Multiplication of Decimals
Books for Students
The Black Pearl
Houghton Mifflin, 1967.
In this book the scenes that take place in the weighing house set the stage for work with decimals.
Bill Nye the Science Guy's Big Blast of Science
Addison Wesley Longman, 1993.
Fun scientific investigations with a chapter on outer space that charts the masses of the other planets in comparison to Earth.
Fractions and Decimals
Fun and colorful problems and exercises help show the relationship between fractions and decimals.
Going Places: The Young Traveler's Guide and Activity Book
Maxwell Macmillan, 1991.
A guide to planning a trip, traveling to a desired location, adjusting to different time zones, and finding a place to stay.
A Kid's Book of Smarts: How to Think, Make Decisions, Figure Things Out, Budget Your Time, Money, Plan Your Day, Week, Life and Other Things Adults Wish They'd Learned When They Were Kids!
Gallopade Publishing Group, 1994.
Here's an entertaining title for students who are becoming independent thinkers.
Where Do I Put the Decimal Point?: How to Conquer Math Anxiety and Increase Your Facility With Numbers
Henry Holt, 1990.
A calming approach to learning mathematics in the hopes of achieving success and self-confidence.
Books for Families
Family Travel: Terrific New Vacations for Today's Families
Blue Penguin Publications, 1993.
Here is a collection of exciting and unusual trips that families can plan together, making budgets and preparations for low-cost trips.
The World Book of Math Power, 2 vols.
World Book Inc., 1992.
As a supplement to textbooks, the authors provide tips and tools for students on using mathematics in the kitchen, in business, and on the road.
Reference Books for Teachers
Calculator Power: The Complete Handbook: Computation, Problem Solving, Consumer Math, Workplace Math
Contemporary Books, 1991.
This guide explores the use of calculators in solving the mathematical problems of everyday life.
Mathematical Challenges for the Middle Grades: From the “Mathematics Teacher" Calendar Problems
edited by William D. Jamski
This is an excellent resource for those students who enjoy the challenge of solving problems.
Numbers: How Many, How Long, How Far, How Much . . . All the Numbers You'll Ever Need
Andrea Sutcliffe and EEI staff
Here is a handbook of lists that includes personal finance information, and weights and measures.
Math World Literature
Economics and the Consumer
M. Barbara Killen
Lerner Publications Company, 1990
The History of Money: The Struggle Over Money from Sandstone to Cyberspace
J. Mclver Weatherford
Crown Publishers, 1997
Dorling Kindersley, 1990
The Problem with Cameron
The Pocket Change Press, 1995
The Story of Money
Clarion Books, 1993
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