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Living Math Through History C1U1 Intermediate Level Book List

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    Famous Problems and Their Mathematicians by Art Johnson

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    Original text of The Sand Reckoner by Archimedes, older kids, translated

http://web.fccj.org/~ethall/archmede/sandreck.htm

The Greek News by James Putman (fun tabloid-style “newspaper” book)

  • Additional enrichment reading: There is a lot of math in the following picture

books dealing with large numbers and exponential growth.

The best I have found for kids that deals with relative big and smallness are the Robert Wells books, Is a Blue Whale the Biggest Thing Ever? and What's Smaller Than a Pygmy Shrew

How Do You Lift A Lion? Robert E. Wells, simple machines picture book Millions of Cats by Wanda Gag If You Hopped Like a Frog, David Schwartz is excellent On Beyond A Million Schwartz, David

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