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Children's books provide an authentic context for using mathematics. They celebrate mathematics as a language for describing and framing our world. And they are also a nonthreatening vehicle for investigating a variety of mathematical concepts and relationships.
Read Any Good Math Lately? acquaints readers with some of the best children's literature containing a mathematical subtext, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, books of games and puzzles, books that reflect different cultures. The titles are diverse, but they all address a range of mathematical topics: place value, estimation, large numbers, geometry, measurement, fractions, classification, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Plus comprehensive bibliographies of books for all ages are provided for further exploration.
Filled with children's work and numerous classroom scenarios, Read Any Good Math Lately? demonstrates the rich potential literature holds for engaging learners in a variety of mathematical investigations. It is an invitation to teachers, parents, and librarians to make the reading and sharing of good literature a natural part of mathematics teaching and learning.