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 eye-pleasing 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
- Math-A-Day: 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: Higher-Thinking 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, K-6
Math Entry Page
Baby, Toddler, Preschool Ages - Hands-On and How-To Books
Elementary Ages - Hands-On and How-To Books
Intermediate and High School Level - Hands-On and How-To Books
Algebra and Geometry Resources
Videos and DVDs
Computer Games and Software
Board Games and Card Games
your own review / experience with a math resource
suggest a resource to add!
|Teaching Montessori in the Home |
|This book gives a brief history of Maria Montessori and how she discovered how children learn. It then goes on to describe the methods used, and gives detailed instructions for all the exercises and demonstrations which are used with preschool-aged children.
|The Teenage Liberation Handbook|
How to Quit School and Get a Real Life and Education
by Grace Llewellyn
|For everyone who has ever gone to school or is interested in the current national debate over educational reforms, but it is especially relevant for teenagers and the parents or caregivers of teens.
| Dumbing Us Down |
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
by John Taylor Gatto
| In this tenth-anniversary edition, Gatto updates his theories on how the U.S. educational system cranks out students the way Detroit cranks out Buicks. He contends that students are more programmed to conform to economic and social norms rather than really taught to think.
| A Mathematical Mystery Tour: Higher-Thinking Math Tasks |
by Mark Wahl
| This classic motivator of math thinking includes an updated, downloadable insert, providing more Fibonacci and golden ratio activities related to the stock market, fractals, algebra, and more! A Mathematical Mystery Tour has been used by thousands of students and has inspired adults to a greater appreciation of the secret number language of nature. It is multidisciplinary, visual, and hands-on, but requires deep math thinking.
| The Three R’s |
by Ruth Beechick
| Three resources in one READING, WRITING, and ARITHMETIC! Learn how to take the mystery out of teaching the early grades with this practical, down-to-earth guidebook from Ruth Beechick.