Featuring books we recommend to supplement your student's math education. We've just started this service, so there are not many books listed yet. We plan to expand this list in the future. If you have any books that you particularly like, please send
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We recommend these books
(click on the book title to go to Amazon.com):
- Books by M.C. Escher
Recommended by Jerre McQuinn:These wonderful books introduce
the student to the world of tesselations. They help to develop
spatial sense and are just plain fun to read! These make excellent
Christmas and birthday presents.
- Algebra the Easy Way
Recommended by Irma Avent:
This is a wonderful book that Michelle Avent found easy to
understand. She could read it by herself and understand the concepts. It
gets some key concepts across to the middle school student without the
friction of a parent's involvement. A great book to augment a middle
program. Highly recommended!
Dr. Douglas Downing / Paperback /
Published 1996 (3rd Edition)
Recommended by Judi Backman:
This book has many suggested activities that you may use
to explore math with your child and make it fun! It also includes
activities you can use in a car on a long trip to relieve boredom
and explore math concepts.
Jean Kerr Stenmark, et al / Paperback / Published 1992
Amazing Logic Puzzles
Recommended by Don McQuinn:This little paperback contains
many interesting word logic problems suitable for 5th and 6th graders
that they will find enjoyable (ours did!) Explore the strange
land of Hyperborea, where the people use weird logic!
Norman D. Willis, Jim Sharpe (Illustrator) / Paperback / Published 1994
- Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
Recommended by Marcia Kauzlarich:This paperback has many
interesting math and logic puzzles that 5th and 6th graders will find
interesting. A library favorite!
Louis Sachar / Paperback /
- More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
Recommended by Marcia Kauzlarich:This sequel to
"Sideways Arithmetic" offers more math puzzles for those who enjoyed the original.
Louis Sachar / Paperback / Published 1995
The Greedy Triangle (Brainy Day Books)
Recommended by Pat LeRoy:
This book is written for younger children, but can be
very useful in introducing older children to different shapes and their
properties. A great book!
Marilyn Burns, Gordon Silveria
(Illustrator) / Hardcover / Published 1995
- Other books by Marilyn Burns
Recommended by Judi Backman:Check out these other math books by Marilyn Burns. There is a selection for all grade levels.
In addition to the books available from Amazon.com, you may also want to check out Dale Seymour Publications which has books and learning aids available through their catalog
(they now sell online too!).