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Grandfather Tang's Story-- Ann Tompert Here's a folktale with a twist: Tompert uses tangrams, a traditional "visual aid" employed by Chinese storytellers, to spin a tale about two shape-changing fox fairies. Seven "tans" (standard-sized pieces of a square) are arranged and rearranged to represent various characters in the story. K.G.6 I can use simple shapes to make larger shapes Tangrams
Monster Musical Chairs-- Stuart J. Murphy Every time the music stops, one more monster is OUT! Kids won't be able to sit still for this musical introduction to subtraction at its simplest. K.OA.3  I can take apart numbers less than or equal to 10 subtracting 1- counting back
The Action of Subtraction-- Brian P. Cleary The comical cats show young readers the basic concept of taking one number away from another. Funny illustrations and examples make learning to subtract as easy as 3, 2, 1! K.OA.2 I can solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10  1.OA.1  I can use strategies to solve subtraction word problems. Subtraction
The Mission of Addition-- Brian P. Cleary Readers will become familiar with the concept of addition and its key terms. K.OA.2 I can solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10.  1NBT.4  I can add within 100.  Addition
Mouse Shapes-- Ellen Stoll Walsh What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice--who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat. K.G.6 I can use simple shapes to make larger shapes Basic Shapes
My Little Sister Ate One Hare--Bill Grossman Kindergarten-Grade 3-A counting book that talks about swallowing slimy creatures, ant's underpants, and regurgitation, and has outrageous illustrations is a guaranteed success with the primary-grade crowd. 1.OA.5  I can count to help me add and subtract Counting back
A Place for Zero-- Angeline Sparagna LoPresti Grade 2-3-This story about sad Zero, who "felt he had no place among the other digits," falls between the cracks in terms of finding an audience. In his search for meaning, he meets Count Infinity, King Multiplus, and Queen Addeleine. I can understand place value. Place value
How Long or How Wide?  A Measuring Guide-- Brian P. Cleary A rhyming text filled with funny examples explains how to use and compare metric and U.S. customary units of length 2.MD.1 I can measure the length of an object by selecting the appropriate tool  4.MD.1  I can show that I know the relative sizes of measurement units within a single system. Mesuring distance
A Fraction's Goal- Parts of a Whole-- Brian P. Cleary In this fun-filled look at fractions, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable demonstrate how fractions work by splitting whole objects into parts. 2.G.3  I can use fractions to describe the equal parts of a shape Fractions- part of whole
The Coin Counting Book-- Rozanne Lanczak Williams Children will enjoy counting and adding while learning the names and denominations of all of the U.S. coins. What do you get when you add five pennies together? What coin combinations add up to a quarter? 2.MD.8  I can count money to help me solve word problems Counting coins
On the Scale, a Weighty Tale-- Brian P. Cleary In this wacky look at weight, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce essential measurement units - from grams to pounds to tons. 3.MD.2  I can measure liquids and solids with liters, grams, and kilograms  4.MD.1 I can show that I know the relative sizes of measurement units with a single system Measuring weight (mass)
Divide and Ride-- Stuart J. Murphy 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 predivision skills have never been so exciting!   Multiplication and Division- exploring remainders
The Wishing Club--Donna Jo Napoli Kindergarten-Grade 3—The nighttime magic of a wishing star provides the framework for a realistic story about fractions. When four children receive only a fraction of their wishes, they discover a pattern. 3.NF.3  I can compare fractions by reasoning their size Fraction comparison
A Remainder of One-- Elinor J. Pinczes When the queen of her bugs demands that her army march in even lines, Private Joe divides the marchers into more and more lines so that he will not be left out of the parade.   Multiplication and Division- exploring remainders
Seeing Symmetry-- Loreen Leedy This book is aligned with the Common Core State Standards for fourth-grade mathematics in geometry: (4.G.3). 4.G.3  I can recognize and draw lines of symmetry Symmetry
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!-- Marilyn Burns To seat the 32 guests, eight square tables and the appropriate number of chairs are rented and arranged according to a plan devised by Mrs. Comfort. Extension activities are suggested dealing with area and perimeter. 3.MD.8  I can solve real world math problems using what I know about the perimeter of shapes Area and Perimeter
Jump, Kangaroo, Jump!--Stuart J. Murphy Kangaroo and his friends divide themselves into teams to compete in Field Day exercises. Readers will easily follow the concept of fractions when the 12 campers divide into 2 teams of 6 for tug-of-war, then 3 teams of 4 for a swimming, relay race, and 4 teams of 3 for a canoe race. 3.OA.2  I can understand division by thinking about how one group can be divided into smaller groups. Division
Me and the Measure of Things--Joan Sweeny What’s the difference between a cup and an ounce? What gets measured in bushels and when do you use a scale? 3.MD.2  I can measure liquids and solids with liters, grams, and kilograms  4.MD.1 I can show that I know the relative sizes of measurement units with a single system Measuring volume
A Very Improbable Story-- Edward Einhorn Ethan wakes up one morning with a talking cat on his head. The cat refuses to budge until Ethan wins a game of probability. Without looking, Ethan must pick out a dime from his coin collection or two matching socks from his dresser, or do something else improbable.   Probability
The Rain Forest Counts!-- Lisa McCourt Counting to ten and back again, young readers will enjoy this exciting excursion amid the exotic plants, fascinating animals, and unusual insects of the rain forest. K.CC.1 I can count to 100 by ones and tens Counting to 10
One Hundred Ways to Get to 100-- Jerry Pallotta Teaches counting by Ones, Twos, Fours, Tens, Twenties, and so on... K.CC.1 I can count to 100 by ones and tens  2.NBT.2 I can count to 1,000 using 1s, 3s, 10s, and 100s 100 (skip counting)
The Number Devil A Mathematical Adventure (Chapter book)-- Hans Magnus Enzensberger In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without .   Mixed skills
Anno's Counting House-- Mitsumasa Anno One 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. K.CC.4 I can understand that adding an object to a group will make the total one number bigger Counting to 10 and back
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday-- Ray Cruz Last Sunday, Alexander's grandparents gave him a dollar -- and he was rich. There were so many things that he could do with all of that money! 2.MD.8  I can count money to help me solve word problems Coins
Math Curse-- Joh Scieszka and Lane Smith Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes till the bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants -- can you make 1 good outfit?   Mixed skills
       
Math Matters Series- with acitvities      
All Aboard!-- Daphne Skinner  Grade 1–3—This fun tale allows students to talk about time and practice reading a schedule. As a grandmother and her two grandchildren travel to a family wedding on a train, a variety of experiences awaits them as they race around on a tight schedule. 1.MD.3  I can tell and write time.  3.MD.1  I can solve telling time word problems by adding and subtracting minutes Schedules
Mac & Cheese, Pleeeeze!-- Eleanor May  When Caitlin’s teacher announces a Lunch Election, each student in the class chooses a main dish to campaign for. Every child in the school will vote, and the winning meal will be served at Spring Fest K.M.D.3 I can count the number of objects in categories  1.MD.4  I can organize, represent, and interpret data. Mental Math
Everybody Wins!-- Sheila Bruce When Oscar enters a number of contests he learns to divide both the costs and the rewards with his friends. 3.OA.3  I can use what I know about multiplication and division to solve word problems Division
Who's Got Spots?--Linda Williams Aber Kip takes a survey and organizes his data using tallies and graphs to forecast whether chicken pox will keep him and his friends out of the Autumn fest. 1.MD.4  I can organize, represent, and interpret data Tallies and Graphs
The Long Wait-- Annie Cobb In The Long Wait, the focus is on estimation. Josh and Zack arrive at Thrillenium Park and head straight for the Cosmic Beetle ride only to find themselves on the end of a very long line.   Estimation
Stacks of Trouble-- Martha F. Brenner Mike decides to hide stacks of dirty dishes instead of washing them. Not only do they pile up in the basement, but he must also use math to keep track of the dishes that are being used. 2.OA.4  I can use repeated addition to help me understand multiplication Multiplication
Clean-Sweep Campers-- Lucille Recht Penner Eight messy bunkmates win the camp prize for cleanest cabin in this funny story about using fractions. I can describe a fraction as a part of a group Fractions
Keep Your Distance! -- Gail Herman Jen learns about closeness and the measurement of distance in inches, feet, yards, and miles when she has to share a room with her little sister Lucy. 2.MD.1  I can use different tools to measure objects Measuring Distance
Fair is Fair!-- Jennifer Dussling All the kids get bigger allowances than Marco. And they do fewer chores! How can Marco convince his father to give him the raise he knows he deserves? This Math Matters title focuses on the concept and usefulness of bar graphs. 2.MD.10  I can make a graph Bar Graphs
The Yum-Yum House-- Nan Walker   1.OA.8  I can determine the unknown whole number in an addition or subtraction equation Finding Unknowns
Math Fair Blues-- Sue Kassirer Seth and his band perform at their school math fair as the "2-D Rockers," donning T-shirts decorated with colorful geometric shapes. K.G.3 I can name shapes 2-D Shapes
X Marks the Spot!-- Lucille Recht Penner Upon moving to their grandfather's house, two boys discover a treasure map in the attic and must learn how to use it in order to find their surprise. 5.OA.3  I can use numerical rules and patterns to form ordered pairs Coordinate Graphs
Carrie Measures Up-- Linda W. Aber Carrie measures all sorts of things to help her grandmother with her knitting projects and then Carrie decides to knit something special herself. 2.MD.3  I can measure Measuring
Sam's Sneaker Squares-- Nat Gabriel With his brother's help, Sam figures out how to measure the size of the lawns he mows. 2.G.2  I can find the area of a rectangle  3.MD.5  I can understand that areas of plane shapes can be measured in square units Area
       
Sir Cumference Series-- Cindy Neuschwander      
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table Assisted by his knight, Sir Cumference, and using ideas offered by his wife and son, King Arthur finds the perfect shape for his table.  Students see how a rectangle can change from one shape to another until it is eventually a circle.   Circles
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter In an adventurous title that teaches math skills, such as finding the area and perimeter of a rectangle and a circle, young Per must figure out how to unlock the secrets of the mysterious island of Immeter.   Perimeter vs. Circumference
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland On a quest to earn his knighthood, Radius uses different geometry concepts to find and rescue a missing king.  A circular medalion is used to explore angles. 4.MD.5  I can undertand that angles are measured with reference toa circle, with its center at the common endpoint of the rays Angles
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi Join Radius on his quest through the castle to solve a riddle that will reveal the cure. It lies in discovering the magic number that is the same for all circles.  This is an introduction to Pi.   Radius
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone King Arthur has issued a challenge. The first knight to find the sword, Edgecalibur, will be the next king. Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and Radius help their friend, Vertex, find the sword.   Cones
       
Greg Tang Math Poetry      
Math Appeal In this follow-up to MATH FOR ALL SEASONS, Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns will guarantee any child success in math. 2.OA.1  I can use strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Problem Solving
Math Potatoes 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! 1.NBT.4  I can use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100.  2.OA.1  I can use strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Problem Solving
Math Fables From 1 to 10, these "lessons that count" are math magic for learning addition and subtraction. K.OA.2 I can solve addition and subtraction word problems within 10. Problem Solving
Math for All Seasons MATH FOR ALL SEASONS will challenge every kid -- and every parent -- to open their minds and solve problems in new and unexpected ways. By looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations.   Problem Solving
The  Grapes of Math "This...clever math book uses rhyming couplets... riddles...visual clues to help the reader find new ways to group numbers for quick counting...A winning addition!" --Kirkus 1.NBT.4  I can use manipulatives and pictures to help me solve problems within 100.  3.OA.3  I can use what I know about multiplication and division to solve word problems Problem Solving
The Best of Times BEST OF TIMES gives kids an intuitive understanding of multiplication, encouraging them to arrive at answers on their own rather than memorizing the times tables. 2.OA.4 I can use repeated addition to help me understand multiplication  3.OA.1  I can understand multiplication by thinking about groups of objects Problem Solving
Math-terpieces- The Art of Problem Solving Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns. 2.OA.1  I can use strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems. Problem Solving
Math Fables Too MATH FABLES TOO will help kids learn to count and, more important, lay the groundwork for addition. K.CC.5 I can count to tell how many Problem Solving
Math in the Real World Series      
How Race Car Drivers Use Math-- Sheri L Arroyo      
How Baseball Managers Use Math--John C Bertoletti      
How Deep Sea Divers Use Math--Sheri L Arroyo      
How Video Game Designers Use Math-- Jill Egan      
How Astronauts Use Math-- Mary Hense      
How Fighter Pilots Use Math-- Mary Hense      
How Chefs Use Math-- Sheri L Arroyo      
How Nurses Use Math--Sarah Classcock      
How Fashion Designers Use Math--John C Bertoletti      
How Crime Fighters Use Math-- Sheri L Arroyo