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[Grades 3-4] Math for Kids

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Here is a list of fun, clever books on math for kids. Math is not always challenging. These math books will build a love of math. Read, have fun, and learn a lot!

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  • Windows, Rings, and Grapes: A Look at Different Shapes

    Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable

    Library Binding (Millbrook Press TM, Aug. 1, 2009)
    In this humorous look at shapes, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce circles, ovals, triangles, squares, and rectangles. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series explain how to identify each shape and provide loads of examples. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make shaping up a snap!
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  • Measuring Penny

    Loreen Leedy

    Hardcover (Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), March 15, 1998)
    Lisa has an important homework assignment--to measure something in several different ways. She has to use standard units like inches and nonstandard units like paper clips to find out height, width, length, weight, volume, temperature, and time. Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny, and finds out ... Penny's nose = 1 inch long Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit longPenny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide ... and that's only the beginning! Lisa learns a lot about her dog and about measuring, and even has fun doing it.This clear and engaging concept book, delivered with a sense of humor, is certain to win over the most reluctant mathematician.
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  • Millions to Measure

    David M Schwartz, Steven Kellogg

    Paperback (Collins, May 2, 2006)
    There are millions of things to measure . . . and almost as many ways to measure them!Marvelosissimo the Mathematical Magician is back -- and ready to explore the invention of length, weight, and volume measurements. After that, with another wave of his wand, the wizard introduces the world of metrics and makes it easy to understand the basic pattern of meters, liters, and grams. With Steven Kellogg's playful and delightfully detailed illustrations, measuring has never been such a blast!
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  • Counting on Frank

    Rod Clement

    Paperback (Gareth Stevens, Aug. 15, 2019)
    "If Frank were a humpback whale, however, only ten would fit into our entire house. I asked Dad about this, and he said they would get in the way of the television." Such funny scenarios throughout this beloved book teach children about simple math concepts. Counting on Frank has inspired countless students to get excited about math. Readers follow along as Frank, an irresistible canine, and his imaginative owner create all sorts of counting, measuring, and calculating challenges for themselves. Like the book's characters, students will discover that math has practical, but also very fun applications. Highly amusing, vividly drawn watercolors complement the humorous and informative narrative of this best-selling book.
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  • Life of Fred: Fractions

    Ph. D Stanley F. Schmidt

    Paperback (Polka Dot Publishing, March 15, 2007)
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  • Murderous Maths

    Kjartan Poskitt

    Paperback (Scholastic, )
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  • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, July 1, 1997)
    Join Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius for wordplay, puns, and problem solving in this geometry-packed math adventure. King Arthur was a good ruler, but now he needs a good ruler. What would you do if the neighboring kingdom were threatening war? Naturally, you'd call your strongest and bravest knights together to come up with a solution. But when your conference table causes more problems than the threat of your enemy, you need expert help. Enter Sir Cumference, his wife Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius. With the help of the carpenter, Geo of Metry, this sharp-minded team designs the perfect table conducive to discussing the perfect plan for peace. The first in Sir Cumference series, SIR CUMFERENCE AND THE FIRST ROUND TABLE makes math fun and accessible for everyone.
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  • Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, Feb. 1, 1999)
    For fans of the Sir Cumference series with Pi on their mind, here is the second installment in this fun look at math and language. This time the math adventure is centered around a potion that changes Sir Cumference into a fire-breathing dragon. Can Radius change him back? Join Radius on his quest through the castle to solve a riddle that will reveal the cure. It lies in discovering the magic number that is the same for all circles. Perfect for parent and teachers who are looking to make math fun and accessible for everyone.
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  • Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Hardcover (Charlesbridge, July 1, 2003)
    King Arthur has issued a challenge. The first knight to find the sword Edgecalibur will be the next king. Join Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son, Radius, as they race to help their friend, Vertex, find the sword and discover the secrets of cubes, pyramids, cylinders, and cones.
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  • Sir Cumference And The Off-The-Charts Dessert

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Library Binding (Turtleback, Aug. 1, 2013)
    FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. Sir Cumference and Lady Di need a baker to prepare a special dessert for the annual Harvest Faire. Two bakers compete to see whose dessert is most popular. When Pia of Chartres and Bart Graf have trouble keeping track of the votes their desserts receive, they each develop a better system. Pia places a colored candy around the edges of a pie dough (like a pie chart), and Bart stacks up cookie tins (making a 3D bar graph). When there's a tie, the two chefs cook up a hybrid dessert just in time for the Faire....
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  • Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, March 7, 2017)
    Join Sir Cumference and the gang for more wordplay, puns, and problem solving in the clever math adventure that introduces readers to the concept of fractons. Sir Cumference and Lady Di discover "Fracton numbers" while purchasing cloth and cheese at the Fracton Faire. While two-fourths may seem like the same as one-half, in truth it denotes two parts of one-half, or two quarters of the whole. But the real mystery is the fact that items at the fair keep disappearing, and Sir C, Lady Di, and the Earl of Fracton must set a numeric trap for the thief, teaching an important lesson along the way about the comparative size of fractions. Puns--both literal and visual--abound in this fun adventure story with beloved characters and a solid pedagogical foundation. A fun little math adventure that introduces the basics of fractions to early elementary audiences.— School Library Journal
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  • Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, Feb. 1, 2001)
    Join Sir Cumference, Lady Di of Ameter, and their son Radius for wordplay, puns, and problem solving in this angle-packed math adventure. In the third installment of the beloved Sir Cumference series, Radius must prove himself on his quest for knighthood by rescuing a king. Sent off with the family medallion for luck, Radius dodges dangers and dragons. The ultimate challenge lies in a mysterious castle with a maze of many angles.
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  • Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, Aug. 4, 2015)
    Join Sir Cumference and the gang for more wordplay, puns, and problem solving in the clever math adventure that introduces readers to the concept of rounding numbers. When Steward Edmund Rounds and Sir Cumference notice that there are strangers camped nearby, Rounds II decides to investigate despite being involved with the task of learning how to make accurate counts of the castle's stores of food, supplies, and weaponry. When he reports back that an enemy is lying in wait, everyone moves quickly to defend the castle. But wait! Will Rounds II be able to figure out how many bows and arrows they have to create an appropriate battle plan? Using rounding techniques to figure out the totals more quickly, Rounds II is just in time to help stave off a potentially disastrous attack. Readers will love making the rounds with Rounds II and the gang in this new installment of the Sir Cumference series that makes math fun and accessible for all.
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  • Sir Cumference and the Viking's Map

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, Feb. 1, 2012)
    For fans of the Sir Cumference series with coordinate geometry on their mind, here is the seventh installment in this fun look at math and language. While riding through the forests of Angleland, cousins Per and Radius realize they are lost and are desperate for a map to guide them home. Soon they come across a mysterious house in the hills. Inside they find a map to a treasure belonging to Xaxon Yellowbearyd, the fiercest Viking warrior of his time. Per and Radius must decode the strange numbered grid on the map, while trying to steer clear of the pack of bungling bandits who are on their tail. Will they find the treasure in time?Cindy Neuschwander delivers yet another intriguing math adventure featuring the well-known characters of Angleland. Readers will enjoy following Per and Radius in their quest while learning how coordinate geometry relates to everyday life. Wayne Geehan’s beautiful illustrations offer a bit of comic relief, while also clearly demonstrating the concepts explored in the story.
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  • Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter

    Cindy Neuschwander, Wayne Geehan

    Paperback (Charlesbridge, June 1, 2006)
    Join Sir Cumference and the gang for more wordplay, puns, and problem solving in the clever math adventure that introduces readers to the concepts of area and perimeters. When young Per visits her uncle Sir Cumference and his family, she learns how to play the game, "Inners and Edges." After she finds a clue linking the game to the mysterious castle on the island of Immeter, she must figure out how to find the perimeter and area of a circle to unlock the island's secret. Fans will love cracking the code with Per and the gang in this new installment of the Sir Cumference series that makes math fun and accessible for all.
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  • Math Curse

    Jon Scieszka, Lane Smith

    Hardcover (Viking, Oct. 1, 1995)
    Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken.
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  • On the Scale, a Weighty Tale

    Brian P. Cleary, Brian Gable

    Paperback (Millbrook Press TM, Aug. 1, 2010)
    In this wacky look at weight, Brian P. Cleary and Brian Gable introduce essential measurement units―from grams to pounds to tons. The comical cats of the wildly popular Words Are CATegorical® series show how to measure trucks, trains, ducks, cranes, and more. Peppy rhymes, goofy illustrations, and kid-friendly examples make light work of this heavy topic.
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  • What's the Point of Math?

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Jan. 28, 2020)
    Math makes the world go around. An educational book that will give you surprising answers to everyday math challenges. This book unpacks how math is an essential part of our everyday life in ways that you never thought of. Full of crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers and beautiful illustrations show you that math is interesting, fun, and not intimidating at all!Ever wondered where math originated from? This fantastic educational book unpacks all the curious questions that your child has about math including intriguing historical stories that explore the often-surprising origins of math that we use in our daily lives. Learn about how the formation of number sequences began, to the origins of trigonometry, and find out how to become a trillionaire! Math in our daily lives is used in many things that might not even seem that obvious. Math Controls Just About EverythingInspire your children with numbers and help bring mathematical explanations to life with this engaging educational book. Expand their knowledge in the complexity of understanding math by using simple illustrative examples. To make these topics more exciting and impactful, the book is full of great puzzles, awesome games, and interesting facts that will break barriers in their understanding. “Try it out” examples give mathematical explanations that are simple and easy to grasp. What’s The Point Of Math? will not only change your child’s perception of numbers but give them the skills and understanding to apply the principles in their everyday life!This educational book explains the point of:- Numbers and counting - Shapes and measuring- Patterns and sequences- Probability and logic- Data and statistics
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  • Amazing Visual Math

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, June 16, 2014)
    Covering the essential math concepts learned in the first years of school, Amazing Visual Math brings a whole new dimension to learning. Amazing Visual Math is an interactive hands-on experience that makes math fun. Key curriculum subjects including shapes, patterns, telling time, lines of symmetry, addition, subtraction, measurement and more are explained through over 50 interactive elements throughout the book including pop-ups, flaps, and pull the tab elements, making an otherwise tedious subject entertaining. Ideal for developing manual dexterity skills and sharpening visual learning skills, Amazing Visual Math is a hands-on experience kids won't want to put down. Supports the Common Core State Standards.
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  • Visual Guide to Math

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, Aug. 7, 2018)
    Key math vocabulary and concepts for young children explained simply in this friendly and informative reference book.Clear, accessible pictures and diagrams support this first introduction to numbers, calculating, measuring, geometry, and data-collecting, making basic maths skills easier to understand. Packed with key terms and useful tips to help remember as well as practical examples of math in daily life, Visual Guide to Math is ideal even for reluctant kids. Place value, number bonds, multiplication tables, and fractions are just a few of the math concepts explained and reinforced in a variety of ways for children with different learning styles.Covering everything a young child needs to know, this unique reference book follows the curriculum and provides a strong foundation for math skills through the rest of the school years. A perfect homework help to support children as they take their first steps in math and build confidence.
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  • The Incredible Math Games Book

    DK

    Hardcover (DK Children, July 7, 2015)
    Kid-approved games that instill first math concepts.Roll the dice, move the counters, lift-the-flaps, and learn with this fun-filled, extra-cool math game book for children ages 6-9.The amazing interactive paper engineering in The Incredible Math Games Book will capture and hold your child's attention, making practicing math and play one and the same. With games like Zip to Zero, Shape Stepper, Math Maze, Times Tables Tug-of-War and more, kids will learn key math concepts while having a blast. Everybody wins!
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