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Best Math Books

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Best Math Books
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Math Curse
Jon Scieszka - 1995-10-01
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"Math Curse" is a playful yet relatable story about a girl who wakes up to a day where everything seems like a math problem. From getting ready for school to solving the mystery of why math is everywhere, this book offers a relatable and fun take on the subject. With humor and a relatable tone, "Math Curse" shows readers that even the toughest math problems can be conquered.
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Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
Cindy Neuschwander - 1997-07-01
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This math adventure story follows Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius as they help King Arthur find a solution to the threat of war from a neighboring kingdom. With wordplay, puns, and problem solving, they create the perfect round table with the help of Geo of Metry, making math fun and accessible for everyone.
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The Grapes Of Math
Greg Tang - 2004-06-01 (first published in 2001)
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Master math skills in a fun and engaging way with this clever book! With rhyming couplets and visual clues, this book uses riddles and games to help kids learn to group numbers for quick counting. Written by a lifelong math lover, and featuring vibrant illustrations, this book is a winning addition to any child's bookshelf!
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Mathematical Mindsets
Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching
Jo Boaler - 2015-11-02
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Unlock the potential of every student in math! Mathematical Mindsets by Jo Boaler bridges the gap between research and practice, providing practical strategies for teachers and parents to show children that math is enjoyable and achievable. Boaler highlights the importance of a positive math mindset, sharing key findings from her research on math education. Revealing how the brain processes math learning, the book features practical activities that replace rote learning and gives advice on how schools and parents can improve math education for all. Empower your child to succeed in math with Mathematical Mindsets.
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Spaghetti And Meatballs For All!
Marilyn Burns - 1997-09-01
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This delightful book explores the concepts of area and perimeter through a family reunion where things don't go as planned. Mr. and Mrs. Comfort set up seating for 32 guests, but everyone has their own idea of where to sit, forcing the family to rearrange the table. Kids and adults alike will enjoy learning math concepts in a relatable and fun way. Perfect for grades 5-6, it's also a great addition to any family's bookshelf.
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One Hundred Hungry Ants
Elinor J Pinczes - 1999-09-27 (first published in 1993)
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A group of one hundred ants set out to feast on a picnic, but when their single file line proves too slow, they divide into multiple rows. As they continue to divide, they soon realize they may have taken too long to reach their destination. Will they still be able to enjoy their meal? Find out in this fun-filled book!
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Ten Black Dots
Donald Crews - 1995-09-21 (first published in 1968)
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"Ten Black Dots" by Donald Crews is a delightful picture book that introduces basic math concepts to children ages 4 to 6. Through a unique counting exercise, young readers will develop their visual learning skills, explore their creativity, and practice counting numbers. This award-winning classic is a perfect supplement for homeschooling or as an activity book for young children.
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Multiplying Menace
The Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin (Charlesbridge Math Adventures)
Pam Calvert - 2006-02-01
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"Follow Peter's Adventure with Rumpelstiltskin's Multiplying Stick and Learn Math in a Fun Way! Join Peter in his escapade to unlock the secret of the multiplying stick and save the kingdom from trouble. This children's book teaches whole numbers and fractions in a fun and engaging way with whimsical illustrations that bring the story to life. Get ready to multiply your math skills with Multiplying Menace!"
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Fermat's Enigma
The Epic Quest to Solve the World's Greatest Mathematical Problem
Simon Singh - 1998-09-08 (first published in 1997)
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Unravel the mystery of Fermat's Last Theorem with this award-winning book, based on a PBS documentary. For over 350 years, mathematicians struggled to solve Fermat's challenge, but no one had succeeded. Follow the captivating story of those who devoted their lives to the quest for the proof, and learn how they sacrificed and saved for the sake of mathematics. This heartwarming and engaging tale will transform your perspective on math forever.
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The Boy Who Loved Math
The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos
Deborah Heiligman - 2013-06-25
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Discover the fascinating life of a mathematician who broke the mold in "The Boy Who Loved Math." At just four years old, Paul Erdos could calculate the number of seconds someone had been alive in his head. Instead of following a typical path, he traveled the world collaborating with mathematicians on countless projects. With beautiful illustrations and lyrical writing, delve into the world of math and explore the unique character traits that made "Uncle Paul" such a great man.
Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Masaichiro Anno
Elementary and Middle School Mathematics by John A. van de Walle
The Lion's Share by Matthew McElligott
Fractions in Disguise by Edward Einhorn
The Mission of Addition by Brian P. Cleary
The Action of Subtraction by Brian P. Cleary
Elevator Magic, Level 2 by Stuart J. Murphy
Counting Crocodiles by Judy Sierra
12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Merriam
The Code Book by Simon Singh
Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown
The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
Journey through Genius by William Dunham
A Mathematician's Lament by Paul Lockhart
One Grain Of Rice by Demi
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Official SAT Study Guide 2020 Edition by The College Board
What Is Mathematics? An Elementary Approach to Ideas and Methods by Richard Courant
The Music of the Primes by Marcus du Sautoy
Bedtime Math by Laura Overdeck
Making Number Talks Matter by Cathy Humphreys
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? by Julie Ellis
PWN the SAT by Mike McClenathan
Principles to Actions by National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Tally O'Malley by Stuart J. Murphy
Equal Shmequal by Virginia Kroll
The Best Of Times by Gregory Tang
Math Fables by Greg Tang
Even Steven and Odd Todd, Level 3 by Kathryn Cristaldi
Sort it Out! by Barbara Mariconda
The Great Graph Contest by Loreen Leedy
What's Math Got to Do with It? by Jo Boaler
Triangle by Mac Barnett
365 Penguins by Jean-Luc Fromental
Gödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. Hofstadter
Introduction to Algorithms by Thomas H. Cormen
The Power of Moments by Chip Heath
One by Kathryn Otoshi
The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle
Prime Obsession by John Derbyshire
Measurement by Paul Lockhart
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
Resonate by Nancy Duarte
Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
How Much Is a Million? by David M Schwartz
A More Beautiful Question by Warren Berger
Math Doesn't Suck by Danica McKellar
Swirl by Swirl by Joyce Sidman
How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi by Cindy Neuschwander
How Big Is a Foot? by Rolf Myller
Nothing Stopped Sophie by Cheryl Bardoe
Uncle Petros and Goldbach's Conjecture by Apostolos Doxiadis
Ten Magic Butterflies by Danica McKellar
Goodnight, Numbers by Danica McKellar
A Remainder of One by Elinor J Pinczes
Do Not Open This Math Book by Danica McKellar
Anno's Counting Book Big Book by Mitsumasa Anno
Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had by Tracy Zager
Zero the Hero by Joan Holub
Book of Proof by Richard H. Hammack
5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics Discussions by Margaret (Peg) S. Smith
Concepts of Modern Mathematics by Ian Stewart
Blockhead by Joseph D'Agnese
Math Fact Fluency by Jennifer Bay-Williams
The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math by Sean Connolly
Full House by Dayle Ann Dodds
The Cauchy-Schwarz Master Class by J. Michael Steele
SAT Math Prep by Kaplan Test Prep
The King's Chessboard by David Birch
A Place for Zero by Angeline Sparagna Lopresti
One Duck Stuck by Phyllis Root
Three Pigs, One Wolf, Seven Magic Shapes by Grace MacCarone
Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander
One Odd Day by Doris Fisher
If You Were a Plus Sign by Trisha Sue Speed Shaskan
Each Orange Had 8 Slices by Paul Giganti Jr.
Sorting by Henry Arthur Pluckrose
Digging Deeper by Ruth Parker
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle by Cindy Neuschwander
Jack the Builder by Stuart J. Murphy
Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens by Cindy Neuschwander
Divide and Ride by Stuart J. Murphy
Animals on Board by Stuart J. Murphy
Mystery Math by David A. Adler
Pigs Will Be Pigs by Amy Axelrod
Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy
My Even Day by Doris Fisher