Avoiding the loss of math skills this summer does not have to mean days of dreary worksheets and homework for your children. Teach them to love math by checking out these books from the library:
- The Lemonade War— This exciting tale from children’s author Jacqueline Davies shows the application of math through the eyes of a lemonade stand rivalry for young protagonist and fourth-grader Evan Treski.
- The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure— Need we say more? This book from Hans Magnus Enzensberger is best suited for more advanced readers (or as a bedtime reading book) and follows a child’s adventures into new worlds with the “number devil.”
- The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets— Simon Singh delivers an insightful analysis into the mathematics behind the longest-running animated show of all time. D’oh!
- Chasing Vermeer— This mystery novel from Blue Balliet follows two students who must rely on their powers of reasoning and problem solving to crack an international art scandal.
- Sir Cumference and the First Round Table Adventure— Geometry and humor converge in this delightful novel from authors Cindy Neuschwander and Wayne Geehan. Check out the whole series!