Collecting, Organizing, and Using Data
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.
Macmillan Children's Guide to Endangered Animals
Macmillan Books for Young Readers, 1993.
This illustrated encyclopedia of endangered animals includes information about specific animals as well as the threats to their populations and efforts to save them.
Peters Atlas of the World
Harper and Row, 1990.
This atlas, which covers subjects such as climate, population, sports, animals, and energy, can be used to gather data for mathematics activities.
Dorling Kindersley, 1995.
This illustrated guide to record-breaking cars, bicycles, ships, and boats uses diagrams and cut-away illustrations that could be used as examples of representations for students to consider.
Marshall Cavendish, 1993.
The author explains how to organize facts in charts and graphs. Recommended as another resource for students who benefit from multiple representations.
Books for Families
Charts and Graphs
EDC Publishing, 1994.
The colorful charts and graphs as well as the fun activities in this collection are appropriate for all ages. Suggested as the basis for family discussions centered on what students are learning in this chapter.
Reading the Sports Page: A Guide to Understanding Sports Statistics
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. Could be used as across-curricular home-school connection.
Reference Books for Teachers
Changes Over Time: Graphs
Cornelia Tierney, Ricardo Nemirovsky, and Amy S. Weinbery
Dale Seymour, 1994.
This book makes valuable suggestions for teaching graphic methods of interpreting and organizing statistics. Recommended as a way to help teachers reach all students.
Making Sense of Data: Addenda Series, Grades K-6
edited by Mary M. Lindquist, et al.
Student-centered activities embody the process and content standards set forth by NCTM.
Plotting Pictures: Coordinate Graphing and Number Skills
This guide shows the mechanics of plotting graphs on the coordinate plane. Recommended for ideas for extra practice.
Math World Literature
The Beginning of Writing
Lucent Books, 1990
The Children's Atlas of Civilization
The Millbrook Press, 1994
The Riddle of the Rosetta Stone Key to Ancient Egypt
James Cross Giblin
HarperColins Publishers, 1990
Stories on Stone Rock Art: Images from the Ancient Ones
Jennifer Owings Dewey
Little Brown, 1996
What Do We Know about Prehistoric People
Peter Bedrick, 1994
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