Algebra

Author

Grade 
Comments

A Gebra Named Al 
Isdell 
68 
Algebra Website 
Equal Shmequal 
Kroll 
68 
Weight; balance; algebra equations; statistical mean Website 
Kiss My Math: Showing PreAlgebra Who's Boss 
McKellar 
712 
Prealgebra 
Knots on a Counting Rope 
Martin & Archambault 
PK3 
Problem solving; algebra; Native American tale 
Secrets, Lies and Algebra 
Lichtman 
68 
An 8thgrade math detective discovers variables 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48 
Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Decimal, Percent, Ratio & Proportion 
Author

Grade 
Comments

Animal Farm 
Orwell 
68 
Percent of increase in foodstuffs (p. 81) 
Gulliver's Travels 
Swift 
712 
Ratio, proportion, measurement Webpage 
Holes 
Sachar 
68 
Ratio, proportion, data collection, percent Website 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612 
Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
The Phantom Tollbooth 
Juster 
46 
Ratio & proportion; many other mathematical concepts 
The Principal's New Clothes 
Calmenson 
69 
Permutations; ratio; proportion Website 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610 
Measurement; ratio; proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48 
Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Fractions 
Author

Grade 
Comments

Fraction Action 
Leedy 
68 
Fractions, equivalent fractions, numerator/denominator, operations on fractions Website 
Powers of Ten 
Eames & Eames 
112 
Flipbook with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten 
Geometry 
Author

Grade 
Comments

A Cloak for the Dreamer 
Friedman 
67 
Patterns, geometric shapes, tessellation, tiling Website 
A Wrinkle in Time 
L'Engle 
48 
Dimensions Webpage Website 
Catherine called Birdy 
Cushman 
612 
2D shapes; length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence Website 
Cat's Crade, Owl's Eyes: A Book of STring Games 
Gryski 
412 
Paper folding with stories 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410 
Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
Chronicles of Narnia 
Lewis 
812 
Perimeter; circumference; radius; area; Venn diagram Website 
Cut Down to Size at High Noon: A Math Adventure 
Sundby 
48 
Ratio, scale factor 
The Fly on the Ceiling 
Glass 
59 
Coordinate grid; plotting points Website

Grandfather Tang's Story 
Tompert 
68 
Geometric shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving Website 
The HandsOn Marvelous Ball Book

HansenSmith 
48 
Geometric constructions with paper plates and hairpins 
Harry Potter books

Rowling 
48 
Add/subtract; fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry Webpage 
How to Make Super PopUps 
Irvine 
312 
Popups including the Great Pyramid (tetrahedron) 
Imperial Earth 
Clarke 
812 
Pentominoes in chapter 7 Pentominoes Online 
Jim & the Beanstalk 
Briggs 
46 
Coordinate plane; Pythagorean theorem 
Maps, Tracks and the Bridges of Konigsberg: A Book About Networks 
Holt 
612 
Networks; graph theory; problem solving 
More Murderous Math (Spanish) 
Poskitt 
48 
Measurement; geometry 
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry 
Neuschwander 
68 
Geometric solids & shapes; nets; spatial reasoning Website 
Rubber Bands, Baseballs, and Doughnuts: A Book About Topology 
Froman 
612 
Topology; rubber sheet geometry 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610 
Measurement; ratio/proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Sir Cumference & the Dragon of Pi 
Neuschwander 
610 
Geometric shapes, construction, deconstruction, spatial visualization Website 
Sir Cumference & the First Roundtable 
Neuschwander 
610 
Geometric shapes; construction/ deconstruction; spatial visualization Website 
Sir Cumference & the Great Knight of Angleland 
Neuschwander 
610 
Obtuse angles, right angles, acute angles, straight angles, protractor Website 
Sir Cumference & the Sword in the Cone 
Neuschwander 
610 
Geometric solids; cones; volume; Euler's Law Website 
The Calder Game 
Balliett 
47 
Geometry, codes, mazes 
The Warlord's Puzzle 
Pilegard 
612 
Measurement; area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures 
Weslandia 
Fleischman 
68 
Time; protractor; angles; number system; sundial Website 
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? A Math Adventure 
Ellis 
612 
Pythagorean Theorem, right triangles, angles 
The Wright 3 
Balliett 
47 
Geometry, art, codes 
Logic & Reasoning 
Author

Grade 
Comments

5Minute Math Problem of the Day 
Miller & Lee 
48 
Brainteasers to start class 
A Tangled Tale 
Carroll 

Ten mathematical story puzzles 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410 
Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
Grandfather Tang's Story 
Tompert 
68 
Geometric shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving Website 
Mathematical History: Activities, Stories, Puzzles, and Games 
Gonzales, Mitchell & Stone 

Mathematical activities, puzzles, stories & games from history 
Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58 
Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School 
Sacher 
48 
Puzzles for logic & reasoning 
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School

Sacher 
48 
Introduction to variables; logic & reasoning 
The Sneaky Square & Other Math Activities for Kids 
Sharp 
46 
139 mathematical activities; estimation; problem solving; puzzles; calculator exercises 
The Calder Game 
Balliett 
47 
Geometry, codes, mazes 
The Warlord's Puzzle 
Pilegard 
612 
Measurement; area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures 
Measurement 
Author

Grade 
Comments

Araminta's Paint Box 
Ackerman 

Maps and milege 
Catherine called Birdy 
Cushman 
612 
2D shapes; length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence Website 
Counting on Frank 
Clement 
68 
Estimation; nonstandard measurement; probability Website 
Equal Shmequal 
Kroll 
68 
Weight; balance; algebra equations; statistical mean Website 
Grandfather Tang's Story 
Tompert 
68 
Geometric shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving Website 
Gulliver's Travels 
Swift 
712 
Ratio, proportion, measurement Webpage 
How Much & How Many 
Bendick 
59 
History of weights/measures 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612 
Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58 
Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
One Hundred Hungry Ants 
Pinczes 
68 
Measurement, multiplication arrays, division, converting units, money Webpage Webpage 
Powers of Ten 
Eames & Eames 
112 
Flipbook with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610 
Measurement; ratio & proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Spaghetti & Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story 
Burns 
68 
Perimeter, area, arrangements 
The Warlord's Puzzle 
Pilegard 
612 
Measurement; area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures 
Number Sense 
Author

Grade 
Comments

1, 2, 3, Infinity: Facts & Speculations of Science 
Gamow 
812 
Historical and interesting number facts and stories 
A Grain of Rice 
Pittman 
69 
Place & face value; powers of two Website 
Alice in Wonderland 
Carroll 
612 
Exponents; scientific notation; logarithms Video#2: Alice to the Moon 
Annoâ€™s Hat Tricks 
Anno 

Binary logic 
Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar 
Anno 

Factorials Lesson Website 
Best of Times 
Tang 
68 
Multiplication facts, number sense Website 
The Calder Game 
Balliett 
47 
Geometry, codes, mazes 
Catherine Called Birdy 
Cushman 
612 
2D shapes; length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence Website 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410 
Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
How the Other Half Thinks 
Stein 

Imaginary numbers 
Imperial Earth 
Clarke 
812 
Pentominoes in chapter 7 Pentominoes Online 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612 
Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58 
Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
More M&M Chocolate Candies Math 
McGrath 
6 
Bar graph; estimation; average; multiplication; division Website 
Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Spanish) 
Enzensberger 
612 
Numeracy from interesting number sequences to exponents & matrices 
Powers of Ten 
Eames & Eames 
112 
Flipbook with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten 
The Wright 3 
Balliett 
47 
Geometry, art, codes 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48 
Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Uno's Garden 
Base 
18 
Sequences, prime numbers, multiplication as repeated addition, squared and cubed numbers 
Probability & Statistics 
Author

Grade 
Comments

"A Rice Sandwich" from A House on Mango Street 
Cisneros 
48 
Permutations; estimation; money; multiplication Website 
All Mixed Up! 
Gukova 
47 
Permutations Website 
A Million Fish...More or Less 
McKissack 
68 
Bar graph; statistics; data table; mean/median/mode; scatterplot; trend line Website 
A Wrinkle in Time 
L'Engle 
48 
Data analysis & probability Website 
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 
Twain 

Mean, median, range Webpage 
Counting on Frank 
Clement 
68 
Estimation; nonstandard measurement; probability Website 
Dinosaur Data Book 
Lambert 

Graphs 
Do You Wanna Bet? 
Cushman 
58 
Probability; chance 
Equal Shmequal 
Kroll 
68 
Weight; balance; algebra equations; statistical mean Website 
Guinness Book of Records 
Time Inc 
412 
Graphs 
Harry Potter books 
Rowling 
48 
Add/subtract; fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry Webpage 
Holes 
Sachar 
68 
Ratio, proportion, data collection, percent Website 
The Inch Boy (oop) 
Morimoto 
48 
Japanese fairy tale; height mean/median/mode (LESSON: MTMS May 08, 538542) 
In the Next Three Seconds 
Morgan 
36 
Statistical prediction 
Jumanji 
Van Allsburg 
48 
Data analysis & probability 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612 
Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58 
Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
More M&M Chocolate Candies Math 
McGrath 
6 
Bar graph; estimation; average; multiplication; division Website 
Pit and the Pendulum 
Poe 
912 
Data in Ttable; graphing; prediction; problem solving Website 
The Principal's New Clothes 
Calmenson 
69 
Permutations; ratio; proportion Website 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610 
Measurement; ratio; proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48 
Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Historical 
Author

Grade 
Comments

A Grain of Rice 
Pittman 
69 
Place & face value; powers of two Website 
American Girl series 
(various) 
68 
Historical based facts & figures 
Alice in Pastaland 
Wright 

Accompanying "Pasta Math" ideabook 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410 
Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
Mathematicians are People Too 
Reimer & Reimer 
37 
Biographies of mathematicians 
The Fly on the Ceiling 
Glass 
46 
Historical fiction; Descartes; coordinate plane 
The Man Who Counted 
Tahan 
46 
Collection of Arabic Nights adventures 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48 
Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Uncle Petros & Goldbach's Conjecture 
Doxiadas 
912 
A boy & his uncle attempt to solve the famous Goldbach conjecture 
Miscellaneous 
Author

Grade 
Comments

Boss for a Week (oop) 
Handy 
68 
Days of week, calendar 
Captives of Time 
Bosse 
710 
Time travel; first clock 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410 
Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics 
Juster 
46 
A mathematical romance 
Do the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall 
Lichtman 
510 
Algebra, variables, and much more 
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies and Algebra 
Lichtman 
510 
Inequalities, graphs, percent, imaginary numbers, infinity, nonEuclidean geomety and much more... 
The Essential Arithmeticks (Spanish)

Poskitt 
46 
Series of funny stories about math 
The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places 
Lee & O'Reilly 
46 
Real life mathematics and historical mathematicians 
Harry Potter books 
Rowling 
48 
Add/subtract; fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry Webpage 
Jayden's Rescue 
Tumanov 
46 
Fantasy novel; problem solving

Math Doesn't Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail 
McKellar 
58 
Factors, fractions, decimals, percent, algebra 
Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for 2 Voices 
Pappas 

Mathematical poems to be read aloud by 2 people 
Multiplying Menace: The Revenge Of Rumpelstiltskin 
Calvert 
36 
Rumpelstilskin gets revenge using math 
Pythagoras Eagle and the Music of the Spheres 
Nolting 
68 
Mathematically talented orphan interacts with patterns in math, nature and music 
Sideways Stories from Wayside School 
Sacher 
48 
Crazy short stories; 30 floors in school 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48 
Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
The Unknowns: A Mystery 
Carey 
612 
Friends solve mystery through mathematical problem solving 
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