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Collecting, Organizing, and Using Data

Books for Students

On Camera: The Story of a Child Actor
Joan Hewett
Clarion, 1987
Students explore probability and predictions.

Do You Wanna Bet? Your Chance to Find Out About Probability
Jean Cushman
Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
Explains the concept of probability by means of everyday predictions such as the weather, coin flips, card games, sports scores, and statistics.

Math by All Means: Probability
Marilyn Burns Education Associates, 1995.
Activities designed for students to explore probability on their own as homework or in small working groups.

Science Wizardry for Kids
Margaret Kenda and Phyllis S. Williams
Barron's Educational Series, 1992.
A collection of over 200 science experiments and projects, including how to make secret formulas, hypotheses, and predictions.

Sorting and Sets
Sally Hewitt
Raintree Steck-Vaughn Publishers, 1996.
Colorful photographs illustrate activities including comparing and contrasting objects, reading charts and graphs, and grouping similar objects into sets.

Math Fun: Test Your Luck
Rose Wyler and Mary Elting
Silver Burdett Press, 1992.
Explores the concept of probability by using a series of experiments.

Books for Families

Chart & Graph Puzzles
Karen Bryant-Mole
EDC Publications, 1994.
A collection of fun and colorful puzzles using graphs and charts.

Play Ball: Sports Math
edited by Sara Mark, Jean Crawford, and Neil Kagan, Time-Life, 1993.
Explores the use of numbers in sports situations. Good as the basis of home discussions.

Reading the Sports Page: A Guide to Understanding Sports Statistics
Jeremy Feinberg
Simon and Schuster Children's Books, 1992
A guide to understanding the baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and tennis statistics that are found on the sports page of the newspaper.

Reference Books for Teachers

Changes Over Time: Graphs
Cornelia Tierney, Ricardo Nemirovsky, and Amy S. Weinberg
Dale Seymour Publications, 1994.
Explores the study and teaching of the graphic methods of collecting statistics for grades 4 and 5.

How to Use Children's Literature to Teach Mathematics
Rosamond Welchman-Tischler
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1992.
Find out ways to use children's books to explore graphing, measuring, and more.

Making Sense of Data: Addenda Series, Grades K-6
Mary M. Lindquist with Jan Luguire, Angela Gardner, and Sandra Shekaramitz
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1992.
This compilation of the activities from the addenda series focuses on problem solving, reasoning, communicating, and connecting with data and its interpretation.

Math World Literature

Count Your Way Through Africa
Jim Haskins
Carolrhoda Books, 1992

Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters
John Steptoe
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, 1987

Nigeria in Pictures
Prepared by Geography Department
Lerner Publications, 1988

African Crafts
Judith Hoffman Corwin
Franklin Watts, 1990

Malaysia in Pictures
Prepared by Geography Department
Lerner Publications, 1988


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