Monday, February 27, 2006

Living Math

A few weeks ago we came across a Living Math book web group. We'd used some of them before, but didn't know them as "Living Math books." And, with the group, we've gotten access to long lists of math books! Alexandra & I are both loving these.

In the picture above, we were working on fractions after making some paper plate "pizzas."

Here are some of our favorite books from the past few weeks:
  • Mission Addition by Loreen Leedy (one of our favorite math authors!)
  • Math-terpieces by Greg Tang (another favorite math author!) - has art pictures by famous authors & then you have to group objects to make a certain number
  • Math for All Seasons by Greg Tang - practices "skip counting" in a cool way
  • The Go-Around Dollar by Adams - we both learned alot about our dollars
  • What's Faster than a Speeding Cheetah? by Robert E. Wells (another great author)
  • What's Smaller thana Pygmy Shrew? by Wells - talks about atoms, electrons, etc, in a fun way
  • How Do You Lift a Lion? by Wells - talks about simple machines
  • Can You Count to a Googol? by Wells
  • Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing There Is? by Wells - talks about the universe, solar system, etc.
  • Counting Time: From Seconds to Centuries by Joan Sweeney
  • How Do You Know What Time It Is? by Robert E. Wells
  • Safari Park by Stuart J. Murphy - addition to 20 & finding out how many more you need to make a certain number (i.e. 20) - Alex really enjoyed this one!

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