Division 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.
Becoming a Mental Math Wizard
Jerry Lucas
Betterway Books, 1991.
Lucas makes mathematics accessible by emphasizing the importance of doing and performing rather than studying and pondering.
Calculators
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1994.
Part of the "Let's Investigate" series, this straightforward text explains how calculators can be used to help develop thinking skills.
Codes and Sequences
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1994.
A variety of codes are deciphered with projects ranging from a cipher wheel to number substitution to invented alphabets. Students can investigate the average frequency of letters in use by bar graphing and creating other understandable diagrams.
Math Tricks, Puzzles and Games
Raymond Blum
Sterling, 1994.
These games for two or more players use cards, calculators, and mental math.
More Rapid Math Tricks and Tips: 30 Days to Number Mastery
Edward H. Julius
John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
Over 1200 practice problems help increase students' computational skills.
Books for Families
The Librarian Who Measured the Earth
Kathryn Lasky
Little, Brown, 1994.
A description of the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth. This book can serve as part of any discussion or exploration of the Sieve of Eratosthenes.
Magic Squares and Cubes
William Symes Andrews, et al.
Dover, 1960
This is an unabridged and unaltered publication of an original 1917 publication describing magic squares and cubes, and how they work.
Reference Books for Teachers
Calculators in the Classroom: K12
Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1990.
This useful book shows how programmable calculators can help teach data processing.
Get It Together: Math Problems for Groups, Grades 412
Tim Erickson
University of California, 1989.
This collection of group activities includes computation problems.
Math World Literature
The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal
Cheryl Harness
Bradbury Press, 1995
Erie Canal: Gateway to the West
Nicholas Nirgiotis
Franklin Watts, 1993
The First Ride
Jacqueline Geis
Ideals Children Books, 1994
Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad
Rhoda Blumberg
National Geographic Society, 1996
The Panama Canal: Gateway to the World
Judith St. George
Putnam Publishing Company, 1989
The King's Chessboard
David Birch
Dial, 1988
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