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Books for Students

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

Arithmetricks: 50 Easy Ways to Add, Subtract, Multiply & Divide Without a Calculator
Edward H. Julius. John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
Students learn mathematical patterns, rounding, and estimating to help them develop greater number sense.

Mastering Mathematics: How to Be a Great Math Student
Richard Manning Smith. Wadsworth, 1994.
Provides techniques and strategies that can help students become successful in computation, problem solving, and reasoning.

Mobiles
Bernie Zubrowski. Beech Tree Books, 1993.
A Boston Children's Museum Activity Book. Through making and experimenting with toys and mobiles, children learn the basic principles of balancing.

Number Games
Ray Gibson. EDC Publishing, 1993.
Easy and colorful number games help students become familiar with mathematical operations.

Wheels! The Kids' Bike Book
Science/Health
Megan Stine. Sports Illustrated For Kids, The Time Incorporated Magazine Co., 1990.
This book of bicycles and bicycling includes a chapter on planning a trip across America, as well as the care of bicycles, what to pack, and organizations to contact.

Books for Families

Adding and Subtracting Puzzles
R. Gee and K. Bryant-Mole. EDC, 1993.
Colorful and fun family puzzles, including solutions.

Ideas: Sourcebook for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education 1992
Science/Health
edited by Barbara Walthall and Mary B. Lennon. The American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1991.
A comprehensive guide to summer camps, curriculum development workshops, and other resources nationwide. Includes addresses, phone numbers, and annotated information.

The Science Book of Numbers
Science/Health
Jack Challoner. Harcourt Brace, 1992.
Simple activities illustrate some of the ways in which we use numbers.

Reference Books for Teachers

Empowering Students by Promoting Active Learning in Mathematics: Teachers Speak to Teachers
edited by Dorothy Buerk. NCTM, 1994.
Five teachers share some successful strategies that can transform student understanding of mathematics.

Making Numbers Make Sense: A Sourcebook for Developing Numeracy
Ronald E. Ritchart. Addison-Wesley Longman, 1993.
A collection of blackline masters and lesson plans that state cross-curricular connections, required materials, and goals for each lesson.

Math World Literature

Count Your Way Through Japan
Jim Haskins
Carolrhoda Books, 1987.

Let's Investigate Calculators
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1995.

Let's Investigate Number Patterns
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1993.

How Did We Find Out About Computers?
Isaac Asimov
Walker & Company, 1984.

How Did We Find Out About Robots?
Isaac Asimov
Walker & Company, 1984.

The Science Book of Numbers
Jack Challoner
HBJ Gulliver Books, 1992.


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