Many staff are looking for good examples of literature that also include math. These are some of what we consider to be the best.
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 
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 
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 
Anno’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 
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 
Last updated on 11/10/17
Keith D. Schroeder