures, and as money, signs, and symbols. A good resource for mathematics projects.

Math Fun with a Pocket Calculator
Rose Wyler and Mary Elting. Julian Messner, 1992.
A collection of calculator games and tricks. Recommended to help students become familiar with a calculator.

Roman Numerals I to MM = Numerabilia romana uno ad duo mila
Arthur Geisert. Houghton Mifflin, 1996.
An introduction to Roman numerals.

The Step-by-Step Art of Paint Techniques
Art
David Japp. World Publications, 1995.
One of the techniques covered in this art book is mural painting, with color photographs following the initial drawing to the finished piece.

Books for Families

Counting
Lakshmi Hewavisenti. Gloucester Press, 1991.
This book of number games, puzzles, and projects helps students recognize numbers as well as learn to add, subtract, and estimate.

Jelly Beans for Sale
Literature
Bruce McMillan. Scholastic, 1996.
This photo-essay shows how different combinations of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters can buy varying amounts of jelly beans.

Math Fun with Money Puzzlers
Rose Wyler. Silver Burdett Press, 1992.
Explains the use of money in daily life, using puzzles, games, tricks, and jokes. Useful for introducing a lesson.

Reference Books for Teachers

The Math Teacher's Book of Lists
Judith Muschla. Prentice Hall, 1995.
This collection of rules and lists is an information source for mathematics teachers who at times seek an overall view of mathematics or want a new twist on a specific topic.

Number Sense and Operations: Addenda Series, Grades KŠ6
Grace M. Burton, et al. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1993.
This book focuses on the importance of understanding relationships between numbers and the importance of representing numbers in various ways.

Multicultural Math: Hands-on Math Activities from Around the World
Multicultural
Claudia Zaslavsky. Scholastic, 1994.
This collection of reproducible worksheets and activities integrates number systems from ancient cultures.

Math World Literature

Thailand In Pictures
Prepared by Geography Department
Lerner Publications, 1989.

Thailand Land of Smiles
Karen Schwabach
Dillon Press, 1991.

Number Art: Thirteen 123s from Around the World
Leonard Evertt Fisher
Four Winds Press, 1982.

Hand Around the World: 365 Creative Ways to Build Cultural Awareness & Global Respect
Susan Milford
Williamson Publishing, 1992.


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