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Below are several booklists related to different areas of and themes in Mathematics, as well as for teaching Mathematics:

**Data Management and Probability**

In the following boxes, we will highlight a few titles from each booklist:

- Picking Berries by Jerry Lipka; Rebecca Adams; Janice ParmeleeCall Number: QA135.6 .L565 2004ISBN: 1550592823Publication Date: 2004-01-01In this module for grades two and three, students engage in a series of hands-on activities that help them explore data, graphic representation and linear measuring. Students gather data related to the berry harvest to build and analyze tables and graphs, and they learn to read thermometers and measure the length of their shadows. The culture and math of this module connect through an engaging story of a family gathering berries at the end of summer. About the Series Math in a Cultural Context This series is a supplemental math curriculum based on the traditional wisdom and practices of the Yup'ik people of southwest Alaska. The result of more than a decade of collaboration between math educators and Yup'ik elders, these modules connect cultural knowledge to school mathematics. Students are challenged to communicate and think mathematically as they solve inquiry-oriented problems, which require creative, practical and analytical thinking. Classroom-based research strongly suggests that students engaged in this curriculum can develop deeper mathematical understandings than students who engage only with a procedure-oriented, paper-and-pencil curriculum.
- Collecting Data by Lizann FlattCall Number: Q175.2 .F53 2017ISBN: 9780778726333Publication Date: 2016-09-26With fun and engaging activities, Collecting Data outlines the steps to properly gathering and organizing data, which include observation, assessing the reliability of sources, and critically assessing data in order to draw reliable conclusions. Readers begin their journey toward data literacy by developing their sense of curiosity, and then conducting investigations, just like solving a mystery.

- Fun with Finance by Carol PetersonCall Number: LB1584.75 .P43 2009ISBN: 9781591587590Publication Date: 2009-06-22This volume in the readers theatre series offers innovative approaches that let teachers introduce basic concepts of finance and wealth-building into the elementary school classroom. What's the best way to add lessons on money management and building wealth to grade school math? By making it real--and making it fun! Fun With Finance: Math + Literacy = Success helps teachers bring the world of finance into the elementary school classroom in a way that engages and captivates students. Fun With Finance focuses on a range of topics, from currency and the global economy, to business entities, savings, credit, real estate investments, the markets, budgeting, and goal planning. Each chapter offers grade-appropriate lessons, with a readers theatre script, glossary, cross-curricular activities, a list of Web sites--even a board game!--to make learning a genuinely successful enterprise. Lessons and activities are fully cross-referenced to curriculum standards to make sure they meet school requirements. One complete board game for each chapter, including play boards, cards, and money Includes reproducible tables for math-related activities and illustrated chapters explaining tables, pie charts, bar charts and line graphs Supplemental chapters on tables, charts, and graphs; tips for successful readers theatre, matching lessons to curriculum standards, and suggested reading Readers theatre script for every chapter
- The Secret Life of Money by Kira Vermond; Clayton Hanmer (Illustrator); Samantha Edwards (Designed by)Call Number: HG221.5 .V47 2011ISBN: 9781926973197Publication Date: 2012-03-15If discussing money is a difficult task for adults, it's doubly so where kids are involved. Not only is the subject loaded with cryptic jargon (mortgages? Bull markets? Huh?), but it often fails to click with how a kid sees his or her world. Many preteens and young teens do not yet have a job, and even if they do, their responsibilities with their earnings are miles away from grown-up money issues. In other words, not only is money a little overwhelming and mysterious, it's also seen as something they can't do anything about. The Secret Life of Moneyis written to address this last point in particular. It's central message is that money affects us deeply and that even kids can have an effect on it, too. This book uses odd anecdotes, engaging comics, and a wealth of surprising everyday connections to help young readers see and understand cash from an entirely different angle. From the history of different currencies to why we buy what we buy, from how charities and credit cards work to saving and investing, and a whole lot more, readers will gain not only an appreciation for the myriad ways that money changes, influences, and (even) betters their lives, they will arrive to an understanding of the control they have over it.

- Math for Real Life by Jim LibbyCall Number: QA135.6 .L54 2017ISBN: 9781476667492Publication Date: 2017-01-05"Where are we ever going to use this?" Every high school math student has asked this question. Often teachers themselves aren't sure how to respond. One answer is that higher mathematics learned in high school will be essential to learning yet more at the college level. A more satisfactory answer calls for an awareness of how math is applied in many specific areas. Written primarily for teachers, this book presents hundreds of practical applications for mathematics--from baseball statistics to the theory of relativity--that can be understood by anyone with a knowledge of high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry.
- Shapes in Math, Science and Nature by Catherine Sheldrick Ross; Bill Slavin (Illustrator)Call Number: QA445.5 .R66 2014ISBN: 9781771381246Publication Date: 2014-04-01The three books in the popular Shapes in Math, Science and Nature series, Squares, Triangles and Circles, are now available in one amazing compilation. The design has been refreshed, and the text by Catherine Sheldrick Ross has been lightly updated. What makes the compilation so unique and just plain interesting is how many topics it manages to cover for each of these three most basic shapes. For example, squares are explored not just in terms of what they are, how they are drawn and their geometry equations, which are all described in-depth, but also through ancient legends that feature squares, language expressions that use the word square ("back to square one"), illusions done with squares, city grids designed with squares and famous city centers that are squares (think Red Square in Moscow). There are also numerous ideas for hands-on-learning activities ---projects, puzzles, experiments --- that relate the text to everyday life.The imaginative artwork by award-winning illustrator Bill Slavin manages to clearly convey the sometimes difficult concepts in the text, while keeping the visuals fun and humorous enough to hold the interest of young readers. It's easy to see why the books in this compilation have been perennial favorites with educators. It includes engaging, well-written, interactive content that helps make geometry and measurement concepts graspable and even enjoyable, while also offering opportunities for lessons on a range of subjects from science, technology and engineering to social studies, art, and architecture. There is an extensive table of contents, glossary, and index for reference.

- A Pleasure to Measure! by Jeffrey Barrett; Craig Cullen; Diana Behnke; David KlandermanCall Number: QA465 .P575 2017ISBN: 9780873537629Publication Date: 2018-01-30Measurement is paired with data as a fundamental domain of K-grade 5 mathematics in the Common Core State Standards, and it is one of five core content areas in NCTM's Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. This book presents lively activities that dovetail with standards and research-based stages of development to support students' steady growth of understanding of measurement. With individual chapters for kindergarten through grade 5, A Pleasure to Measure includes 65 classroom-ready activities on measurement, along with a summary of learning goals, connections to children's literature, and ideas for extending beyond the activities. In each chapter, the authors provide- a collection of activities for a single level-kindergarten-grade 5; a summary of level-specific measurement goals and learning trajectory stages; and a table that matches activities with standards and learning stages. A Pleasure to Measure will enable you to select activities quickly, easily, and confidently to target the content that your students are ready to learn. You'll find everything that you need in the six E's that the authors detail for each activity-Essentials, Engage, Explore, Expect, Extend, and Enrich.
- Sizing up Winter by Lizann Flatt; Ashley Barron (Illustrator)Call Number: QA465 F53 2013ISBN: 9781926973821Publication Date: 2013-09-15As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes -- and much more! -- can be found in everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like us? Would snowflakes all fall from the same height in the sky? Would otters spread themselves evenly across lakes? Would groundhogs be aware of the date? In Sizing Up Winter, the third title in the Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of time and measurement.

- The Four Roles of the Numerate Learner by Mary Fiore; Maria Luisa LebarCall Number: QA135.6 .F55 2016 CCBCISBN: 9781551383118Publication Date: 2016-03-14The Four Roles of the Numerate Learner introduces a framework (sense maker, skill user, thought communicator, and critical interpreter) that supports an integrated approach to effective mathematics instruction. The book builds on educators' understanding of how to effectively teach mathematics and borrows from successful frameworks used to teach literacy. It considers the mathematical practices that students need to learn to construct mathematical knowledge, become mathematicians, and simply do mathematics. The goal is to provide multiple entry points into a new world of mathematics instruction--a new way of thinking and learning where students engage in critical thinking about numeracy and act on this knowledge.
- Counting on Fall by Lizann Flatt; Ashley Barron (Illustrator)Call Number: QA141.3 .F63 2012 CCBCISBN: 9781926973364Publication Date: 2012-09-15In Counting on Fall, the first title in the best-selling Math in Nature series, nature comes to life to help children in Grades K to 2 learn concepts of number sense and numeration. As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes -- and much more! -- can be found by observing everyday plants and animals. What if animals and plants knew math, just like you? Would leaves fall in patterns? Would whales enter a race? In Counting on Fall, the first title in the four-book Math in Nature series by award-winning author Lizann Flatt, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of number sense and numeration. The engaging "What if?" format of this informational picture book is sure to delight children in Grades K to 2. Each of the four books in the Math in Nature series covers one season of the year and one area of math curriculum. Colorful, cut-paper collage art evokes the natural world, while two levels of text -- one a lyrical story, the other asking children to problem-solve -- bring the reader to a full understanding of the math concept being covered. Free downloadable teacher's guide, lesson plan, and activities available at www.OwlkidsBooks.com

- Bridging the Gap Between Arithmetic and Algebra by WitzelCall Number: QA159 .B75 2016ISBN: 0865865086Publication Date: 2015-06-11Although two federal panels have concluded that all students can learn mathematics and most can succeed through Algebra 2, the abstractness of algebra and missing precursor understandings may be overwhelming to many students … and their teachers. Bridging the Gap Between Arithmetic & Algebra responds to this need for instruction and interventions that go beyond typical math lesson plans. Providing a review of evidence-based practices, the book is an essential reference for mathematics teachers and special education teachers when teaching mathematics to students who struggle with the critical concepts and skills necessary for success in algebra.
- Growing Patterns by Sarah C. Campbell; Richard P. Campbell (Photographer)Call Number: QA246.5 .C36 2010ISBN: 9781590787526Publication Date: 2010-03-01An ALSC Notable Children's Book A wonderful introduction to one of the most beautiful connections between mathematics and the natural world-the Fibonacci sequence-through a series of stunning nature photographs. Discover the biggest mathematical mystery in nature--Fibonacci numbers! Named after a famous mathematician, the number pattern is simple and starts with: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13. Each number in the sequence comes from adding the two numbers before it. What's the mystery? The pattern crops up in the most unexpected places. You'll find it in the disk of a sunflower, the skin of a pineapple, and the spiral of a nautilus shell. This book brings math alive, celebrates science, and will inspire kids to see nature through new eyes.

- Yes, but Why? Teaching for Understanding in Mathematics by Ed SouthallCall Number: QA11.2 .S687 2017ISBN: 9781473948952Publication Date: 2017-05-02Getting the right answers in maths is only half the problem. Understanding why what you're doing works is the part that often stumps students and teachers alike. Does maths feels like a collection of random rules and steps that somehow lead you to an answer? Don't worry you're not alone. Ask yourself: why do we have odd and even numbers? Why do two negative numbers multiply to make a positive? Why do fraction operations work? What is cosine and where does it come from? Yes, but why? answers all of your questions, and sheds light on the hidden connections between everything in mathematics at school. Maths makes sense. It always has, but until now maybe no-one ever showed you. A must-read for those training to teach primary or secondary mathematics via university-based (PGCE, BEd, BA w/QTS) or school-based (School Direct, SCITT, Teach First) routes and current teachers wishing to deepen their mathematical understanding.FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE AUTHOR BEHIND THE BOOK WITH OUR SPECIAL FEATURE:60 Seconds with Ed Southall
- Math for Real Life by Jim LibbyCall Number: QA135.6 .L54 2017ISBN: 9781476667492Publication Date: 2017-01-05"Where are we ever going to use this?" Every high school math student has asked this question. Often teachers themselves aren't sure how to respond. One answer is that higher mathematics learned in high school will be essential to learning yet more at the college level. A more satisfactory answer calls for an awareness of how math is applied in many specific areas. Written primarily for teachers, this book presents hundreds of practical applications for mathematics--from baseball statistics to the theory of relativity--that can be understood by anyone with a knowledge of high school algebra, geometry and trigonometry.

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