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Measurement and Geometry

Books for Students

Nature in Art
Anthea Pippin
Millbrook, 1992.
In addition to showing patterns used in art, this book offers guidelines for students to create their own geometric designs.

David L. Stienecker
Benchmark Books, 1997.
An entertaining collection of puzzles, games, and activities that explores the many uses of polygons.

Fort Mose: Colonial America's Black Fortress of Freedom
illustrated by Kathleen A. Deagan and Darcie A. MacMahon
University Press of Florida, 1995.
A concise and well-illustrated booklet outlining the role of African Americans in Spanish Florida and the recent archaeological and historical research related to Fort Mose, established in 1738.

Brenda Walpole
Gareth Stevens, 1995.
A title in the "Measure Up With Science" series. Early thermometers, temperature, and modern methods of calculation are explained in terms that are easy to understand.

Keeping Time: From the Beginning and Into the 21st Century
Franklyn M. Branley
Houghton Mifflin, 1993.
Explores the historical development of clocks, watches, and calendars as instruments to measure time.

Books for Families

Inventing Stuff
Edwin Sobey
Dale Seymour, 1995.
Here is one way to encourage students and their families to tap their creativity when solving problems. Great for those interested in fairs and contests.

Rodney Dale
Oxford University Press, 1993.
"Discoveries and Inventions" series. The story of the calibration of time, richly illustrated with historical reproductions and chronologies.

Reference Books for Teachers

Measurement in the Middle Grades
Dorothy Geddes
NCTM, 1994.
Part of the NCTM Addenda series, a resource of measurement activities with real-world contexts.

Story Puzzles: Tales in the Tangram Tradition
Valerie Marsh
Alleyside Press, 1996.
This book of stories can be read aloud to the class while students participate, using tangrams.

Math World Literature

Janice VanCleave's Physics for Every Kid
Janice VanCleave
John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1991

The Magic Wand and Other Bright Experiments on Light & Color
Paul Doherty and Don Rathjen
John Wiley & Son, Inc., 1995.

The Quilt-Block History of Pioneer Days
Mary Cobb
The Millbrook Press, 1995.

Science Projects About Light
Robert Gardner, 1994
Enslow Publishers, Inc., 1994

Stitching Stars: The Story Quilts of Harriet Powers
Mary E. Lyons
Simon & Schuster Children's, 1993

Ten Mile Day and the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
Mary Ann Fraser
Henry Holt, 1993

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