Math Books Kids will Find Fun
25 Super Cool Math Board Games
by Lorraine Hopping Egan
Get kids fired up about math with this big collection of super-cool reproducible board games that build key skills: multiplication, division, fractions, probability, estimation, mental math, and more! Each game is a snap to make and so easy to play.
Family Math Games
by Stanmark, Jean Kerr, Virginia Thompson, Ruth Cossey
Loads of math games you can play as a family.
Family Math for Young Children: Comparing
by Grace Coates, Brian Gothberg, Jean K. Stenmark
Parents are encouraged to give children numerous opportunities for exploration and are reminded of the role that a child’s development plays in accomplishing tasks.
Family Math II: Achieving Success in Mathematics
by Grace Dadila-Coates, Grace Dávila Coates, Virginia Thompson
For parents and teachers of children from five to twelve years old.
The Middle School Years, Algebraic Reasoning and Number Sense
by Karen Mayfield-Ingram, Virginia Thompson
This math book is filled with quick, punchy, eye-catching one- and two-page activities. Extensions help expand the activity and spark creativity. Some of the concepts include variables, graphing, price comparison, fractions, and adding decimals.
Gregory Tang Books
The Grapes Of Math
by Gregory Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator), Kindle edition. Other editions available.
Greg Tang shows readers creative ways to use patterns and combinations of numbers to solve math puzzles quickly and effectively.
Mind-stretching Brain Food: Mind-stretching Brain Food
by Gregory Tang, Harry Briggs (Illustrator)
Gr. 3-5. The seventh in Tang’s math book series, which includes The Grapes of Math (2000), this picture book uses all kinds of visual tricks to demonstrate how to make arithmetic faster and easier.
by Greg Tang (Author), Greg Paprocki (Illustrator)
Greg Tang underscores the importance of four basic rules in problem-solving. Keeping an open mind, looking for unusual number combinations, using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and looking for patterns, will guarantee any child success in math.
More Fun Math
by David A. Adler
Gr 2-4-For many young students, the mere mention of fractions brings on headache, tummyache, and confusion. But no longer! This simple, hands-on concept book is clear and concise. The simple definition of a fraction, that it is a part of something, introduces a pizza pie that is divided, studied, compared, and, of course, eaten.
How Math Works
by Carol Vorderman
A beautifully illustrated math book showing children having fun doing mathematical experiments and making things to prove math concepts. Easily duplicated at home. Ages 8-14.
The Joy of Mathematics
More Joy of Mathematics
Fractals, Googols, and Other Mathematical Tales
by Theoni Pappas
To experience the joy of mathematics is to realize that mathematics is not some isolated subject that has little relationship to the things around us other than to frustrate us with unbalanced checkbooks and complicated computations. Many of the phenomena around us can be described by mathematics. Mathematical concepts are even inherent in the structure of living cells.
by Jon Scieszka (Author), Lane Smith (Illustrator)
The narrator is afflicted with a “math curse” that affects how she views every facet of her day. (“Everything seems to be a problem.”)
Math for Every Kid
Easy Activities That Make Learning Math Fun
by Janice Pratt VanCleave
Ideas, projects, and things to do to get across basic math concepts in the intermediate level of math.
Playing with Math
by Sue VanHattum (Editor)
Playing with Math: Stories from Math Circles, Homeschoolers, and Passionate Teachers brings together the stories of over thirty authors who share their math enthusiasm with their communities, families, or students. After every chapter is a puzzle, game, or activity to get you and your kids playing with math too. Kindle edition.