MATHEMATICS 

GRADE 
LEVEL TITLE
AUTHOR Book # 
ELEMENTARY 

58 3 . 2 . 1 Contact Children’s
Television M52 
Workshop 
This guide examines the science and
mathematics behind a topic currently in the 
news such as
overpopulation of the planet, alternative energy sources, effect of 
drugs on the
brain, water pollution, AIDS, and DNA. 

38 Animals
As Our Companions NCTM M40 

The sixth
annual World’s Largest Math Event was held on April 28, 2000. 
The
theme was “Animals as Our Companions.” Since we share the planet with 
animals,
even animals in the wild are our companions. This year’s theme 
encourages
students to explore the mathematics of animals, from using 
geometry
to construct a doghouse to using decimals to compare the 
sprinting
seeds of wild animals. 

K12 Architecture in Education: Foundation of Architecure M51 Philadelphia 
The concepts in this program
reflect three broad areas of study: 
perceptual,
social and technological. This is a comprehensive approach 
to learning
and forms the basis for the interdisciplinary, sequential 
character of
the program. 

23 Awesome Addition and Super Subtraction AIMS M69 

This guide builds the foundation
for greater understanding of addition and 
subtraction
through: building a strong sense of place value, developing 
meaning of the
operations with and without regrouping, exploring money 
in the context
of a baseten number system, using addition and subtraction 
in
problemsolving situations, and engaging in playful and intelligent practice 
with a focus
on 100 percent accuracy. 

K5 Balanced
Assessment for Mathematics Dale
Seymore Publishing M12 
M13 
This
package offers a wide range of assessment tasks that allow students 
to
demonstrate their ability to reason and communicate mathematically. 
Mathematics
content covered is patterns, function and algebra; number and 
quantity;
geometry; data, statistics and
probability. 

K6 Build It! Festival GEMS 
Philip
Gonsalves M36 
Jaine
Kopp 
Weaving mathematics concepts into engaging, handson
construction activities, 
this GEMS festival guide includes a wide assortment of
classroom learningstation 
activities that emphasize construction, geometric
challenges, and spatial visualization. 
Introductory activities, such as Architect/Builder,
involve students in free exploration 
of materials and lay the foundation for such mathematical
challenges as 
CreateAShape, Dowel Designs, Polyhedra, Symmetry, Tangrams,
and 
What Comes Next? 

12 Counting on Coins AIMS M70 

This book provides concrete
experiences in which students will identify and 
compare the
values of coins; determine combinations of coins; and use coins 
in problem
solving, reallife situations. 






K4 Exploring Equivalence in Sally K. Roberts, Ed.D. M53 
Elementary School Mathematics 

A professional development module
developed with support from the Michigan Department 
of
Education Goals 2000 Benchmarks Clarification Project – MI CLiMB in
collaboration 
with Macomb ISD and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 

36 Fabulous Fractions AIMS M19 

Fabulous
Fractions provides handson experiences using five helpful models to

develop
meaningful and indepth understanding of fractions. Some of the ideas 
students
will explore include: ability to recognize fractional numbers as equal parts 
of
a whole and as equal parts of a group or set; understanding the relative size 
of
fractions; ability to recognize and name equivalent fractions; experience
with 
operations
on fractions in problem solving. 
Posters come with book when you
check it out. 

K1 Fall Into Math & Science AIMS M20 

Fall Into Math & Science is a collection of experiences that relates to the fall season 
of the year and the corresponding holidays. Activities include collections of real 
graphing experiences, counting, measurement, and patterning with everything 
from apples, leaves, nuts, and shoes to grapes, crackers, ghosts, and raisins. 
Included are many extras such as bulletin board ideas, art activities, and 
language arts experiences. 

K9 Family
Math Jean
Kerr Stenmark, M42 
Virginia Thompson 
Ruth Cossey 
Handson activities using household supplies that parents and their 
children can do to together to enhance mathematical skills. 

49 Finding Your Bearings AIMS M22 

Finding Your Bearings contains activities that integrate geography, math, and science. 
Students problem solve as they study maps and globes through handson activities such 
as Fire
on the Mountain, Surf and Sand Toss, Global AdVENNtures, The Forecast for 
Today,
Shrinking Boundaries, Navigating Numerically, Bird’s Eye View, Physically 
Featured,
and I’ve Got the World on a String. 

K4 Group Solutions: Cooperative
Logic Activities Jan M. Goodman M37



This unit brings cooperative learning to the
fore in highly motivating ways, providing young 
students with early and valuable experience in
working and solving problems together. 
K5 Hands
on Math: Educational
Insights M5 
Primary
Skills 
Intermediate
Skills 
Readiness Skills 

Three
booklets containing math worksheets that provide practice in basic math
skills. 

35 Hardhatting in a GeoWorld AIMS M63 

Hardhatting
in the GeoWorld is divided
into three sections: 
Structures which investigates stable
designs; Measurement which 
uses
noncustomary and customary units to investigate length, mass, volume, 
time,
and angles; and Geometry which creates an awareness of the 
pervasiveness
of geometry in our world. 

K3 High/Scope Curriculum Series: Mathematics Charles Hohman M44 

Over 100 grade specific handson activities designed for children’s 
cooperative small group learning. 

36 In All Probability Celia Cuomo M38 
Investigations
in Probability and Statistics 

If your students groan at the mention of statistics,
or go blank when you bring up 
probability, you might ask what they want to
be when they grow up. Wall Street mogul? 
The next Freud? TV meteorologist? Well, there
you go: they'll be using statistics and 
probability all the way up the ladder. This unit
makes these subjects fun, and makes 
realworld
connections students will use all their lives. 
K2 It’s About Time AIMS M71 

This book is a series of
investigations designed to build a conceptual 
understanding
of time and it’s measurement. 

K2 Looking at Lines AIMS M24 

Drawn from science, business, geometry, and other real
world phenomena, the 
activities in Looking at Lines have students
experience important linear function 
concepts in their natural setting. Handson involvement
heightens student interest 
and deepens understanding. Students will discover the
common thread of linear 
function concepts as they investigate stacking cups, tying
knots, bouncing balls, 
expanding squares, calling longdistance, floating straws,
etc. 

25 The
Magic of a Million David
Schwartz M45 
David Whitin 
Handson activities
and math investigations inspired by David Schwartz’s 
books titled How
Much is a Million and If you Made a Million. 

312 Making the Connection WEPAN M41 

This unit
has students design, build and test solutions to problems. 
The
goal is for students to understand the basics of engineering associated 
with
the construction and packaging of
items to preserve, market, and 
safely deliver products; exploring energy conversions and
needs; handling large 
system based problems; test a method of transferring
information securely. 

45 Marvelous Multiplication and Dazzling Division AIMS M68 

This collection of handson
experiences seeks to address both the 
conceptual
understanding of the processes of multiplication and division 
as well as the
procedural proficiency of calculation multidigit operations. 

36 Math On The Menu Jaine Kopp M39 
Denise
Davila 

In this engaging series of cooperative
activities, students plunge in to help the fictional 
Rosada family as it opens, equips, and expands
a Mexican restaurant...with all the 
attendant reallife mathematical challenges.
Students eagerly apply different problemsolving 
strategies as they plan and enlarge the
tostadas menu, determine different combinations 
of ingredients, analyze costs, set prices, and
address interior logistics when the restaurant 
expands to a second location. 

59 Math + Science , A Solution AIMS M26 

Math + Science. A Solution consists of more than 25 innovative activities that 
integrate math and science. The investigations use a variety of readily available 
and easily understood materials from marbles and M&M’s¨ candies to old shoes 
and rubber balls and provides a great sampling of experiences that strengthen 
process skills. 

K6 MATH:
Through Children’s Literature Kathryn L.
Braddon M9 
Nancy J.
Hall 
Students
will experience the joys of learning math!
Integrate Dale
Taylor 
good,
enjoyable reading with mathematical concepts and 
activities
by building on students’ natural curiosity, their love 
of
patterns, and the instinct to use math to make sense of their 
world.
With this text, students will venture beyond computation 
and
rules and into the processes and skills of problemsolving, 
communication,
reasoning, connection, and estimation. 

512 The Mathematics of Microgravity NASA M62 

This publication identifies the
underlying mathematics and physics 
principles
that apply to microgravity. 

48 Multiplication the Algebra Way AIMS M30 

This
guide introduces students to algebraic ways of using the 
distributive
property at three levels; manipulative, representational, and abstract. 
Algebraic
multiplication differs significantly from the arithmetic algorithm so
students 
must learn new
processes. The activities in this publication help them build mental 
imagery of algebraic processes and reinforces concepts by
using parallel manipulative, 
representational, and abstract approaches. The carefully
developed sequence begins 
with learning new concepts and processes in the familiar
base ten environment, followed 
by applying parallel approaches using base 3, 4, and 5
numbers, and finally transitioning 
to algebra by translating the same processes to similar
literal equations. 

512 Paper Square Geometry: AIMS M36 
The Mathematics of Origami 

This guide offers
students a handson, discoverybased approach to learning geometry 
through origami. As they construct threedimensional
origami models, students will 
increase their spatial awareness, look at specific
geometric concepts such as the 
properties of polyhedra, and create their own
understanding of the imbedded mathematical 
concepts. Students will also be introduced to the language
of mathematics as they learn 
to describe their discoveries using appropriate geometric
terminology and notation. 

38 Puzzle Play: Puzzles, Problems, and Paradoxes AIMS M32 

Puzzle Play introduces over 65 puzzles from
the field of recreational mathematics. The 
puzzles
are all mathematical in nature, although this may not be apparent to the
casual 
observer.
The book, which includes eight sections, covers a broad range of topics from 
logic
to topology to optical illusions to problem solving. Many of the puzzles are
paradoxical 
in
nature and all have the potential to captivate students’ interest and
increase their 
problemsolving
persistence. 







K1 Spring Into
Math AIMS M33


Spring Into Math contains “springlike” experiences and includes the study of seeds 
germinating in a sponge, rainbows reflected from a prism, and the energy of moving air. 
Young students have an opportunity to build a solar heater to cook a hot dog, to 
“grow” an Easter basket, make a “blue wave,” and explore the “sounds of music” 
in water glasses. 

K2 Under Construction AIMS M34 

Under Construction enables young students to build and explore objects from highlighted 
nursery rhymes and fairy tales. The activities encompass building and testing, exploring 
variables, and recording and interpreting data. 

K6 Using
Children’s Literature to Teach Mathematics MISD M11 

Children’s
literature can be a rich source for developing an understanding of 
mathematics.
Lively stories and activities can change an attitude of reluctance 
to
one of curiosity and interest for both child and adult readers. Sharing the
enjoyment 
of
good stories and participating in the real life mathematical tasks is
sometimes 
far better then “doing story problems” 

312 Writing to Learn Mathematics Joan Countryman M35 

Writing to Learn Mathematics demonstrates the use of
journals, learning logs, 
letters, etc. to improve the reasoning abilities of
students of all grade levels. 
It can help students develop concepts and thinking skills
as well as free them to 
recognize what
they know and what they want to explore further about mathematics. 



Math Modules 

Math
Connections William
P. Berlinghoff M55 
A
Secondary Mathematics Core Curriculum Clifford
Sloyer 
Robert
W. Hayden 

Math
Trailblazers Grade K A TIMS Curriculum M56 
University
of Illinois at Chicago 

Math Trailblazers Grade 2 A TIMS Curriculum M57 
University
of Illinois at Chicago 

Math Trailblazers Grade K A TIMS Curriculum M58 
University
of Illinois at Chicago 

Everyday
Mathematics Grade 4K University of Chicago M59 
School Mathematics Project 

Everyday
Mathematics Grade 2 University of
Chicago M60 
School Mathematics Project 

Everyday Mathematics Grade 4 University of Chicago M61 
School Mathematics Project 

K5 “The Family Game of Visual Perception” SET (GAME) M72 

The object
of the game is to identify “sets” of three cards. Each card is 
unique in
its four features: number: (1,2 or 3); symbol: (diamond, squiggle or oval); 
shading:
(solid, stripped or open); and color: (red, green or purple). 


















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