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Multiplication and Division Facts

Books for Students

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

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar
Mitsumasa Anno
Putnam Publishing Group, 1983.
The simple text and pictures in this book introduce the mathematical concept of factorials.

The Book of Lists for Kids
Sandy and Harry Choron
Houghton Mifflin, 1995.
A collection of over 300 lists containing subjects from rock music to breakfast cereals to amusement parks. Suggested as a resource for finding mathematics in real life.

Division
David Stienecker
Benchmark Books, 1996.
Introduces whole-number division using colorful puzzles and games.

Multiplication
David Stienecker
Benchmark Books, 1996.
An introduction to the concept of multiplication, using real-life situations.

Pond Water Zoo: An Introduction to Microscopic Life
Peter Loewer
Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Examines many microscopic organisms that exist in pond water. The technical information describes how to collect pond water samples, how to load a microscopic slide, and how to use a microscope or pocket lens.

Times Tables
David and Wendy Clemson
Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1996.
A collection of activities, games, and puzzles for students to use as practice for learning multiplication facts.

Books for Families

Extra! Extra! The Who, What, Where, When & Why of Newspapers
Bill Slavin
Orchard Books, 1994.
This book offers a description of how newspaper companies collect and use data to present information to the public.

Math Magic for Your Kids: Hundreds of Games and Exercises from the Human Calculator to Make Math Fun and Easy
Scott Flansburg
William Morrow, 1997.
This collection of exercises and activities explores multiplication and division, with guidelines for parents.

Sea Squares
Joy Hulme
Hyperion Books for Children, 1993.
A counting and squaring number book with a rhymed text that the whole family can enjoy.

Reference Books for Teachers

Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture,
Beth Dunlop
Harry Abrams, 1996.
Describes the designing and building of Disney's amusement parks. This book could serve as the basis for a discussion of mathematical patterns in architecture.

Mathematics Dictionary, 5th edition
Robert C. James
Routledge, Chapman & Hall, 1992.
This comprehensive dictionary is a handy reference for mathematics teachers.

Patterns: Addenda Series, Grades K-6
Terrence G. Coburn, et al.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1992.
Gathers ideas for lessons and activities that help students see the numerical patterns in multiplication and division. Also good for geometric patterns.

Math World Literature

The Sumerians
Leila Merrell Foster
Franklin Watts, 1990

Ancient China
Arthur Cotterell
Alfred A. Knopf, 1994

Yeh-Shen
Ai-Ling Louie
Philomel Books, 1988

Count Your Way Through China
Jim Haskins
Carolrhoda Books, 1987


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