Math Teaching Books and Aids

On the Living Math Forum (LMF) elist, members compiled a list of recommended video resources recently. Comments are being added as they become available as to age range and applicability. If you are concerned, always preview content first, as different families can have very different opinions on appropriateness.

z = Most recommended by myself or LMF members

Math PowerKenschaft, Patriciarecently revised and reprinted zz

About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource, Marilyn Burns z

Math Matters: Understanding the Math You Teach, K-6 z by Suzanne H. Chapin

The Glass Wall, Why Math Can Seem Difficult z ; Smith, Frank2002 - Math learning styles. For parents/teachers and high school

Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics: Teachers' Understanding of Fundamental Mathematics in China and the United States z by Liping Ma

Whitin & Wilde, Read Any Good Math Lately and It's The Story That Counts - how to "read" math (K-6)

The Math GeneKevin Devlin, no, there isn't any such thing, but what makes math seem easier for some than others?

Math Through Children’s Literature, Kathryn L. Braddon good, but a little outdated

The Number Sense: How the Mind Creates Mathematics z Stanislas Dehaene

Innumeracy, Mathematical Illiteracy, Paulos, John Allen, 1988 - I know many recommend this, and it's good. I personally like the W.W. Sawyer books better, but that is a personal preference.

Overcoming Math Anxiety by Sheila Tobias 

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World by Laurie Parsons, Jeffrey Freed

Teaching Mathematics: A Sourcebook of Aids, Activities, and Strategies, Sobel, Max and Maletsky, Evan

Vision in Elementary MathematicsW. W. Sawyer z I like this one 

What Is Mathematics?: An Elementary Approach 

Teaching Math Movies

Beyond Facts & Flashcards : Exploring Math with Your Kids by Jan Mokros

Math investigations through games by Dave Kirkby