Mathematical Reasoning

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)

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