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Multiplication of Whole Numbers

Books for Students

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

Butterflies and Moths
Barrie Watts
Franklin Watts, 1991.
Text and photographs on how to collect, feed, and care for butterflies and moths.

The Kids' Giant Book of Games
edited by Karen S. Anderson
Times Books, 1993.
More than a hundred games for ages seven to fourteen, including logical reasoning games and number puzzles.

Math in Science and Nature: Finding Patterns in the World Around Us
Robert Gardner and Edward A. Shore
Franklin Watts, 1994.
A visual approach to the study of patterns in the environment.

Estimation Exploration
Tom Murray
Activity Resources, 1994.
Activities to provide students additional practice estimating numbers.

Shake, Rattle, and Roll: Cool Things to Do with Dice
Planet Dexter, 1996.
This book of games covers all kinds of mathematics, including computation and probability.

Times Tables the Fun Way Book for Kids: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication Facts
David and Judy Rodriguez
Key Publishers, 1994.
A source for learning or reviewing multiplication and division facts.

Books for Families

Glorious Color: Sources of Inspiration for Knitting and Needlepoint with 17 Projects
Kaffe Fassett
Crown, 1988.
Large colorful pictures of groups of objects intended as inspiration for knitters, but useful for the practice of estimation from pictures.

Right in Your Own Backyard: Nature Math
edited by Elizabeth Ward, Jean Crawford, Pat Daniels, and Neil Kagan
Time-Life, 1992.
Stories, poems, activities, and games for the whole family introduce evidence of mathematics that can be found in our own backyards and communities.

Reference Books for Teachers

Algebra for Everyone
edited by Edgar L. Edwards, Jr.
NCTM, 1990.
This collection of essays by mathematics education professionals details aspects of teaching fundamentals of algebra to all students, beginning with the early grades.

Estimation Investigations
Marty Lee
Scholastic, 1994.
These estimation exercises, which are grouped by time required (from 5 to 30 minutes), include suggestions on how to use the exercises in a classroom.

The Story of Numbers: How Mathematics Has Shaped Civilization
John McLeish
Fawcett, 1994.
This history of mathematical thinking covers ancient as well as modern number systems. One chapter is entitled John Napier: The Rationalization of Arithmetic.

Math World Literature

Count Your Way Through India
Jim Haskins
Carolrhoda Books, 1990

Handtalk School
Mary Beth Miller and George Ancona
Macmillan Children's Book Group, 1991

Numbers
David Kirkby
Rigby Interactive Library, 1996

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

Two Ways to Count to Ten
Ruby Dee
Holt, Henry & Co., Inc., 1988

The King's Chessboard
David Birch
Dial, 1988


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