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Multiplication of Whole Numbers and Decimals

Books for Students

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

The Book of Where: Or How to Be Naturally Geographic
Neill Bell
Little, Brown, 1982.
Describes how to find your way around the city, country, or world by using a variety of orienteering projects and activities.

Estimating
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1994.
Interesting activities from the "Let's InvestigateŅ series help students approximate measurements.

Arithmetricks: 50 Easy Ways to Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide Without a Calculator
Edward H. Julius
John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
How rounding and estimating can help in solving problems and checking results.

Estimation Exploration
Tom Murray
Activity Resources, 1994.
Numerous activities assist and encourage students to estimate numbers.

More Rapid Math Tricks and Tips: 30 Days to Number Mastery
Edward H. Julius
John Wiley & Sons, 1996.
Over 1200 practice problems sharpen students' computation skills.

Books for Families

Exploring Everyday Math: Ideas for Students, Teachers, and Parents
Maja Apelman and Julie King
Heinemann, 1993.
Provides plans for activities that center around daily life in the family.

Math-A-Magic: Number Tricks for Magicians
Laurence B. White, Jr.
Albert Whitman, 1990.
Mathematical concepts inherent in magic tricks are shown by cards, calculators, and coins.

Raps and Rhymes in Maths
Ann and Johnny Baker
Heinemann, 1991.
Collection of traditional and modern rhymes, riddles, and stories with mathematical themes.

Reference Books for Teachers

Estimation Investigations
Marty Lee
Scholastic, 1994.
Estimation exercises grouped by time-from five to thirty minutes-with ideas about how to use them in a classroom.

Everybody Counts: A Report to the Nation on the Future of Mathematics Education
Staff of National Research Council, Mathematical Sciences Education Board
National Academy Press, 1989.
A thought-provoking report concerning mathematics education in the United States.

50 Problem-Solving Lessons, Grades 1-6
Marilyn Burns
Math Solutions Publications, 1996.
The best problem solving lessons culled from ten years of Math Solutions Newsletters.

Math World Literature

Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar
Mitsumasa Anno
Philomel Books, 1983

Multiplication
David L. Stienecker
Benchmark, 1995

Times Tables the Fun Way: A Picture Method of Learning the Multiplication Facts
David and Judy Rodriguez
Key Pubs, 1992

2x2=Boo!: A Set of Spooky Multiplication Stories
Loreen Leedy
Holiday Press, 1995


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