**Standard Area 2.4: Mathematical Reasoning and Connections**

**Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 2**

1. *The Grapes of Math* by Greg Tang, 2004

Illustrated riddles introduce strategies for solving a variety of math problems by using visual clues. Greg Tang wrote other math concept books that are worth checking out.

2. *Fraction Action* by Loreen Leedy, 1994

Miss Prime and her animal students explore fractions by finding many examples in the world around them.

3. *One Hundred Hungry Ants* by Elinor Pinczes, 1993

100 hungry ants going to a picnic show different divisions of 100.

4. *A Remainder of One* by Elinor Pinczes, 1995

When the queen of the bugs demands that her army march in even lines, Private Joe divides the marchers into more and more lines so that he will not be left out of the parade. Elinor Pinczes wrote other math concept books that are worth checking out.

**Standard Area 2.4: Mathematical Reasoning and Connections**

**Grade 3 – Grade 5**

1. *Using Math to be a Zoo Vet* by Wendy Clemson, 2005

This book describes how zoo vets take care of wild animals and how math helps the vets do their job.

2. *Using Math to Conquer Extreme Sports* by Wendy Clemson, 2005

This book describes math activities for checking tricks and stunts in extreme sports.

3. *Using Math to Solve a Crime* by Wendy Clemson, 2005

This book describes what it is like to be part of a crime-solving team who uses math to help them do their work.

4. *Math and Music: Harmonious Connections* by Trudi Hammel Garland, 1995

This book explores the interconnectedness of math and music, discussing rhythm, frequency and amplitude, tuning, composition, instruments, and other topics.

5. *Math Potatoes: Mind-stretching Brain Food* by Greg Tang, 2005

“By solving challenges that encourage kids to “group” numbers rather than memorize formulas, even the most reluctant math learners are inspired to see math in a whole new way!” (Amazon book description)