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Recommendation of Math Books?

Jan 9, 2013 8:08pm

I am working to increase literacy in the math classroom. I want to incorporate Paideia seminars (http://www.paideia.org/). It had some examples of text to read for math. Does anyone have any recommendations? Some of the ones that I am exploring is The Joy of X by Steven Strogaz, Thinking Statistically by Uri Bram and The Wisdom of Crowds by James Surowiecki.

  • Math
  • Pre K-12
  • Class Culture / Engagement / Planning

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    • Feb 9, 2013 2:33pm

      Marilyn Burns scholastic library
      Somebody rang the doorbell, The Greedy Triangle ....

      • Feb 9, 2013 6:53pm

        This book is a great resources to get started. Marilyn Burns " Writing in Math Class" .http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Math-Class-Resource-Grades/dp/0941355136

        • Feb 10, 2013 8:06am

          Greg Tang has some great books about math like Math Fables, Grapes of Math, & Math-terpieces...beautiful illustrations too! Check out his site www.gregtangmath.com/books

          • Feb 11, 2013 4:28pm

            If you teach at the secondary level, you may want to try the College Prep Mathematics series. There aren't specific strategies for teaching literacy, but students do have to do a great deal of reading. Check out cpm.org.

            • Feb 12, 2013 9:26am

              I have used both Flatland and The Number Devil with my students. Lots of great math to discuss as well as many activities to go along with the texts.

              • Feb 12, 2013 1:29pm

                I am currently reading "Toby Gold and the Secret Fortune" by Dr. Craig Everett to my 7th grade class. Dr. Everett is a finance professor at Pepperdine University and came in to work with my kids. His book is about a young man and his ability to see finance and math in his head. It is a mystery and discusses finance and Wall Street. My kids are facinated!

                • Feb 9, 2013 9:08pm

                  Thanks everyone for all of the resources. I really appreciate it.

                  • Feb 10, 2013 10:38am

                    Thanks Gwen. I teach high school but it could still work for some of the topics my students struggle to understand.