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The Mathematical World

Within each topic, links and information are organized by (1) Science Trade Books which are arranged using the dewy decimal system, (2) Websites, and other resources are used.


Science Trade Books: Grade level reading*

510 – Mathematics


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The Great Graph Contest, by Loreen Leedy   Curr E Lee
Mythematics: Solving the Twelve Labors of Hercules, by Michael Huber Advanced (9-12) Curr 510 Hub
Letters to a Young Mathematician, by Ian Stewart   Curr 510 Ste
101 Things Everyone Should Know about Math, by Marc Zev, et al. Intermediate (6-8)
Advanced (9-12)
Curr 510 Zev
The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics, by Clifford A. Pickover Intermediate (6-8)
Advanced (9-12)
Curr 510.9 Pic
Measuring the Earth: Eratosthenes and His Celestial Geometry, by Mary Gow Elementary (3-5)
Intermediate (6-8)
Curr 510.92 Gow
Growing Patterns, by Sarah C. Campbell Intermediate (6-8) Curr 512.7 Cam
Zero Is the Leaves on the Trees, by Betsy Franco Primary (K-2) Curr 513 Fra
Place Value, by Claire Piddock Elementary (3-5)
Intermediate (6-8)
Curr 513 Pid
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents, by David A. Adler Primary (K-2)
Elementary (3-5)
Curr 513.2 Adl
Pie for Piglets, by Michael Dahl   Curr 513.2 Dah
Lots of Ladybugs, by Michael Dahl   Curr 513.2 Dah
M & M’s Brand Subtraction Book, by Barbara McGrath   Curr 513.2 McG
Adding and Subtracting: Book 1, by Ann Montague-Smith   Curr 513.2 Mon bk.1
Adding and Subtracting: Book 2, by Ann Montague-Smith   Curr 513.2 Mon bk.2
Leaping Lizards, by Stuart J. Murphy   Curr 513.2 Mur
Regrouping, by Claire Piddock Elementary (3-5)
Intermediate (6-8)
Curr 513.2 Pid
Fun with Roman Numerals, by David Adler Elementary (3-5) Curr 513.5 Adl
Hamster Champs, by Stuart J. Murphy   Curr 516 Mur
Polly’s Pen Pal, by Stuart Murphy   Curr 516 Mur
Same Old Horse, by Stuart J. Murphy   Curr 519.2 Mur
Greater Estimations, by Bruce Goldstone
About the Author
Primary (K-2)
Elementary (3-5)
Curr 519.5 Gol
Graphic Discovery: A trout in the milk and other visual adventures, by Howard Wainer   Curr 519.5 Wai
530 – Physical Sciences


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Why Pi? How Math Applies to Everyday Life, by Johnny Ball Intermediate (6-8)
Advanced (9-12)
Curr 530.8 Bal

*Science trade books listed are in the Murphy Library CMC collection and are reviewed in Science Books & Films’ Best List  and/or NSTA’s Outstanding Science Trade Books.

Science Trade Books: Teacher resources - AAAS Project 2061’s Resources [Ch 9] *Note: if the books in this resource are not in the Murphy Library collection, please try Universal Borrowing.



** Each website topic is linked to the AAAS’ NetWatch archive.

Other Resources – Films, Software, etc.