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Math Books for Primary Grades

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A featured selection of curriculum-linked books prepared by Helen Kubiw.
Canada 123

Canada 123

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover eBook

Bold landscapes and an adorable cast of characters count their way across a colorful tour of Canada from coast to coast. This vibrant board book is sure to have youngsters making trips from one to ten and back again.

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City 123

City 123

edition:Hardcover
also available: Paperback Hardcover

Learning to count is as easy as 1, 2, 3! With vibrant photographs showcasing the numbers one to ten, City 123 invites kids to look at cityscapes with new eyes. Familiar objects such as skyscrapers, bags of leaves, cars --- and even french fries! --- will help children discover that numbers are all around them. Soon they'll be counting just for the fun of it!

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Counting on Fall

Counting on Fall

by Lizann Flatt
illustrated by Ashley Barron
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback Hardcover

As young readers journey into the natural world, they will discover that numbers, patterns, shapes — and much more! — can be found by observing everyday plants and animals.

 

What if animals and plants knew math, just like you? Would leaves fall in patterns? Would whales enter a race? In Counting on Fall, the first title in the Math in Nature series by award-winning author Lizann Flatt, nature comes to life to help children grasp concepts of number sense and numeration. The engaging “What if …

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Dinosaur Countdown

Dinosaur Countdown

illustrated by Nicholas Oldland
edition:Hardcover

In this simple and clever picture book from Nicholas Oldland, small children will have fun counting backward, as they're introduced to different dinosaurs grouped from ten to two, and a final, single dinosaur. Then, in a unique twist, the book goes on to “zero” dinosaurs as well (because “they're extinct, silly!”). Each number gets its own two-page spread, where it is both written as a numeral and spelled out as a word within the illustration's description (for example, “ten striding v …

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How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000?

How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall Is 1000?

by Helen Nolan
illustrated by Tracy Walker
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover

How tall would a pile of 1000 acorns be? And if those acorns grew into 1000 oak trees, how big would that forest be?

As children learn about large numbers, counting becomes less practical and understanding these numbers becomes more and more important. In this playful and mathematically sound book, children will develop an understanding of how big, how small, how long and how tall 1000 really is!

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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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Jump, Leap, Count Sheep!

Jump, Leap, Count Sheep!

A Canadian Wildlife 123
edition:Hardcover

Here they come… one bighorn sheep jumping, two grebes dancing, three mantids hunting, and many more Canadian critters to count! Each spread presents a number from 1 to 10, along with a playful depiction of the corresponding amount of Canadian wildlife. Each number is shown as a figure, a word, and a quantity of dots to support comprehension. Every spread also includes a lively phrase with an action verb and one other element to count.
Featured wildlife includes mammals, birds, insects, reptil …

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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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