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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
Laurence Pringle
William Morrow, 1993.
Presents several mathematics connections, such as surface area.

Area and Volume
Marion Smoothey
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
Putnam, 1991.
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.

Pyramid
James Putnam
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
Xavier Hernandez
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
Stephen Biesty
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
Beverly Braxton
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
Jane Srivastava
Crowell, 1974

The Villiage of Round and Square Houses
Anne Grifalconi
Little, Brown, 1986

Rubber Bands, Baseballs and Doughnuts: A Book About Topology
Robert Froman
Crowell, 1972

Architecture: Book Projects for Young Adults
Forrest Wilson
Reinhold, 1968


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