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Graphing and Statistics

Books for Students

Do You Wanna Bet? Your Chance to Find Out About Probability
Jean Cushman and Martha Weston
Clarion Books, 1991.
Two boys discover how probability affects their lives every day. Each story is followed by an explanation of the problem and its solution.

Citymaze!: A Collection of Amazing City Mazes
Wendy Madgwick
Millbrook, 1995.
Each double-page spread is a simplified aerial map of a famous city, showing the streets as mazes to solve.

Maps and Mapmaking
Anita Ganeri
Franklin Watts, 1995.
Explains the history of mapmaking, and describes how to make and use several different kinds of maps.

How to Draw Maps and Charts
Pam Beasant and Alastair Smith
Usborne, 1993.
A discussion of old maps combined with suggestions for drawing new maps, real or imagined, using grids and plots.

Statistics
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1993.
Explores data collection and its interpretation.

The Oceans
Martyn Bramwell
Franklin Watts, 1994.
A simple and direct overview of ocean structure and life, with a full-color diagram of the ocean floor.

Books for Families

Charts and Graphs
Karen Bryant-Mole
EDC Publishing, 1994.
Colorful and fun activities with charts and graphs, designed for all ages.

Destinations: How to Use All Kinds of Maps
Carlienne Frisch
The Rosen Publishing Group, 1993.
Here families can find out more about how to interpret and use the different kinds of information that can be found on maps.

Math at a Glance: A Month-by-Month Celebration of the Numbers Around Us
Susan Ohanian
Heinemann, 1995.
Families will discover the wonder of numbers within our environment. Suggested for generating mathematical thinking activities.

Reference Books for Teachers

Dealing with Data and Chance
Judith S. Zawojewski
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1991.
Features activities that illustrate the themes of data gathering, communication, problem solving, reasoning, and connections.

Envisioning Information
Edward R. Tufte
Graphics Press, 1990.
A fascinating historical and graphic look at the way everyday information is presented, from flat graphs to three-dimensional presentations.

How to Read a Map
Scott Morris
Chelsea House, 1993.
How to use and understand maps and apply them in the study of geography, cartography, and social sciences.

Math World Literature

200% of Nothing: An Eye-Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy
A.K. Dewdney
Wiley, 1993

Statistical Methods: Games and Songs
George E. Gardnier
Teka Trends, 1989

Aha! Gotcha
Martin Gardner
Freeman, 1992


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