This section contains Web sites, mathematics computer software, books, and magazines that you might find helpful. Also, check your local library and bookstores.
- Math Web sites (These contain great links for parents and children.)
Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Mathematics and Science Education: http://www.enc.org/classroom/index.htm
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: http://www.nctm.org
U.S. Department of Education, America Counts: http://www.ed.gov/americacounts/
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement: http://www.ed.gov./pubs/parents/
The Math Forum: http://forum.swathmore.edu/Library/
National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://www.nist.gov/metric/
- Mathematics computer software Web sites
Edmark Corporation: http://www.edmark.com/prod/math/
The Learning Company: http://www.comgentech.com/
Davidson & Associates: http://www.thereviewzone.com/megamathblaster.html
- Math books for parents
Apelman, Maja and King, Julie. Exploring Everyday Math. Heinemann.
Burns, Marilyn. Math for Smarty Pants. Little, Brown, and Company.
Gillespie, Janet G. and Kanter, Patsy. Every Day Counts Partner Games K-6. Great Source Education Group, Division of Houghton Mifflin.
Great Source Education Group, Division of Houghton Mifflin. Math on Call (4-6). Math at Hand (2-5).
Kulm, Gerald. Math Power at Home. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Kulm, Gerald. Math Power in the Community. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Kulm, Gerald. Math Power in School. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Matyas, Marsha and Triana, Estrella M. In Touch with Mathematics
(available in English and Spanish). American Association for the Advancement of Science.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Family Math Awareness Activities.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Principles and Standards for School Mathematics.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Using Calculators to Improve Your Child's Math Skills.
National PTA and Exxon Foundation. Math Matters.
Room, Adrian. The Guiness Book of Numbers. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Stenmark, Jean, Thompson, Virginia, and Cossey, Ruth. Family Math. University of California at Berkeley.
Thomas, David A., 1988. The Math-Computer Connection. Franklin Watts.
Thomas, David A., 1988. Math Projects for Young Scientists. Franklin Watts.
Walthall, Barbara, ed. IDEAAAS: Sourcebook for Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education. American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Books for children
Almost every book you read with your child will offer the opportunity to talk about math. Some books lend themselves more to in-depth and specific math discussion. Here's a sampling of books to enjoy with your child. Check your public library for these and other books.
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting Book. Thomas Y. Crowell.
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting House. Philomel Books.
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Hat Trick. Philomel Books.
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Math Games. Philomel Books.
Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar. Philomel Books.
Carle, Eric. The Grouchy Ladybug. Philomel Books.
Carle, Eric. 1,2,3 to the Zoo. Philomel Books.
Carle, Eric. The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Philomel Books.
Clement, Rod. Counting on Frank. Gareth Stevens Publishing.
Cobb, Vicki and Darling Kathy. Bet You Can. Avon.
Cobb, Vicki and Darling Kathy. Bet You Can't. Avon.
Dee, Rub. Two Ways to Count to Ten. Holt.
Demi. Demi's Count the Animals 123. Grosset and Dunlap.
Feelings, Muriel, Moja Means One: Swahili Counting Book. Dial.
Grayson, Marion. Let's Count. Robert B. Luce, Inc.
Grayson, Marion. Count Out. Robert B. Luce, Inc.
Hoban, Tana, Circles, Triangles, and Squares. MacMillan Publishing Company, Inc.
Hoban, Tana, Count and See. MacMillan Publishing Company, Inc.
Hoban, Tana. Is It Rough, Is It Smooth, Is It Shiny? MacMillan Publishing Company, Inc.
Hudson, Cheryl. Afro-Bets 123 Book. Just Us Productions.
Hutchins, Pat. The Doorbell Rang. Greenwillow Books.
Hutchins, Pat. One Hunter. Greenwillow Books.
Jones, Carol. This Old Man. Houghton Mifflin Company.
Keats, Ezra Jack. Over the Meadow. Scholastic.
Kitchen, Bert. Animal Numbers. Dial.
Kredeser, Gail. One Dancing Drum. Phillips.
Lionni, Leo. Numbers to Talk About. Pantheon Books.
Marley Deborah. Animals One to Ten. Raintree.
McMillan, Bruce. Counting Wildflowers. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, Inc.
McMillan, Bruce. One, Two, One Pair. Scholastic.
Nolan, Dennis. Monster Bubbles. Prentice Hall.
Pinczes, Elinor J. A Remainder of One. Houghton Mifflin.
Pluckrose, Henry. Know about Counting. Franklin Watts.
Pomerantz, Charlotte. The Half-Birthday Party. Clarion Books.
Ross, H.L. Not Counting Monsters. Platt and Munk.
Schwartz, David M. How Much Is a Million? Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, Inc.
Schwartz, David M. If You Made a Million. Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, Inc.
Sciczka, Jon and Smith, Lane. Math Curse. Viking.
Tafuri, Nancy. Who's Counting? William Morrow & Co.
Testa, Fulvio. If You Take a Pencil. Dial.
Viorst, Judith. Alexander Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday. Atheneum.
Vogel, Ilse-Margaret. 1 Is No Fun, But 20 Is Plenty! Atheneum.
Ziefert, Harriet. A Dozen Dizzy Dogs. Random House.
Dynamath. Scholastic. Available from the school division. Filled with many different activities that involve all strands of math. Children in grade five particularly like this. Nine publications are sent each school year. $5.00 for the subscription.
Games Magazine, P.O. Box 10147, Des Moines, Iowa 50347. The adult version of Games Junior (see below). Older children may prefer this to Games Junior.
Games Junior, P.O. Box 10147, Des Moines, Iowa 50347. A challenging and fun magazine filled with all different kinds of games that give children hours of "brain workouts." Appropriate for ages 7 and up.
Math Power. Scholastic. Available from the school division. Exciting and inviting, this magazine is filled with many activities that involve all types of math. Good for grades 3 and 4. Nine publications are sent each school year for $5.00.
Puzzlemania. Highlights, P.O. Box 18201, Columbus, Ohio 43218-0201. Includes puzzles involving words, logical thinking, hidden pictures, and spatial reasoning. The cost is about $7.50 per month.
Zillions. Consumer Reports, P.O. Box 54861, Boulder, Colorado 80322. Children's version of Consumer Reports. Shows math in the real world and offers children the opportunity to see how gathering data and information can lead to good decisionmaking. The cost is approximately $2.75 per issue.