Monday, February 14, 2011

Guest Post by Pierce Jameson

5 Great Math Books for Kids

This post was written by Pierce Jameson who also writes on the topic of online court reporting schools for

Children grow up learning from play. Whether it's words or numbers, if we make it fun, learning becomes fun.

Learning numbers and math is all part of growing up and understanding the world around us. Children may learn numbers by counting their fingers, their toes, their siblings, their food, the birds flying in the sky and so much more. Numbers help children learn about big and small, tall and short, more and less, the time, the year, the date and degrees.
Below we compiled 5 great math books for children of various ages. Whether you're looking for a book for the preschooler or junior high school child in your life, we have it highlighted here.

Great Math Books for Kids

  • The Clock Struck One: A Time-telling Tale (Math Is Fun!)Published: 2009
    Ages: 4-8
    This 32-page picture book follows a cat and a mouse throughout the day. At different strikes of the hour the cat and mouse are on to different activities. While learning of their activities at different points in the day, children also have an opportunity to learn about the different objects available to tell time, from cuckoo clocks to pocket watches.

  • Follow-the-Directions: Solve & Draw Math (3-5): Fun Reproducible Activities That Challenge Students to Solve Problems and Follow Directions to Reveal a Mystery PicturePublished: 2009
    Ages: 7-10 (Grades 3-5)
    Mathematical topics covered include addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals, geometry, measurement, and more. Each correctly completed activity reveals a mystery picture . This book is not only educational but also engaging and fun.

  • Can I Have Some Money?: Max Gets It!
    Published: 2010
    Ages: Elementary Grade Level
    While learning math is important, learning how to apply math in life is just as important. This book tells a story of a 10-year old boy named Max. Max is looking to buy a video game for himself. We learn about his journey to understanding earning, spending and budgeting his allowance. Eventually he buys a video game for himself with his earned allowance and we see how he becomes financially responsible.
  • One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve with Math!Published: 2010
    Ages: 9-12
    This 160-page paperback is filled with mysteries both kids and parents can enjoy solving using mathethical skills. It's not only entertaining, but also educational. Each mystery can even be a race between you and your child to see who can solve the problem first. The authors have written other books such as One Minute Mysteries: 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science!
Make learning math fun for children through different activities, puzzles and interesting stories. Each of the books highlighted above is a great resource to helping children learn more about math and apply what they learn to real life situations.

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