BOOK LIST FOR LIVING MATH LESSON PLANS
Cycle 1, Unit 1 (C1U1) Intermediate Level Ancients and Early World Cultures
Resources Used In Multiple Lessons and Units
The parent introduction letter has a great deal of information on math activity books used in multiple units. It is not necessary to purchase all of these. Use this information to determine which resources are appropriate for your family.
Note: This Unit's book list is lengthier than any other unit. There are many quality literature sources available for early mathematics history topics, and there are more topical themes in this unit than others (Money, Time, Addition and Subtraction are themes with teaching book lists included). How much of the topical literature you use will be your decision, based on time and availability. The lists include many options to provide choices for individuals limited by library selections or purchasing restrictions.
Best done with two or more people
Book resource in print and/or online
Contains printable handout(s)
Highly visual resource, pictures
I Contains hands on activity(s)
Joy of Mathematics and Math Talk Poetry in Two Voices by Theoni Pappas,
and Mathematicians Are People, Too Volume four Units of Living Math Through History, Cycle 1. Haven has stories that apply to both Cycle 1 and 2.
1 by Luetta Reimer are used in all
Marvels of Math by Kendall
Math history readers used across multiple units – again, it is not necessary to
purchase all of these. There are a number of different styles, choose what fits well with your family.
Number Stories from Long Ago by David Eugene Smith, story written in 1919 in a story-telling style. This book is available at Google Books online http://books.google.com/books or a print copy can be purchased.
The Secret Life of Math by Ann McCallum, lots of activities included.
Why Pi? How Math Applies to Everyday Life by Johnny Ball.
Think of a Number A fascinating look at the world of numbers, Johnny Ball.