Ratio, Proportion, and Probability
Books for Students
Fireworks, Picnics and Flags: The Story of the Fourth of July Symbols
James Cross Giblin
Clarion Books, 1983.
Learning about the U.S. flag is useful for studying ratio, and planning a holiday picnic will expand students' thinking about proportion.
Copper Beech Press, 1995.
A colorful description with diagrams of the structure of the human body, showing examples of how thigh bones can be calculated as one fourth of the total height of the body.
Codes & Cyphers
EDC Publishing, 1995.
Each two-page spread is a story to decode with different styles of codes and cyphers.
Dorling Kindersley Publishing, 1996.
This large, colorful book compares and contrasts data relating to the weather, the solar system, humans, and animals.
EDC Publishing, 1994.
Fiendish word puzzles, intriguing tales, and a baffling mystery test logical reasoning skills.
Usborne Nature Facts & Lists
Anita Ganeri and Bridget Gibbs
EDC Publishing, 1990.
Animal, bird, and ocean facts are listed and arranged by topics such as fastest, longest, and most colorful animals.
Marshall Cavendish, 1992.
See some of the uses of numbers around the world and in everyday life.
Ratio and Proportion
Marshall Cavendish, 1994.
Students investigate ratio and proportion through a series of exercises and activities.
Books for Families
Cut and Assemble a Nineteenth Century Mill Town: An H-O Scale Model
Edmund V. Gillon
Dover Publications, 1993.
Complete instructions and diagrams enable family members to construct this realistic scale replica.
How Math Works: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Wonders of Mathematics
Reader's Digest Books, 1996.
Easy-to-do experiments and practical activities explore probability, statistics, and ratio. Illustrated with color photographs.
Middle School Math Challenge
The Learning Works, 1995.
Explore estimation, number patterns, and probability with these family activities involving multiple players and everyday objects.
Reference Books for Teachers
Helaman Ferguson: Mathematics in Stone and Bronze
Meridian Creative Group, 1994.
This museum-quality art book exemplifies the mathematics in sculpture.
Powers of Ten: A Book About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe
W.H. Freeman, 1995.
A photographic journey into relative size.
Math World Literature
Fun with Figures
Mae and Ira Freeman
Random House, 1946
Inside-Outside Book of New York City
Dodd, Mead, 1985
Anno's Counting House
Pyramid: A Story of Egyptian Planning and Construction
Houghton Mifflin, 1974
Socrates and the Three Little Pigs
Philomel Books, 1986
Rapid Math Tricks and Trips: 30 Days to Mumber Power
Edward H. Julius
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