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Education Gr. K-6
 

The Adventures Of Penrose The Mathematical Cat
by Theoni Pappas
For grammar school teachers. Pappas brings the joy of discovery to the subject of mathematics. This book is aimed at the grammar school audience and its teacher. It is understandable to adults who can then bring the joy and fun of mathematics to youngsters – encouraging their curiosity and pleasure in the subject.

$10.95


Algebra Unplugged
by Kenn Amdahl, Jim Loats
This is a remarkable little book by Kenn Amdahl, a poet, a former math-phobe and Jim Loats, a math professor. Be advised that the book does not take the approach that your high school math teacher and textbook took. It certainly answers some basic questions differently. Amdahl and Loats cover pretty much all the topics of first-year algebra and a great deal of earlier math that many kids don't really have a grip on. And they do it all in just 258 pages of remarkably readable and often hilarious text.

$14.95


Arithmetic Arithmetic
by Martine Helene Perry Arithmetic.
For ages 7-11. 16 clever puzzle pictures offering lots of practice in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

$10.00


Arithmetricks
by Jeri Cipriano
For Grades 4-6 or anyone of any age (as young as 7) who enjoys math. Unlock the magical powers of math with 85 problem-solving puzzles, fun games, and entertaining math tricks that students can use to amaze their friends, stump teachers, surprise their family, and even share at a math party! Best of all, the fun-filled activities reinforce mathematics concepts, develop math skills, and build student confidence in math through hours of fun! Answers are included, making this an ideal self-check teaching tool.

$16.95


Ben Franklin & the Magic Squares
by Frank Murphy
For age 8 and up. Amidst an informal narration of some of the highlights of Franklin's ideas, the concept of magic squares is introduced. An appended section offers step-by-step directions for those who want to construct their own versions of the mathematical puzzle. By the way – a magic square is a box in which 9 numbers are arranged so that any line of 3 numbers add up to the same number, including the diagonal.

$3.99


Brain Quest 1st Grade Math : 750 Problems Addition and Subtraction : The Basics : Book One Ages 6-7
by Marjorie Martinelli and Kimble Mead
The 1st Grade sets have five questions to a card and cover the basics of numbers; shapes and equivalents; addition and subtraction; measurements; and problem-solving. Two bound decks of 750 problems that are challenging without being impossible, and the answers often contain clues to getting them right in the future. Easily-frustrated kids might find it tempting to peek ahead, it's almost too easy to see the answers, but the friendly format can make math quite a bit less intimidating for new students. First - graders can really sharpen their skills. Brain Quest Math, using the same curriculum-based, question-and-answer format that has made Brain Quest America's #1 educational bestseller with over 16 million copies in print, Math concentrates on a subject that is of paramount importance for parents, teachers, and especially the kids. A superb idea. A pleasant way to learn and review early arithmetic principles.

$10.95


Brain Quest 2nd Grade Math : 1000 Problems, Operations and Challenges : The Basics : Deck One Ages 7-8
by Marjorie Martinelli and Kimble Mead
The 2nd Grade, set of 1000 in two bound decks, has seven questions per card and adds two new categories to the original five: Super Computation, which has more complicated operations, and Fun with Numbers. Two bound decks of 750 problems that are challenging without being impossible, and the answers often contain clues to getting them right in the future. Easily-frustrated kids might find it tempting to peek ahead, it's almost too easy to see the answers, but the friendly format can make math quite a bit less intimidating for new students. The questions are challenging without being impossible, and the answers often contain clues to getting them right in the future. Easily-frustrated kids might find it tempting to peek ahead, it's almost too easy to see the answers, but the friendly format can make math quite a bit less intimidating for new students. A superb idea. A pleasant way to learn and review early arithmetic principles.

$10.95 each


Brain Quest 3rd Grade Math: Problems, Operations and Challenges
by Janet A. Mead, Kimble Mead, & Carolyn Vaughan
The 3rd grade set covers Numeration; Bits & Pieces, featuring decimals, fractions, and geometric shapes; Computation; Super Computation; Measurement; Problem Solving; and a grab bag of Fun with Numbers. Brain Quest Math, using the same curriculum-based, question-and-answer format that has made Brain Quest America's #1 educational bestseller with over 16 million copies in print, The Math Sets concentrate on a subject that is of paramount importance for parents, teachers, and especially the kids. Two bound decks contain 1000 problems and answers. The questions are challenging without being impossible, and the answers often contain clues to getting them right in the future. Easily-frustrated kids might find it tempting to peek ahead, it's almost too easy to see the answers, but the friendly format can make math quite a bit less intimidating for new students. A superb idea. A pleasant way to learn and review early arithmetic principles.

$10.95 each


Challenges for Children
Designed for teachers of children ages 5 to 8. Developed from a problem solving day for children, this is a book of totally open-ended problems for young children such as – "If we all held hands, could we reach all the way around the school?" It is a book of activities that make children think like mathematicians and use their skills to very real purposes.

$18.00


Children's Math Calendar 2003
by Theoni Pappas
A problem a day throughout the year by one of the most entertaining math writers.

$10.95


Circles
For teachers of children ages 5 to 8.
A children's activity book based on the properties of circles. With sections on number, pi, and dartboard math, Circles is a wonderful way to introduce students to basic geometry. All activities pages are reproducible.

$10.00


Classic Brainteasers
by Martin Gardner
For Grades 4-6. Math, science, logic puzzlers, word games, and "what's-wrong-with-this-picture" challenges. Well illustrated.

$6.95


Coin Counting Book
by R.L. Williams
For grades 1 to 3. Simple rhymes and large, clear photographs instruct children in coin denominations, grouping, and counting.

$6.95


Count Your Way Through Africa
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Swahili, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the continent and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through The Arab World
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Arabic, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the area and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Brazil
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Portuguese, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Canada
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in French, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through China
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Chinese, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through France
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in French, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Germany
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in German, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Greece
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Greek, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through India
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Hindi, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Ireland
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Gaelic, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Israel
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Hebrew, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Italy
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Italian, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Japan
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Japanese, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Korea
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Korean, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Mexico
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Spanish, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Count Your Way Through Russia
Through the device of counting 1 to 10 in Russian, with phonetic instruction for each number, the reader learns about the country and its people. One can only hope that this series of 16 keeps growing.

$5.95


Counting on Calico
by Tildes
Beautiful Calico, the cat, leads the beginning counter through a first experience in numbers in sequence.

$6.95


Cross Numbers
by John Parker
For ages 10 and up. Crossword puzzles with numbers. With each page, the puzzles get harder. Great fun.

$8.50


Cuisenaire Rods Individual set
I can't say enough about the Cuisenaire Rods. As a teaching tool that is well over 50 years old, it is the most superlative method for instructing students, K through 6, on the elements of arithmetic and beyond. I say arithmetic instead of mathematics because some words carry unintended baggage. Mathematics infers a higher level of the subject and therefore tends to intimidate many teachers and parents. As proof of its effectiveness, my son, not a genius, could do fractions at age 6. Rods are unique. Today, there are wonderful instruction books for teachers. They do require study but to do so ensures that your classes & you will revel in success for all.

The Wood Set: $12.95


SuperSource Instruction Book for Cuisenaire Rods Grades K-2

$15.95


SuperSource Instruction Book for Rods Grades 3-4

$15.95


SuperSource Instruction Book for Rods Grades 5-6

$15.95


Hidden Rods Hidden Numbers
by Cuisenaire.
This is the perfect introductory book to use when you start with rods for the first time. Suitable for parents, teachers and students.

$10.00


Cut Down to Size at High Noon
by Scott Sundby
One of a group of books that weave math into a charming story. A 2-for-1 deal for grammar school level Grade 4+.

$6.95


Dazzling Division: Games and Activities that Make Math Easy and Fun
by Lynette Long
For Grades 2-5. A large-format paperback that offers explanations and activities for children who don't understand or haven't mastered multiplication and division. By taking different approaches to explain the same concepts, Long increases the probability that something will click in the student's mind. The cheerful ink drawings help make the book more inviting. Overall, this will be a useful supplemental resource for students who need some help with the fundamental skill of division.

$12.95


Dealing with Addition
by Lynette Long
For grades K-1. Playing cards are used to teach addition of whole numbers.

$6.95


Divide and Ride
by Stuart J. Murphy and George Ulrich
Join in the carnival fun as 11 friends divide up to fit on the 2-to-a-seat roller coaster and the 4-to-a-cup teacups ride. Making new friends and practicing pre-division skills have never been so exciting!

$4.95


Doorbell Rang
by Pat Hutchins
For Grade 3. When Ma gave Sam and Victoria a dozen cookies to share, they were delighted. Then the doorbell rang, and rang, and rang. As more children arrived, sharing required division and more division so that everyone would have equal amounts. A fun introduction to division.

$6.99


Fibbonaci Fun
by Hammill, and Garland
Fibbonaci is the latest name used to describe a logarithmic spiral also known as a helical curve. DNA is a double helix. The Golden Rectangle about which we were taught in art class is based on the Fibbonaci curve. The curve can also be seen on the top of a violin. All flowers unfold in a Fibbonaci spiral. The more you read about it, the more you will go on to observe that nature isn't as random as you thought.

$12.95


Fraction Fun
by David Adler
For ages 4-8. Bright cartoons enliven this introduction to fractions, that incorporates common cents (money) and "pizza math," a delicious way to teach numerators and denominators.

$6.95


G is for Googol: A Math Alphabet Book
by David Schwartz, & Marissa Moss
For all ages. A large-format alphabet book. From abacus to zillion, detailed descriptions are combined with fun cartoons and watercolor-washed illustrations that bring math concepts down to earth. The humorous style Schwartz brought to How Much Is a Million? lightens the reading. How many people really know how much a googol is? What comes after a trillion? (Answer: a quadrillion, a quintillion, a sextillion,etc. (This information is filed under z is for zillion). Some other terms that are explained include: Fibonacci; exponent; and probability, as well as the less intimidating jupiter and diamond. While the alphabet format is more conducive to browsing than reference, there is a glossary of math terms in the back of the book.

$15.95


Games for Math
by Peggy Kaye
If your children and you are daunted by math, here's your solution. There are 50 excellent ways to help children (and parents) learn math by doing what they love best – play games. There are notes for both parents and teachers to assist them in using this book productively. p>

$15.95


Grapes of Math
by Greg Tang & Harry Briggs
For grammar school students and teachers. New ways to learn problem-solving techniques. Simple and easy and pictorially delightful.

$6.99


History of Counting
by Schimandt & Beserat
Written for the grammar school student. Beautifully illustrated.

16.95


How Big is a Foot
by Rolf Myller
Thrown in jail because the bed he made for the Queen is too small, an apprentice comes up with a more accurate way of measuring size. This story is an excellent source to use with children who are beginning to learn about measurement. It enables them to see that there is a need for a standard unit of measure in the world.

$4.50


How Much is a Million
by David Schwartz and Steven Kellog
All ages. Imagining enormous numbers is usually beyond human conception. This book is a great help. Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician demonstrates the meaning of a million by showing his four young friends (plus two cats, a dog, and a unicorn) that it would take twenty-three days to even count to a million and that a goldfish bowl large enough to hold a million goldfish could hold a whale. Seven pages are printed with tiny white stars. The most creative use of the book was a teacher who used the book to assist middle-school students to grasp the idea of the enormity of the Holocaust.

$6.99


King's Chessboard
by David Birch
A retelling of the old Chinese fable "A Grain of Rice". When the wise man refuses to accept a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king's chessboard--the amount to be doubled each day. Soon the royal granaries are almost empty--will the proud king concede that he has been outwitted? A great practical lesson for everyone.

$6.99


The Mad Minute
Every grammar school teacher needs a copy of this book . It contains 1-minute copyable quizzes from addition through to fractions and percents, thus eliminating the need for tedious drill. Each page is geared to take exactly one minute. The student works against the clock only until he/she achieves the desired accuracy. Then on to the next subject. It does not interfere with curriculum schedules but it does promote learning essential facts so they can proceed to the next level of mathematical learning. In a society and school system that tends to ignore accuracy, this book is vital to the success of learning the multiplication tables by the end of the 3rd grade. Only then will the middle school and high school teachers have success in teaching algebra and higher mathematics.

$28.50


The Magic of Flexagons
by David Mitchell
Paper curiosities to cut out and make. Some are transforms; others are puzzles. Excellent projects for 4th and 5th graders.

$15.00


Marvelous Multiplication: Games and Activities that Make Math Easy and Fun
by Lynette Long
For Grades 2-5. This large-format paperback offer explanations and activities for children who are having math difficulties. By taking different approaches, Long increases the probability that something will click in the student's mind. The cheerful ink drawings help make the book more inviting. Overall, a useful resource for students who need some help with the fundamental skill of multiplication.

$12.95


Math Magic for Your Kids: Hundreds of Games and Exercises from the Human Calculator to Make Math Fun and Easy
by Scott Flansburg
For children ages 6 through 8. With entertaining games and tricks, the author helps kids develop a positive attitude about numbers, the necessary foundation on which they will build math skills for the rest of their education. Children will discover hours of independent amusement, while parents will find activities they can do with their children to supplement their schoolwork and to help them get better grades, including innovative counting exercises that teach addition and subtraction; writing activities that reinforce math concepts; shortcut methods that provide "magic tricks" for learning math skills; riddles and puzzles that activate logic; and math basics games and drills that introduce and perfect multiplication and division. Line art throughout.

$15.95


Math Talk
by Theoni Pappas
A handy little dictionary of mathematical terms. If you are insecure in math terminology, this is for you.

$8.95


MathStart Series
by Stuart J. Murphy
For pre-school through 2nd grade. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story.

$5.99 each.


MathStart: Animals on Board
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grade K-1. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry lays out five simple addition problems.

$5.99


MathStart: Beep Beep Vroom Vroom
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades pre-school-2. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. – This entry deals with pattern recognition.

$5.99


MathStart: Best Bug Parade
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades pre-school.-1. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry teaches how to compare and order differently sized items.

$5.99


MathStart: Best Vacation Ever
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades 5-8. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry demonstrates that collecting data and tabulating results can help the decision- making process. A girl with an active, overscheduled family puts math to work to help coordinate the family's vacation plans.

$5.99


MathStart: Betcha
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades 6-8. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry introduces the art of estimation.

$5.99


MathStart: Captain Invincible & the Space Shapes
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades K-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. An excellent tool for introducing a unit on 3-dimensional shapes.

$5.99


MathStart: Circus Shapes
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades pre-school-K. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Strictly for preschoolers. Come one, come all to the circus and learn about shapes. Dancing bears, amusing monkeys, grand elephants, and elegant horses, squares, rectangles, circles, & triangles to readers.

$5.99


MathStart: Dave's Down to earth Rock Shop
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades 4-6. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry deals with classification, using rock samples as the device.

$5.99


MathStart: Dinosaur Deals
by Stuart J. Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry introduces the math concept of equivalency, understanding when values are equal as the two brothers try to beat the clock and make the ultimate trade in dinosaur trading cards.

$5.99


MathStart: Divide and Ride
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 4-6. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This book uses carnival rides as the context for teaching division concepts. A delightful tale dealing with a class trip involving bus-seating, and seating on the rides. Another merging of reading and math to the enhancement of both.

$5.99


MathStart: Elevator Magic
by Stuart Murphy
For grades K-1. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Using the elevator buttons as a vertical number-line, simple subtraction is used as the elevator descends.

$5.99


MathStart: Every Buddy Counts
by Stuart Murphy
For grades K-1. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. You can start with one little hamster and keep counting past six slinky fish,eight favorite playmates, and more, all the way up to ten cuddly teddy bears. With buddies, counting is fun!

$5.99


MathStart: Fair Bear Share
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 1-2. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Blue Ribbon Blueberry Pie is the best but do the bear cubs have enough ingredients to bake one? Regrouping their berries, nuts, and seeds by tens and ones reveals the answer in this enjoyable book.

$5.99


MathStart: Game Time
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Designed to teach time measurement, the book introduces weeks, hours, and parts of hours.

$5.99


MathStart:Get Up and Go
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry teaches building timelines for young readers.

$5.99


MathStart: Give Me Half
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 1-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. A brother and sister illustrate the concept of half when forced to divide equally things such as a pizza, a can of juice, and cupcakes. Suggestions about teaching fractions to children are included at the back of the book.

$5.99


MathStart: Greatest Gymnast of All
by Stuart Murphy
For grades K-1. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry introduces young readers to pairs of opposites.

$5.99


MathStart: Henry the Fourth
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 1-2. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry presents the concept of ordinal numbers and how they are an integral part of daily life.

$5.99


MathStart:Jump Kangaroo Jump
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 6-8. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry presents a real-world application of fractions and division.

$5.99


MathStart:Just Enough Carrots
by Stuart Murphy
For grades K-2. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry deals with the concepts of more and less.

$5.99


MathStart:Lemonade for Sale
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 4-8. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry introduces bar graphs. The lemonade sells for 25 cents a cup so it also made an excellent lesson on money and place value.

$5.99


MathStart: Let's Fly a Kite
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 1-2. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. When Bob and Hannah split something, the two pieces had better be symmetrical--exactly the same. But to fly their kite, they'll have to learn something new: cooperation.

$5.99


MathStart:Missing Mittens
by Stuart Murphy
For grades K-2. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Every animal on Farmer Bill's farm is missing one mitten. Readers can investigate odd and even numbers as they unravel this mitten mystery!

$5.99


MathStart: Monster Musical Chairs
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 1-2. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Lovable monsters provide a fun way for youngsters to learn subtraction. The lively text and animated artwork are a good match for the young audience.

$5.99


MathStart: Pair of Socks
by Stuart Murphy
For grades K-1. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Does a polka-dotted sock match a striped sock? Young children will learn about matching, an important early math skill, as a lonely striped sock searches the house for its mate. They may even be inspired to practice this skill in their own sock drawers! Teachers and lesson-minded parents will appreciate the activities and books suggested to extend the learning about pairs, patterns, and differences.

$5.99


MathStart: Penny Pot
by Stuart Murphy
For grades K-1. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. Follow along and count coins with Jessie and her friends.

$5.99


MathStart:Pepper's Journal
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry investigates the concepts of calendar time through the events of a kitten's first year.

$5.99


MathStart:Probably Pistachio
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 5-8. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry teaches possibilities and probabilities.

$5.99


MathStart:Rabbit's Pajamas Party
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. A quick take on sequencing, although almost any story with a beginning, middle, and end would serve as well. "What Happened at Rabbit's Pajamas Party?" to prompt children to think about what happened first, next, and last.

$5.99


MathStart: Racing Around
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 4-6. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry introduces the concept of perimeter – the distance around.

$4.95


MathStart: Ready Set Hop
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. A smaller frog needs two additional hops to cover the same distance as a bigger frog. Addition and subtraction are derived from this disparity.

$5.99


MathStart: Room for Ripley
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 5-8. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry is intended to enhance the student's understanding of capacity, e.g.,estimating volume and comparing the liquid amounts in various containers.

$5.99


MathStart: Seaweed Soup
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry introduces the concepts of matching sets, or one-to-one correspondence.

$5.99


MathStart: Shark Swimathon
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 4-6. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry presents a real-world application of fractions and division and two digit subtraction.

$5.99


MathStart:Spunky Monkeys on Parade
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry introduces skip-counting: i.e counting by 2s, 3s, and 4s.

$5.99


MathStart: Super Sandcastle Saturday
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 4-5. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry explores the hazards of measuring in nonstandard units. Wielding a tape measure, Larry explains why inches are more reliable units than spoons, etc. With the small type activity notes at the end, this makes a pleasant, painless way for children (and dare we say adults?) to pick up some basic math methodology.

$5.99


MathStart: Too Many Kangaroo Things To Do
by Stuart Murphy
For grades 2-4. 37 books (so far!), each dealing with an elementary mathematical matter. In MathStart books, pictures do more than tell stories; they teach math. All illustrated in color. Both parents and teachers can use these books as "read to" books thereby killing 2 birds with one stone. Mathematical concepts can be absorbed while enjoying a good story. This entry uses multiplication to figure out just how many things the children have to do to plan a big surprise for Kangaroo.

$5.99


A Mathematical Dictionary for Schools
by Brian Bolt. David Hobbs
Contains over 500 definitions of technical terms. Key words and phrases are explained in clear, simple language with illustrations to aid understanding of more difficult terms. Widely popular.

$16.95


Mathematics for the Non-Mathematician
by Morris Kline
The book is an easy read. The author, a very thoughtful and insightful man, knows how to teach. The structure and the helpful hints in the book will be valuable resources for anyone who wishes to teach mathematics. It is also a "must have" for the mathematically curious.

$14.95


Mental Math Grades 1 to 3
by Hope, et.al.
An excellent collection of daily lessons that provide instruction and drill and the practice of mental arithmetic. There are 36 lessons in all. The practice sheets can be copied and recopied for more practice when needed. This resource is useful for teachers, parents, tutors, and homeschoolers.

$11.95


Mental Math Grades 4 to 8
by Piccinilli
This book is designed to help students become skilled at computing numbers without calculators! There are "short cuts" for doing mental computation with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, percents, and exponents.

$16.95


The Multiplication Tables Coloring Book
by Hilary McElderrry
For parents and teachers of students ages 6 to 10. On every page there are diagrams made up of small numbered areas. If the number will divide by the number being studied, then the area is colored, eventually revealing a hidden picture. Solve the puzzle pictures while learning your tables. A delightful coloring exercise and excellent re-enforcement for use in the 3rd and 4th grades. There are also other charts and 'hundred squares' to color plus target tests to confirm progress made. Reproducible.

$13.00 each


The Second Multiplication Tables Coloring Book
by Hilary McElderrry
For parents and teachers of students ages 6 to 10. On every page there are diagrams made up of small numbered areas. If the number will divide by the number being studied, then the area is colored, eventually revealing a hidden picture. Solve the puzzle pictures while learning your tables. A delightful coloring exercise and excellent re-enforcement for use in the 3rd and 4th grades. There are also other charts and 'hundred squares' to color plus target tests to confirm progress made. Reproducible.

$13.00 each


Newspaper Math
by Don Fraser
For Grades 5-8. The problems based on real-world newspaper articles, want ads, and even cartoons, are written at grades 5-6 reading level. Reproducible exercises encourage thinking and problem solving while offering practice in more than 20 arithmetic skills. Includes "EXTRA! EXTRA!" questions for enrichment.

$12.95


The Numbers Factory
by Maria Newton
Mental arithmetic (multiplication and division) for any number of players. Instead of players taking turns, games can be played on a free-for-all basis.

$12.99


Once upon a Dime
by Nancy Kelly Allen
For grades K-2.For organic farmer, Truman Worth, money does grow on trees. Readers calculate the changing value of his crop.

$7.95


Q is for Quark: A Science Alphabet Book
by David Schwartz and Kim Doner
All ages. This book does for science what Schwartz's G Is for Googol did for mathematics. From atom to clones to gravity to kitchen to Occam's razor to xylem to Zzzzzzzzzz, the book is filled with readable and clear explanations for some very complex concepts. You will be introduced to a variety of scientific ideas. An interesting browse.

$15.95


Science on a Shoestring
by Herb Strongin
Herb Strongin is lightyears ahead of other science educators. He has recognized that there are a few big ideas in science, and if students organize their investigations around topics of interest that are sequenced to support those big ideas, then science content understanding will emerge from doing science. The activities in this book are simple, at times unusual, and they really work! Elementary teachers with little content background in science will find these activities to be understandable and doable. Experienced teachers will find lots of suggestions for how to take their kids deeper into subjects. The author's implicit philosophy is: get'em while they're curious!

$23.50


Sir Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
For grades 4 through 7. One of the most creative presentations of mathematics ever written. The book is a very clever, attention-getting way of presenting geometric shapes. When King Arthur and his knights get together, the table they have is so long that everyone has to shout to be heard. A rectangular table is too long and a triangular table is too pointy, but somehow they must sit down and discuss the shape of the future. Join a knight called Sir Cumference, his wife, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius as they use different strategies to solve this quandary. The book ends by tying the definition of circumference, radius and diameter to the names and actions of the main characters in the story.

$7.95


Sir Cumference & the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
For grades 4 through 7. Another clever introduction, this time to Pi, a number constantly used but whose derivation is not often remembered by most adults. The ideas are clear and playfully woven into the plot. Using the dragon as a character, this book is animated, informative, and an effective educational tool.

$7.95


Sir Cumference & the Great Knight of Angleland: A Math Adventure
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
For grades 4 through 7. This third math adventure of Sir Cumference tells of his son, Radius' quest to earn his knighthood by rescuing a king. The circular medallion (a protractor) given to Radius by his father and his mother, Lady Di of Ameter, aid him in examining every angle along the way; and readers get a circular medallion of their own with which to follow along.

$7.95


Ten Button Book
by William Accorsi
This is a neatest early counting book. The rhyming text is simple and energetic; the illustrations are dynamic collages made of cut felt. Little kids learning to count (and those who already know their one-to-tens) will be popping the buttons in and out, again and again. I think this clever book is for 2 to 3 year olds. However, parents of 18 month olds have also bought it. It is important to follow directions inside the front cover for keeping the ribbons untangled by braiding them together.

$15.95


Tic-Tac-Toe Math Grades 3-4
by Dave Clark
Now there are more of these fun, reproducible problems in a tic-tac-toe game format. Perfect for warm-ups or extra credit, the problems cover money, time, estimation, fractions, decimals, geometry, statistics, probability, algebra, and more. Students practice problem-solving techniques such as guess-and -heck, look for a pattern, and work backward. Skills planner and answers are included.

$17.95


Tic-Tac-Toe Math Grades 5-9
by Dave Clark
Now there are more of these fun, reproducible problems in a tic-tac-toe game format. Perfect for warm-ups or extra credit, the problems cover money, time, estimation, fractions, decimals, geometry, statistics, probability, algebra, and more. Students practice problem-solving techniques such as guess-and check, look for a pattern, and work backward. Skills planner and answers are included.

$14.95


More Tic-Tac-Toe Math Grades 5-9
by Dave Clark
Now there are more of these fun, reproducible problems in a tic-tac-toe game format. Perfect for warm-ups or extra credit, the problems cover money, time, estimation, fractions, decimals, geometry, statistics, probability, algebra, and more. Students practice problem-solving techniques such as guess-and check, look for a pattern, and work backward. Skills planner and answers are included.

$14.95


Twenty Six Letters & Ninety-nine Cents
by Tana Hoban
This book is one of my favorites for pre-schoolers. The presentation of both upper and lower case letters in bright, fun colors is superb. The use of coins to teach counting is great as the photos are actual size. It will be tempting to use real coins as a companion to the book.

$6.99


What Comes in 2's, 3's, & 4's
by Suzanne Aker & Bernie Karlin
This picture book presents the set number concept through pictures of everyday objects. A good choice for pre-school storytime as well as for class units on number readiness. Full color.

$6.99