ERIC Number: ED355124
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Wonderful World of Mathematics: A Critically Annotated List of Children's Books in Mathematics.
Thiessen, Diane, Ed.; Matthias, Margaret, Ed.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) has articulated goals in the pursuit of mathematics literacy that include learning to value mathematics, becoming confident in one's mathematics abilities, becoming a mathematical problem solver, learning to communicate mathematically, and learning to reason mathematically. Literature that explores mathematical concepts seems to be a natural tool for attaining those goals. The NCTM formed a committee to read and review books and to prepare the manuscript for this annotated bibliography of children's books in mathematics. This book provides reviews for approximately 500 books in mathematics for preschool through grade 6. Each review describes the book's content and accuracy, its illustrations and their appropriateness, the author's writing style, and whether activities for the reader are included. Each book is rated in terms of its usefulness in teaching mathematical concepts as highly recommended, recommended, acceptable, or not recommended for mathematical concepts. The grade level of each book is included in the bibliographical entry. The books have been classified into four main categories with respect to their mathematical content: (1) early number concepts; (2) number extensions and connections; (3) measurement; and (4) geometry and spatial sense. An overview for each of the categories can be found at the beginning of each section. Two indexes list the books by author and by title. (MDH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Geometric Concepts, Instructional Materials, Literature Reviews, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Materials, Measurement, Number Concepts, Preschool Education, Resource Materials, Spatial Ability, Supplementary Reading Materials
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1593.
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.