Living Math Through History C1U1 Intermediate Level Book List
Counting Systems: The Familiar and the Unusual by Marnie Luce, out of print but
excellent if you can find it.
Millions to Measure by David Schwartz
Pyramid and Unbuilding by David Macaulay and/or Kingfisher World of
Pyramids (all are excellent)
Science in the Past – Ancient Egypt. Very good for Egyptian Mathematics
Optional Historical Context:
The 5,000 Year Old Puzzle, Solving a Mystery of Ancient Egypt by Claudia Logan and Melissa Sweet and/or
Seeker of Knowledge, The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by James Rumford – picture books for younger kids in this level.
The Egyptian News by Scott Steedman (fun tabloid-style book)
Nice five-minute video on measurement history:
Additional enrichment reading if you have time and interest Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement How Tall, How Short, How Faraway by David Adler The Greedy Triangle, Marilyn Burns Inchworm and a Half, Elinor Pinczes
What's Your Angle, Pythagoras? by Julie Ellis – For younger kids in this level,
p i c t u r e b o o k v e r s i o n o f a y o u n g P y t h a g o r a s ' a d v e n t u r e s , n i c e f o r r e - e n a c t i n g m a t h discoveries.
Science in the Past – Ancient Greece
Optional Historical Context
Alexander the Great, the Kids Who Ruled Series/Peter Bendrick Books History Detectives: Ancient Egypt by Philip Ardagh
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