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STEM Themed Literature
Our Curriculum Lab (Clab) holds a variety of materials that are useful in assisting children in understanding mathematical concepts. Click the photos below to access the featured titles.
Mathematics Children's Literature
Mathematics for Teachers
Math for the Very Young by
Publication Date: 1995-04-03
Four experienced teachers, who have written math curricular materials for the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project, present a comprehensive collection of innovative and fun activities easy enough for even the most math-phobic parents. Covers all math concepts appropriate for children ages 3-7 including measurement, counting, telling time and temperature, comparisons, arrays, shapes and patterns. Organized by type of activity such as cooking, taking a trip, playing games and making crafts.
Mathematics Themed Books
Math Potatoes by
Publication Date: 2005-07-01
Greg Tang is back with his bestselling approach to addition and subtraction: problem solving. By solving challenges that encourage kids to "group" numbers rather than memorize formulas, even the most reluctant math learners are inspired to see math in a whole new way! Math Potatoes is full of Tang and Briggs' trademark humor, wit, and extraordinary creativity. Tang has proven over and over that math can be fun, and this new addition to his acclaimed series of mind-stretching math riddles is sure to be another hit.
How High Can a Dinosaur Count? by
Publication Date: 2010-10-12
Help Heloise add her dimes, nickels, and pennies to buy a hat at Madame Millie's Millinery; tell time on the clock at the Tutti-Frutti Zoo; and calculate with Bertram the cost of his colossal birthday cake. Clever text and imaginative art mesh to create playful, simple math problems right on target for ages 6--99 . . . anyone who loves the magic of numbers! Valorie Fisher has created fifteen miniature worlds, each showcasing an ingenious math problem (with more questions at the back of the book). In a starred review Publishers Weekly raved, "Math made fun? Problem solved."
More M and M's® Brand Math by
Publication Date: 1998-07-01
This new fun-filled book takes math skills to the next level, teaching estimation, simple graphing, multiplication, factoring, problem-solving, division, and simple fractions--all using M&Ms. Full color.
Using Caldecotts Across the Curriculum by
Publication Date: 1998-01-01
Reading and Writing Mini-lessons, Math and Science Spin-offs,Unique Art Activities, and More
Inspire your students with the beautiful award-winning art and timeless, powerful stories found in Caldecott books. This rich resource uses Caldecott winners as springboards to provide lively, literature-based learning experiences across the curriculum.
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