
Lest we be cowed by this vast amount of [mathematics] material, let us think of mathematics in another way. Mathematics has been a human activity for thousands of years. To some small extent, everybody is a mathematician and does mathematics consciously. To buy at the market, to measure a strip of wallpaper or to decorate a ceramic pot with a regular pattern is doing mathematics. Further, everybody is to some small extent a philosopher of mathematics.
~ from the preface The Mathematical Experience
by Philip J. Davis and Reuben Hersh

Math Literature (all ages, all types)
Abbot  Edwin A.
Adler  Irving
Anno  Masaichiro and Mitsumasa
 Anno's mysterious multiplying jar
Asimov  Isaac
 Realm of Numbers
 Realm of Measurement
 Realm of Algebra
Burns  Marilyn
 Spaghetti and meatballs for all!: a mathematical story
Cohen  Donald
 Calculus by and for Young People (Ages 7, Yes 7 and Up)
Enzensberger  Hans Magnus, et al
 The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure  "highly recommended particularly for bright talented mathematicians". Published 1998.
Flansburg  Scott
 Math Magic
 Math Magic for Your Kids: Hundreds of Games and Exercises from the Human Calculator to Make Math Fun and Easy
Ganeri  Anita
 The Story of Numbers and Counting
Gardner  Robert, Edward A. Shore
 Math in science and nature: finding patterns in the world around us
Gulberg  Jan, Peter Hilton
 Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers. (I love this book and hope to be able to acquire it for a reference. Anything you ever wanted to know about mathematics is in this 1120 page book. Amusing anecdotes and cartoons are mixed amongst the information in a eyepleasing format. See if you local library has it to check out first!)
Hoffman  Paul
 The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdos and the Search for Mathematical Truth
Keller  Charles (compiled by)
 Take me to your liter: science and math jokes
Kenschaft  Patricia Clark
 Math Power  How To Help Your Child Love Math, Even If You Don't
Kincher  Jonni, Pamela Espeland
 The First Honest Book About Lies
Lafferty  Peter
Lauber  Patricia
Nozaki  Akihiro
Neuschwander  Cindy
McLeish  John
 The Story of Numbers; How Mathematics Has Shaped Civilization
Muir  Jane
 Of Men and Numbers: The Story of the Great Mathematicians
Pappas  Theoni
 The Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat: The Mathematical Cat
 Fractals, Googols and Other Mathematical Tales
 The Joy of Mathematics
 The Magic of Mathematics: Discovering the Spell of Mathematics
 Math for Kids: Other People Too!
 Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for Two Voices
 Mathematical Scandals
 More Joy of Mathematics: Exploring Mathematics All Around You
 The Children's Mathematics Calendar 2000
 MathADay: A Book of Days for Your Mathematical Year
 Mathematical Footprints: Discovering Mathematical Impressions All Around the U.S
Paulos  John Allen
 Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and Its Consequences
 Beyond Numeracy: Ruminations of a Numbers Man
 A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper
 Mathematics and Humor
 I Think, Therefore I Laugh
 Once Upon a Number; A Mathematician Bridge Stories and Statistics
Sachar  Louis
 More sideways arithmetic from Wayside School
Scarry  Richard
 Fun with numbers: preschool
 Fun with numbers: Grade 1
Schneider  Michael S.
 A Beginner's Guide to Constructing the Universe, The Mathematical Archetypes of Nature, Art, and Science, A Voyage From 1 To 10. "It is an interesting book and takes math into nature and art very well."
Schwarz  David M.
Scieszka  Jon, Lane Smith
Wahl  Mark
 A Mathematical Mystery Tour: HigherThinking Math Tasks  Hailed as a classic in its eleven years of existence, and used so far by many thousands of youths, it has inspired youngsters to a greater appreciation of the secret number language of nature. It is thematically unified and multidisciplinary, ranging through real numerical phenomena in history, biology, physics, architecture, art, astronomy, and mythology.
 An accompanying Mystery Tour Guide Newspaper builds connections to real life past and present in an entertaining way.
 Mark Wahl Math Teaching Resources and Books
Whitin  David J., Sandra Wilde
 Read any good math lately?: children's books for mathematical learning, K6
Math Entry Page
Baby, Toddler, Preschool Ages  HandsOn and HowTo Books
Elementary Ages  HandsOn and HowTo Books
Intermediate and High School Level  HandsOn and HowTo Books
Algebra and Geometry Resources
Curriculum
Math Websites
Videos and DVDs
Computer Games and Software
Board Games and Card Games
Catalogs
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