Area and Volume
Books for Students
Find the Constellations
H. A. Rey
Houghton Mifflin, 1976.
This book of drawings of the constellations is useful in exploring powers of ten as well as circumference, diameter, and radius.
After the Spill
William Morrow, 1993.
Presents several mathematics connections, such as surface area.
Area and Volume
Marshall Cavendish, 1992.
Uses examples of regular and irregular objects to explain measurement of area and volume.
Mason and Dixon's Line of Fire
Judith St. George
Tells the story of the boundary disputes between colonial Maryland and Pennsylvania, which resulted in the surveying of a dividing line.
Janice VanCleave's Geography for Every Kid
Janice P. VanCleave
John Wiley & Sons, 1993.
Activities include making maps and graphs from data collected on climate and population.
Packaging and the Environment: Real-World Mathematics Through Science
Christine V. Johnson
Addison Wesley, 1994.
Math activities focus on packaging.
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994.
Pyramid structure and history, from the Egyptians to the Maya.
Books for Families
San Rafael: A Central American City Through the Ages
Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
Brings alive the changes of a city from ancient through modern times with beautiful black-and-white pen-and-ink illustrations. Abundant connections to topography.
Stephen Biesty's Incredible Explosions
Dorling Kindersley, 1996.
Enlarged cross-sectional views of places and things show area and volume from an unusual perspective.
Reference Books for Teachers
Math Around the World
University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Hall of Science, 1995.
Mathematics and geography enrichment activities for middle-grade students.
Mathematics Assessment: Myths, Models, Good Questions, and Practical Suggestions
edited by Jean K. Stenmark
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1991.
Presents models and step-by-step instructions on how to use portfolios and other means of assessing.
Puzzle Maps U.S.A.
Nancy L. Clouse
Henry Holt, 1990.
The United States is a puzzle, and the states are pieces that fit into the whole.
Math World Literature
Spaces, Shapes, and Sizes
The Villiage of Round and Square Houses
Little, Brown, 1986
Rubber Bands, Baseballs and Doughnuts: A Book About Topology
Architecture: Book Projects for Young Adults
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