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Division of Decimals

Books for Students

The Toothpaste Millionaire
Jean Merrill
Houghton Mifflin, 1974.
When Rufus sells toothpaste, his math class solves problems in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of money.

Close-Up: Microscopic Photographs of Everyday Stuff
Frank B. Edwards
Firefly Books, 1992.
The photographs in this book will help students understand the need for decimal numbers and division of decimal numbers

Fractions and Decimals
Karen Bryant-Mole
EDC Publications, 1994.
This book of fun and colorful problems encourages practice with fractions and decimals.

Japan
Lucy Birmingham
Gareth Stevens Children's Books, 1989.
An illustrated description of a day in the life of a Japanese boy and girl, with a discussion of how their school day is structured and of classes they attend outside of school.

Math Skills: Decimals
Houghton Mifflin, 1991.
The activities in this book can help students increase their skills with decimal numbers.

Books for Families

How Math Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Wonders of Mathematics
Carol Vorderman
Reader's Digest Books, 1996.
Easy-to-do experiments and practical activities explore probability, statistics, and ratio. Illustrated with color photographs.

The Official Sports Guide: Atlanta 1996
Pindar Press, 1996.
This is the official guide to the Olympic games in Atlanta, with descriptions of past Olympic records. Recommended as a resource for family discussions involving the use of decimal numbers in measuring milliseconds.

Reference Books for Teachers

Basic Decimals
Jerome D. Kaplan
Educational Design, 1992.
A teacher's guide and answer key on the study of decimals, including division of decimals.

Math Stories: Fractions, Decimals, Percents
Joyce Scinto
New Readers Press, 1992.
Here is a collection of entertaining stories that have mathematics problems to solve woven into the story line. Perfect as a read-aloud.

Math World Literature

Anno's Sundial
Mistsumasa Anno
Philomel Books,1987

Archimedes & the Door to Science
Jeanne Bendick
Bethlehem Books, 1995

Perspective
Alison Cole
Dorling Kindersley, 1992

A Short Walk Around the Pyramids and Through the World of Art
Philip M. Isaacson
Knopf, 1993

The World's Great Explorers: Explorers of the Ancient World
Charnan Simon
Children's Press, 1990

Young Students Learning Library
Funk & Wagnalls, Inc. and Field Productions, 1991.
Children's Press, 1990


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