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Curriculum Aides|Counting Books|Size Perception|Measurement|Basic Addition/Multiplication/Fractions etc.

- A Dollar, a Penny, How Much and How Many? byCall Number: JUV HG221.5.C54 2012ISBN: 9780822578826Pub. date: 2012In this funny look at money, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable show young readers how to count and combine pennies, nickels, fives, tens, and more.
- Anno's Counting Book byCall Number: JUV Anno Anno's Counting BookISBN: 0690012888Pub. date: 1977Introduces counting and number systems by showing mathematical relationships in nature.
- Anno's Counting House byCall Number: JUV Anno Anno's Counting HouseISBN: 0399208968Pub. date: 1982-10-08One by one, ten children move from their old house into their new house with all their possessions. Die-cut windows reveal the interiors of the houses and the book can also be read from back to front.
- How many snails? : a counting book byCall Number: JUV Giganti HowISBN: 0688136397A young child takes walks to different places and wonders about the amount and variety of things seen on the way. Questions are asked and corresponding pictures are there to count out the answers to the questions.
- Count your way through the Arab world byCall Number: JUV DS36.7.H38 1987ISBN: 0876144873Uses Arabic numerals from one to ten to introduce concepts about Arab countries and Arab culture.
- Count your way through China byCall Number: JUV DS706 .H39 1987ISBN: 0876143028Presents the numbers one through ten in Chinese, using each number to introduce concepts about China and Chinese culture.
- Count your way through India byCall Number: JUV DS407.H28 1990ISBN: 0876144148An introduction to the land and people of India accompanied by instructions on how to read and pronounce the numbers one through ten in Hindi.
- 26 letters and 99 cents byCall Number: JUV PE1155.H57 1995ISBN: 068814389XCoins show how to make each number with cents. Then, take a stroll through a picture dictionary with all of the letters of the alphabet.
- Splash! byCall Number: JUV Jonas SplashISBN: 0688152848Pub. date: 1997Splash, splash the animals take a swim in the pond. Try and keep track as they come and go and keep track of "how many are in my pond".
- One gorilla : a counting book byCall Number: JUV Morozumi OneISBN: 0374356440Pub. date: 1990Animals, fish and birds are counted off one by one but don’t forget the one gorilla.
- Zin! zin! zin! : a violin byCall Number: JUV Moss, L ZinISBN: 0671882392Pub. date: 1995Ten instruments take their parts one by one in a musical performance.
- The crayon counting book byCall Number: JUV QA113.R93 1996ISBN: 088106954XOpen the world of bright colors while learning to count by two (both odd and even) using a box of crayons.
- How many how many how many byCall Number: JUV QA113.W35 1996ISBN: 1564026566Nursery rhymes, sports, seasons, months, etc. are used to create connections between familiar objects and ideas and the numbers (i.e. months in a year).
- An invitation to the butterfly ball : a counting rhyme byCall Number: JUV Yolen InvitationISBN: 1563976927Pub. date: 1976All the invited animals, from one little mouse to ten little porcupines, busily prepare to attend the Butterfly Ball.
- Ten, Nine, Eight byCall Number: JUV Bang TenISBN: 0688104800Pub. date: 1983Numbers from ten to one are part of this lullaby which observes the room of a little girl going to bed.
- Each orange had 8 slices : a counting book byCall Number: JUV QA113 .G54 1992ISBN: 0688104282An illustrated introduction to counting and simple addition.
- My first book of counting byCall Number: JUV QA113.M85 1992ISBN: 0590444719Lift-up flaps and pop-up page on board pages.
- The coin counting book byCall Number: JUV QA113 .W58 2001ISBN: 0881063258From School Library Journal

"Gr 1-3-Simple rhymes and large, clear photographs instruct children in coin denominations, grouping, and counting. The text begins with an introduction to pennies and soon adds... larger denominations... Coins are arranged in sets with visual equations illustrating their mathematical equivalents. By the book's end, children are asked to think of the many ways a dollar is made...-Ilene Abramson, Los Angeles Public Library" - How many donkeys? byCall Number: JUV PZ8.1.M1592 H6 2009ISBN: 9780807534243When Jouha counts the ten donkeys carrying his dates to market, he repeatedly forgets to count the one he is riding on, causing him great consternation. Includes numbers written out in Arabic and in English transliteration, as well as the numerals one through ten, and a note on the origins and other versions of the story.

- Millions, Billions, and Trillions byCall Number: JUV QA 141.15.A35 2013ISBN: 9780823424030Explains large quantities in ways children can understand.
- The Rajah's rice : A Mathematical folktale from IndiaCall Number: JUV PZ8.1.B295 R34ISBN: 0153565888When Chandra, the official bather of the Rajah’s elephants, saves them from serious illness, she exacts from the Rajah a reward more costly than he realizes.
- The littlest dinosaurs byCall Number: JUV QE862.D5 M695 1989ISBN: 159519326XDon't forget the littlest dinosaurs when you think of the big ones! Dinosaurs thirteen feet and under are given the center stage for a few moments - did you know that there was a dinosaur that was the size of a teddy bear?
- A grain of rice byCall Number: JUV PZ8.P714 G7 1986ISBN: 0553159860A clever Chinese peasant named Pong Lo outwits the Emperor and turns a single grain of rice into a fortune.
- How much is a million? byCall Number: JUV QA141.3.S45 1993ISBN: 0688099335Text and pictures make is possible the conceptualization of a million, a billion and a trillion.
- Is a blue whale the biggest thing there is? byCall Number: JUV QB46 W45 1993ISBN: 0807536555Illustrates the concept of big, bigger, and biggest by comparing the physical measurements of such large things as a blue whale, a mountain, a star, and the universe.
- What’s smaller than a pygmy shrew? byCall Number: JUV QC793.3.N83 W45 1995ISBN: 0807588377Illustrates the concept of smaller by comparing a pygmy shrew with insects, microrganisms, molecules and atoms.
- Great estimations byCall Number: JUV QA276.8 .G65 2006ISBN: 0805074465Learn to train your eyes and your mind to help you estimate number of objects in a group.

- Perimeter, Area, and Volume byCall Number: JUV QC 90.6.A35 2012ISBN: 9780823422906Pub. date: 2012This book is aligned with the Common Core for 3rd, 4th, and 5th mathematics in measurement and data. Monsters at the premiere of a 3-D movie help calculate the perimeter of the set, the area of the movie screen, and the volume of your popcorn box.
- The math chef : over 60 math activities and recipes for kids byCall Number: JUV TX652.5.D34 1997ISBN: 0471138134Relates math and cookery by presenting math concepts and reinforcing them with recipes. Provides practice in converting from English to metric system, multiplying quantities, measuring area, estimating, and more.
- Inch by inch byCall Number: JUV Lioni InchISBN: 0688132839Pub. date: 1995To keep from being eaten, and inchworm measures a robin’s tails, a flamingo’s neck, a toucan’s beak, a heron’s legs and a nightingale’s song.
- How big is a foot? byCall Number: JUV Myller HowISBN: 0440404959Thrown 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.
- Measuring Penny byCall Number: JUV QA465 .L44 1997ISBN: 0805053603Lisa learns about the mathematics of measuring by measuring her dog Penny with all sorts of units, including pounds, inches, dog biscuits, and cotton swabs.
- The librarian who measured the earth byCall Number: JUV QB36.E73 L37 1994ISBN: 0316515264Describes the life and work of Eratosthenes, the Greek geographer and astronomer who accurately measured the circumference of the Earth.

- Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map byCall Number: QA556 .N47 2012ISBN: 9781570917912"Xaxon Yellowbearyd was the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Now a map to his hidden treasure lies in Radius's and Per's hands. Together the cousins must decode the strange numbered grid on the map-and figure out the secret of the Viking's X and Y axes. As bungling bandits pursue them, Radius and Per use coordinate geometry in their quest for "treasure of the greatest measure". - book description
- Eat Your Math Homework byCall Number: TX652.5 .M22 2011ISBN: 9781570917806Explore math in the kitchen using six simple recipes. Topics covered include probability, Fibonacci numbers, tessellations, variability, and more. - Book Description
- Mystery Math byCall Number: JUV QA 155.15.M55 2011ISBN: 9780823422890Adler uses a mystery concept to introduce algebraic equations and problem solving.
- Pigs will be pigs byCall Number: JUV Axelrod PigsISBN: 002765415XPub. date: 1994The hungry Pig family learns about money and buying power as they turn the house upside down looking for enough money to buy dinner at the local restaurant.
- Spaghetti and meatballs for all! : a mathematical story byCall Number: JUV Burns SpaghettiISBN: 0590944592Pub. date: 1997The seating for a family reunion gets complicated as people rearrange the tables and chairs to seat additional guests.
- Addition Annie byCall Number: JUV QA 115 G47 1991ISBN: 0516020072Addition Annie counts everything around her, from tree and knees to little peas. A Rookie Reader with only 30 vocabulary word and written by a fifth grader.
- Sea Sums byCall Number: JUV QA115.H85 1996ISBN: 0439272785Take a journey through the coral reef of the underwater and add up the amount of animals that are floating alone in the ocean.
- The doorbell rang byCall Number: JUV Hutchins DoorbellISBN: 0688092349Pub. date: 1989Each time the doorbell rings, more people come to enjoy Ma's wonderful cookies. How many does each person get as the crowd gets larger and larger? Keep recalculating the amount of cookies per person.

Also available in big book: JUV PZ7.H96 D6 1986 Lg. - Baseball math : grandslam activities and projects for grades 4-8 byCall Number: JUV QA135.5.J45 B38ISBN: 0673361225Pub. date: 1995Design your own league, pick your own team, balance the team's budget and learn about the addition, multiplcation, and decimals it takes to make it happen.
- Give me half! byCall Number: JUV QA117.M87 1996ISBN: 006025873XIntroduces the concept of halves using a simple rhyming story about a brother and sister who do not want to share their food.
- Lemonade for sale byCall Number: JUV QA90 .M87 1998ISBN: 0060274409The Elm Street Kids' Club decides to sell lemonade to earn money to fix up their clubhouse and they use a graph to keep track of their sales.
- Ready, set, hop! byCall Number: JUV QA115.M874 1996ISBN: 0060258772Explains equation building as two frogs count their hops to a rock, a log, a pond.
- Sir Cumference and the first round table : a math adventure byCall Number: JUV QA445.5 .N48 1997ISBN: 1570911525Assisted by his knight, Sir Cumference, and using ideas offered by the knight's wife and son, King Arthur finds the perfect shape for his table.
- Math curse byCall Number: JUV Scieszka MathISBN: 0670861944Pub. date: 1995When the teacher tells her class that they can think of almost everything as a math problem, one student acquires a math anxiety which becomes a real curse.
- Fractions byCall Number: JUV QA117.S75 1996ISBN: 0761405984This series is an introduction to the world of mathematics. Each book in the series focuses on one basic dimension of math and fully explores it. Mathematical games, puzzles, riddles and tricks will fascinate readers and make learning fun.
- Alexander, who used to be rich last Sunday byCall Number: JUV Viorst Alexander WhoISBN: 0689711999Pub. date: 1988Alexander and his money become quickly parted, but he soon realizes what can be done with a dollar.
- Walt Disney’s Donald in Mathmagic landCall Number: JUV QA21.W34 1986ISBN: 0866513205"This book is based upon the animated film, Donald in Mathmagic land". "Mathmagic Land is a wondrous land of discovery where trees have square roots... During his lively journey, Donald discovers that you can have mirth with math, fun with fractions, and laughs with logic."
- Candy counting : delicious ways to add and subtract byCall Number: JUV QA115 .M385 1999ISBN: 0816763291Presents addition and subtraction story problems involving lollipops, taffy, gumballs, peppermints, fudge, and other types of candy.
- Elevator magic byCall Number: JUV QA115.M868 1997ISBN: 0060267747Explains the concept of subtraction through a rhyming text about a descending elevator.
- Anno’s mysterious multiplying jar byCall Number: JUV QA246.5 .A56 1983ISBN: 0399209514Translation of: Tsubo no naka.

Simple text and pictures introduce the mathematical concept of factorials. - Statistics byCall Number: JUV QA276.13.S66 1993ISBN: 185435468XShows how statistical data can be compiled and studied in tally charts, bar charts, pie charts, and other ways and used to compute averages and range.
- A fair bear share byCall Number: JUV Murphy FairISBN: 0060274387Pub. date: 1998"Level 2, regrouping."

Four bear cubs collect ingredients for a blueberry pie, counting and recounting them as their supply grows.

- Math and Literature, Grades K-1 byCall Number: Curr. Elem. QA135.6 .B95 2004 gr.k-1ISBN: 0941355667"Each lesson uses children's literature as a springboard into activities that engage children in mathematical problem solving and reasoning" -- book description
- Math and Literature, Grades 2-3 byCall Number: Curr. Elem. QA135.6 .B95 2004 gr.2-3ISBN: 0941355675Both print and ebook title available.
- Math and Literature, Grades 4-6 byCall Number: Curr. Elem. QA135.6 .B95 2004 gr.4-6ISBN: 0941355683
- Math and Nonfiction, Grades K-2 byCall Number: Curr. Elem. QA135.6 .M38 2004 gr.k-2ISBN: 0941355616
- Math and Nonfiction, Grades 3-5 byCall Number: Curr. Elem. QA135.6 .M38 2004 gr.3-5ISBN: 0941355624
- Math and Nonfiction, Grades 6-8 byCall Number: Curr. Sec. QA135.6 .M38 2009 gr.6-8ISBN: 9780941355865
- Math Through Children's Literature byCall Number: QA135.5.B678 1993 (Main Library)ISBN: 0872879321"This book contains summaries of books, each related to the NCTM Standards... Each chapter has classroom-tested activities and a bibliography of additional books" -- Book description
- How to Use Children's Literature to Teach Mathematics byCall Number: CURR ELEM QA135.5.W394 1992ISBN: 0873533496Pub. date: 1992

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