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Math Books for Junior Grades

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A featured selection of curriculum-linked books prepared by Helen Kubiw.
The Great Number Rumble

The Great Number Rumble

Revised Edition
edition:Hardcover

Discover the many places where mathematical ideas are surprisingly hidden.

Math can show up in the most unlikely places! When the schools in JeremyÕs town ban math, all the kids cheer, all except his friend Sam, a self-proclaimed mathnik, who sets out to prove that math is not only important, but fun. Running parallel to the fictional narrative are informative sidebars that discuss the weird, puzzling, and amusing aspects of mathematics. Some topics covered are math in nature, art, music, magic …

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Hungry for Math

Hungry for Math

Poems to Munch On
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged : humorous

Kari-Lynn Winters and Lori Sherritt-Fleming team up again for another poetry collection for young readers with the emphasis on math concepts including measuring time, patterns, counting, symmetry, numbers, shapes, estimating and more!

He was hungry for math, always ready to munch.
Math for his breakfast, math for his lunch.He'd pig out on pie charts and bar graphs galore,binge on skip-counting, and still ask for more.Shapes — he discovered — were less filling fare.He'd taste test a rhombus, …

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If America Were a Village

If America Were a Village

A Book about the People of the United States
edition:Hardcover
also available: eBook

America, with all its diversity, is not easily defined. David J. Smith's If America Were a Village takes a snapshot - past, present and future - to help define America for children. Using the same successful metaphor of the international bestseller If the World Were a Village, the book shrinks down America to a village of 100. The metaphor helps children easily understand American ethnic origins, religions, family profiles, occupations, wealth, belongings and more. Shelagh Armstrong's expansive …

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If the World Were a Village

If the World Were a Village

A Book about the World’s People
edition:Hardcover
tagged : other

The 2nd Edition of the best-selling book which has sold over 400 000 copies in 17 languages — updated with new content and insights about the world's people. First published to wide acclaim in 2002, this eye-opening book has since become a classic, promoting "world-mindedness" by imagining the world's population — all 6.8 billion of us — as a village of just 100 people. Now, If the World Were a Village has been newly revised with updated statistics, several new activities and completely ne …

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A Mind-Bending New Way of Looking at Big Ideas and Numbers
by David J. Smith
illustrated by Steve Adams
edition:Hardcover
tagged :

“Some things are so huge or so old that it's hard to wrap your mind around them. But what if we took these big, hard-to-imagine objects and events and compared them to things we can see, feel and touch? Instantly, we'd see our world in a whole new way.” So begins this endlessly intriguing guide to better understanding all those really big ideas and numbers children come across on a regular basis. Author David J. Smith has found clever devices to scale down everything from time lines (the his …

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Lines, Bars and Circles

Lines, Bars and Circles

How William Playfair Invented Graphs
edition:Hardcover

Born in Scotland more than 250 years ago, William Playfair was a dreamer who “saw the world differently from other people.” Unfortunately, this difference sometimes got in the way of his success. Early on, as he attempted to apply his unique perspective to a series of career opportunities in order to gain “riches! fame! glory!” he instead suffered one failure after another. Then, while writing a book about economics, Will's innovative vision inspired an idea that would set him apart: he …

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Mathemagic!

Mathemagic!

Number Tricks
by Lynda Colgan
illustrated by Jane Kurisu
edition:Hardcover
tagged : magic

An introduction to the magic of math that will engage even the most math-reluctant kid.

Mathakazam! With this book, math becomes magic for kids! The secrets revealed in Mathemagic will have kids outwitting everyone with their superior computational skills, mystifying friends by plucking secret numbers from their minds and learning the mathematical secrets of the ancients.

The book includes step-by-step instructions and explanations of how and why these number tricks work. As kids work their way t …

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The Secret Life of Money

The Secret Life of Money

A Kid's Guide to Cash
by Kira Vermond
illustrated by Clayton Hanmer
designed by Samantha Edwards
edition:Paperback
also available: eBook Hardcover

If discussing money is a difficult task for adults, it’s doubly so where kids are involved. Not only is the subject loaded with cryptic jargon (mortgages? Bull markets? Huh?), but it often fails to click with how a kid sees his or her world. Many preteens and young teens do not yet have a job, and even if they do, their responsibilities with their earnings are miles away from grown-up money issues. In other words, not only is money a little overwhelming and mysterious, it’s also seen as some …

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