Back of Book: Inspired by a Victorian math primer, Terrible Times Tables is a modern take on learning one’s multiplication tables, from numbers 2 to 10, featuring elementary school themes of homeroom, field trips, cafeteria food, holidays, and recitals. Featuring a reluctant narrator and a few unwitting critters, learning math has never been so muchContinue reading “Terrible Times Tables y Michelle Markel”

# Category Archives: math

## Arithmechicks Add Up: A Math Story By Ann Marie Stephens

Back of Book: As the Arithmechicks slide down the slide, swing on the swings, and play hide-and-seek, they don’t realize that a lonely mouse is copying them, longing to join in. However, when their basketball becomes stuck, the chicks discover that a two-inch-tall new friend is exactly what they need. In this heartwarming story,Continue reading “Arithmechicks Add Up: A Math Story By Ann Marie Stephens”

## The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague

Back of Book: After touring a German submarine in the early 1940s, young Raye set her sights on becoming an engineer. Little did she know sexism and racial inequality would challenge that dream every step of the way, even keeping her greatest career accomplishment a secret for decades. Through it all, the gifted mathematician persisted―finallyContinue reading “The Girl With a Mind for Math: The Story of Raye Montague”

## Perfect Square by Michael Hall

Back of Book: A perfect square is transformed in this adventure story that will transport you far beyond the four equal sides of this square book. My Review: The first time I heard about this book I was at a writer’s workshop. I knew that I needed this book in my classroom. Perfect square isContinue reading “Perfect Square by Michael Hall”

## Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry

Back of Book: The Zills family is summoned to Egypt to help find the hidden burial chamber of an ancient pharaoh. But when Matt and Bibi get trapped in the pharaoh’s pyramid, they stumble upon an even bigger mystery. With only each other, their dog Riley, and the geometric hieroglyphics on the walls to helpContinue reading “Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry”

## A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman

Back of Book: Did you know that the earth is covered in three trillion trees? And that seven billion people weigh about the same as ten quadrillion ants? Our world is full of constantly changing numbers, from a hundred billion trillion stars in space to thirty-seven billion rabbits on Earth. Can you imagine that manyContinue reading “A Hundred Billion Trillion Stars by Seth Fishman”

## 7 Ate 9 By Tara Lazar

Back of Book: 6 has a problem. Everyone knows that 7 is always after him. Word on the street is that 7 ate 9. If that’s true, 6’s days are numbered. Lucky for him, Private I is on the case. But the facts just don’t add up. It’s odd. Will Private I put two andContinue reading “7 Ate 9 By Tara Lazar”

## Let’s Estimate: A Book About Estimating and Rounding Numbers By David Adler

Back of Book: How much pizza do you need for a dinosaur party? If you don’t know exactly, you have to estimate! This lively introduction to the mathematical concept of estimation is straightforward and fun. David A. Adler explains what an estimate is and the difference between estimating and rounding. Edward Miller’s colorful and energeticContinue reading “Let’s Estimate: A Book About Estimating and Rounding Numbers By David Adler”

## Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code By Laurie Wallmark

Back of Book: An ace inventor, groundbreaker, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Grace Hopper coined the term “computer bug” and taught computers to “speak English.” Throughout her life, Hopper succeeded in doing what no one had ever done before. Delighting in difficult ideas and in defying expectations My Review: I amContinue reading “Grace Hopper: Queen of Computer Code By Laurie Wallmark”

## The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos By Deborah Heiligman

Click Here to find on Amazon Back of Book: Paul Erdos never followed the usual path. At the age of four, he could ask you when you were born and then calculate the number of seconds you had been alive in his head. But he didn’t learn to butter his own bread until he turnedContinue reading “The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos By Deborah Heiligman”