Cultural Math, Foreign Language Counting,
Math History and Biographies
Note: These are just some of many readers scheduled in the Living Math History Lesson Plans. Booklists in printable .pdf format, and are graded into three levels. See lesson plan information.
Suitability comments on Main
► = Our family's favorites
Pre-K through Elementary
Fly on the Ceiling, by J. Glass, A story about how the very messy French philosopher, Renâe Descartes, invented an ingenious way to keep track of his possessions.
Joseph Who Loved the Sabbath z Hirsh, Marilyn 1986 Comparable value (in the story, all the greedy man's wealth is converted into one jewel that he then loses). Jewish culture.
Mathematics z by Irving Adler, nice tie in to basic programming, clean, uncluttered book
Something from Nothing z Gilman, Phoebe 1992 Size & perspective, very sweet story of growing up, Jewish culture
Tikki Tikki Tembo z Mosel, Arlene/Lent, Blair 1968 Time, comparison of size, classic tale, Reading Rainbow, yes I consider this math!
Upper Elem / Chapter Books
Middle School on Up
Stonehenge, by Robin Heath