Ages ago I promised to provide a list of the Living Math titles that live in my bookshelves. Well I’ve finally completed the list. It’s not an exhaustive list by any means as there are soooo many Math books available. These are just the ones that have caught my eye and found a way into my home….so far!

And so the list begins…..

– probability and odds,

– creating to scale; doesn’t use metric measurements

– multiplying and adding zero, factors and products

– what is ‘equal’ using a see-saw

– auctions, division, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure

– identifying patterns and sequences

– 3D shapes and their characteristics

– usefulness of multiplication; opportunities to multiply in the illustrations

– measuring capacity in both standard and metric

– square numbers

– different times around the world

– different groupings to make 100

– remainders, odd one out

– multiplying by whole numbers and fractions

The Multiplying Menace Divides

– division by whole numbers and fractions; dividing by zero

– measurement of length, weights and volume; include both systems of measurement

– Fractions

– graphing examples and data to use to create graphs; comic form which is not useful for reading aloud

– lots of graphing examples and data to graph

Is a Blue Whale The Biggest Thing There Is?

– large size comparisons starting with the blue whale and moving up to the universe

What’s Smaller Than A Pygmy Shrew?

– small size comparisons starting with a pgymy shrew and moving down to molecules, atoms, electrons, protons, neutrons and quarks

– visual representation of large numbers

– One of our absolute favourites!

– very large numbers; lots of facts that include large numbers; introduces a googolplex and other large numeral words; includes powers of ten; older audience preferable

– Beware: Evolutionary content but the book is so good in other ways we overlooked that inaccuracy

– representation of large numbers and comparisons

Sir Cumference Series:

These books also have nice lapbooks that you can purchase from Live and Learn Press.

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

– 2D shapes; introduces the term radius, diameter and circumference

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

– circles and pi

Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

– 3D shapes; Euler’s law

Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens

– place value up to 1000s

Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

– circumference and area of the circle

Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland

– angles (right angles, acute, obtuse)

The Librarian Who Measured the Earth

– the story of how Eratosthenes figured out the circumference of the earth

Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci

– Fibonacci’s life

– rabbits that breed according to the Fibonacci sequence

What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras?

– Pythagorean theorem

– mathematical relationship/ratio to harmonious sound

Mathematicians Are People, Too

– Information about 15 different mathematicians (volume 2)

– Tangrams

– compass directions

– number combinations to add without counting; slightly harder

– number combinations to add without counting

– number combinations to add without counting

– number combinations to add without counting

– all sort of number concepts

– all sorts of number concepts

– money and finances

– identifies Math all around us; older audience; longer chapter book

If you have any other recommendations I’m all ears.

April

July 16, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Wow! An outstanding selection of books… Where do you live again? I think I’ll stop by and ‘borrow’ a few 🙂 I own some of those titles but only last week I ordered a couple more. The Greedy Triangle, Math Curse, Apple Fractions, Give Me Half…

Tracey

July 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

If you lived close I would happily lend them to you. 🙂