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Living Math Through History C1U1 Intermediate Level Book List

  • Additional enrichment reading

Sea Squares – Square Numbers in pictures Number Ideas Through Pictures, Mannis Charosh - Excellent if you can find it Hello Math Even Steven and Odd Todd, MathStart Reader Missing Mittens, Underwater Counting (Even Numbers) by Jerry Pallotta – a gorgeous picture book! Shape Up! David Adler – Fun with Triangles and Other Polygons That’s Good, That’s Bad – Joan M. Lexau / Aliki and/or Fortunately by Remy Charlip – contrasting patterns similar to odd and even

  • Choose one or more biographical sources (highly recommended)

Archimedes and the Door of Science, Jeanne Bendick. Fictionalized biography based on known details of Archimedes' life, ideal for ages 8 – 12 or family read aloud.

Archimedes, Pioneers of Science, Peter Lafferty – Good history information, lots of pictures, but out of print

  • National Geographic’s Milestones of Science – optional, great


  • Picture books for younger kids in this level, many with activities.

Why I Will Never Ever Ever Ever Have Enough Time to Read This Book and Arm in Arm – both of these books by Remy Charlip have themes dealing with infinite series and appeal to wide age ranges, even adults, they are fun!

Seven Blind Mice – Classic tale about perspective.

MathStart Series by Stuart Murphy: Captain Invincible and the Space Shapes Geometric planes and solids. Hamster Champs for angles and trajectory.

The Silly Story of Goldie Locks and the Three Squares, a Hello Math Reader Math Man by Teri Daniels – Fall season, relevance of math in grocery business

  • The Librarian Who Measured the Earth by Kathryn Lasky

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