Books for Students
A Prairie Boy's Winter
Houghton Mifflin, 1973.
This book about growing up on the Canadian prairie in the 1930s may be used to study time zones, maps and scales, and integers.
Suggests ways to use a calculator to play games with different kinds of numbers, including integers.
How to Hunt for Buried Treasure
James M. Deem
Houghton Mifflin, 1992.
Readers discover how to follow clues from one site to the next in a logical way. Suggested for application of logical reasoning skills.
The Oxford Children's Book of Famous People
Oxford University Press, 1995.
Precise biographical information on famous mathematicians and scientists including Euclid, Pythagoras, and Kelvin.
Play and Playscapes
Joe L. Frost
Delmar Publishers, 1992.
Discusses the design of playgrounds and addresses factors used in determining construction, including the age of children using the playground, handicap accessibility, the size of the area to be built, and equipment used.
Gareth Stevens, 1995.
From the Measure Up With Science series. Discusses early thermometers, temperature, and modern methods of calculation.
Books for Families
Everyday Things and How They Work
Franklin Watts, 1995.
Uses x-ray and exploded diagrams to explain everyday machines, such as calculators and lasers.
How Things Work: 100 Ways Parents and Kids Can Share the Secrets of Technology
Reader's Digest Association, 1995.
Uses exploded views and diagrams to explain various simple machines. Families can participate in many activities and make simple machines themselves.
Reference Books for Teachers
Mathematical Challenges for the Middle Grades: From the "Mathematics Teacher" Calendar Problems
edited by William D. Jamski
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1991.
A collection of puzzles and problems gathered from issues of the professional publication Mathematics Teacher. Includes integers.
The Music of Reason: Experience the Beauty of Mathematics Through Quotations
Wide World Publishing/Tetra, 1995.
Full of inspirational historical quotations relating to mathematics. Suggested for helping students see the relevance of mathematics to daily life.
Math World Literature
Weather Watch: Forecasting the Weather
Jonathan D.W. Kahl
Facts On File, 1995
50 Simple Things Kids Can Do to Save the Earth
Andrews and McMeel, 1990
The Guiness Book of World Records
Bantam, 1991 (annual editions)
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