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Measurement and Geometry

Books for Students

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction
David Macaulay
Houghton Mifflin, 1974.
City will enhance students' appreciation of lines, angles, shapes and their importance to architecture.

The Amazing Book of Shapes
Lydia Sharman
Dorling Kindersley, 1994.
An illustrated activity and concept book in a large format, depicting many different shapes.

Angles
Marion Smoothey
Marshall Cavendish, 1993.
Students classify and measure angles with and without a protractor.

Circles: Fun Ideas for Getting A-Round in Math
Catherine Ross
Addison Wesley Longman, 1993.
Circles, spheres, and discs come alive with the help of pencils, elastics, protractors, and compasses.

Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales
Theoni Pappas
WideWorld Publishing Tetra, 1993.
Short stories present mathematical concepts such as decimals, tangrams, number lines, and fractals.

The Oxford Children's Book of Science
Charles Taylor and Stephen Pople
Oxford University Press, 1996.
Explains scientific theories with the help of photographs, diagrams, and text.

The Pueblo
Charlotte and David Yue
Houghton Mifflin, 1986.
Offers detailed descriptions and drawings of life in a pueblo, showing the evolution of the design of adobe houses and their construction through the use of cross-sections. Students can use the information provided to make their own pueblos.

Books for Families

Insides, Outsides, Loops, and Lines
Herbert Kohl
W.H. Freeman, 1995.
A workbook of shapes, patterns, and designs for family members to use together.

Measuring Up: Experiments, Puzzles, and Games Exploring Measurement
Sandra Markle
Simon and Schuster, 1995.
Twenty-five recipes, experiments, and puzzles that involve various kinds of measurement.

Science and Technology
Brian Williams
Kingfisher Books, 1993.
Diagrams and exploded views help to illustrate gravity, mass, counting, measuring, and time.

Reference Books for Teachers

The New York Public Library Science Desk Reference
Macmillan, 1995.
Includes lists and definitions of the metric scale and other measurement systems and their equivalencies.

Numbers: How Many, How Long, How Far, How Much. . . All the Numbers You'll Ever Need
Andrea Sutcliffe and EEI staff
HarperCollins Publishers, 1996.
A handbook of lists on varied topics, including personal finance, weights, and other measures.

Sizes: The Illustrated Encyclopedia: How Big or Little Things Really Are
John Lord
HarperCollins Publishers, 1995.
This encyclopedia of comparative sizes and measurements is sure to provoke discussion.

Math World Literature

Measuring Up! Experiments, Puzzles, and Games Exploring Measurement
Sandra Markel
Atheneum, 1995

Area
Jane Srivastava
Crowell, 1974

Shapes, Shapes, Shapes
Tana Hoban
Greenwillow Books, 1986

Geometry the Easy Way
Lawrence Leff
Barron's 1990

Metric for Me! A Layperson's Guide to the Metric System for Everyday Use
Robert Shoemaker
Two-Twenty-Two Prods., 1993


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