STEAM Ahead With Books About Math
What is STEAM? It is a term that refers to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. Check out the books listed below to learn more about the exciting world of math.
For Younger Readers:
Pigs at Odds: Fun with Math and Games by Amy Axelrod. While trying their luck at various games at the county fair, members of the Pig family find out what the odds are that they will go home as winners.
How Do You Count a Dozen Ducklings? by In-s*on Ch'ae. Faced with keeping track of twelve ducklings, Mama Duck finds different ways to group them so that they are easier to count.
Clock Struck One by Trudy Harris. Rhyming text expands on the nursery rhyme, "Hickory Dickory Dock," as a cat chases the mouse up the clock, followed by other animals, until midnight arrives and the tired creatures fall asleep.
Let's Count to 100! by Masayuki Sebe. Cartoon characters encourage readers to count their way to 100.
For Older Readers:
Millions, Billions & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers by David Adler. Explains the concepts of large numbers in terms that young readers can understand and visualize.
Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell. The biggest mathematical mystery in nature --- Fibonacci numbers!
Greater Estimations by Bruce Goldstone. Teaches readers how to estimate large numbers by grouping objects together in order to reach a reasonable estimate.
Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle Rhymes by Patrick J. Lewis. Rhyming text and illustrations present a variety of math problems.
Leaping Lizards by Stuart Murphy. Lizards and a snake provide an introduction to counting by 5's and 10's in a variety of situations.