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Use the search filters below to return results. Keep an eye out for some of my top favorites-- my "BookSmart Picks"-- that are sure to entertain and educate your kids! And, many activities use common materials you likely have at home already. Look for entries marked with the "Common Items" icon to find activities that shouldn't require any purchase.

There are not a lot of data games out there, but this is one way to practice creating line plots and discussing data in an engaging way. Ask your kids questions about the data they collect: What is the minimum? The maximum? What is the mode? The median? For older kids…

There are not a lot of data games out there, but this is one way to practice creating line plots and discussing data in an engaging way. Ask your kids questions about the data they collect: What is the minimum? The maximum? What is the mode? The median? For older kids, you can even bring in a bit of probability, asking your child about the probability of rolling each number on the dice.

Use weather data to track the temperature over the course of a week or month. This is excellent practice for using a data chart, finding data landmarks, and creating a line graph.

Use weather data to track the temperature over the course of a week or month. This is excellent practice for using a data chart, finding data landmarks, and creating a line graph. With collected data, there are many questions that can be considered and answered. And, upon graphing the data there is ample opportunity to decorate so the information jumps off the page!

Milo is bored with his life until a tollbooth appears in his bedroom from out of nowhere. When he goes through it, he enters another world in which many of his adventures relate to math…

Milo is bored with his life until a tollbooth appears in his bedroom from out of nowhere. When he goes through it, he enters another world in which many of his adventures relate to math. On pages 110-114, the concept of comparable size is addressed, with thinking about size from different perspectives. On page 171, there is a road sign listing distances; ask your child where is there faulty reasoning between Milo and Humbug? Discuss with your child different measurements and when they might be used (ex: When would you use millimeters? What about kilometers?). In chapter 15, the concept of infinity is explained and discussed, and on page 186 negative numbers are addressed. On page 188, the order of operations is explained; ask your child what other things they can think of that have to be done in a certain order. Averages are described on page 195; ask your child whether they think the partial boy’s explanation on page 196 is reasonable. Then on pages 226-227, collecting data is discussed. Which questions are reasonable and which are not? Why? Take a look together at the U.S. Census data—what questions do they ask? Which answers would it make sense to calculate averages?

Covering Costa Rica, the rainforest, and the local wildlife, this book includes data, arithmetic, and measurement…

Covering Costa Rica, the rainforest, and the local wildlife, this book includes data, arithmetic, and measurement.

This book uses U.S. weather to cover area, elapsed time, data, and graphing…

This book uses U.S. weather to cover area, elapsed time, data, and graphing.

Using the topic of Australian animals, this book covers arithmetic, data, and graphing…

Using the topic of Australian animals, this book covers arithmetic, data, and graphing.

The main character, a young girl, hears her teacher announce that everything can be thought of as a math problem, and suddenly feels she is under a math curse. She now sees everything in her life as a math problem…

The main character, a young girl, hears her teacher announce that everything can be thought of as a math problem, and suddenly feels she is under a math curse. She now sees everything in her life as a math problem. Some of the problems she encounters involve real math, like asking how many quarts are in a gallon, while others are there for humor like asking whether tuna fish + tuna fish = fournafish. This is a fun, energetic book filled with numerous references to different math concepts (measurement, multiplication, addition, subtraction, fractions, estimation, and data) that kids would enjoy as both a read-aloud and for revisiting on their own.

As soon as Tyrannosaurus Math was born he started doing math in his everyday life. Throughout the book he uses arithmetic, skip counting, symmetry, graphing data, shapes, measurement, and estimation as he notices the world around him…

As soon as Tyrannosaurus Math was born he started doing math in his everyday life. Throughout the book he uses arithmetic, skip counting, symmetry, graphing data, shapes, measurement, and estimation as he notices the world around him, and even finds a way to help his sister after an earthquake using math.

Only one kid at camp gets to wear the grizzly costume in the end of camp parade, and several kids are vying for the spot. Using percentages and pie charts, the results of three polls as well as the final results are shown. It also reinforces throughout that 100% is the whole, in this case the whole camp…

Only one kid at camp gets to wear the grizzly costume in the end of camp parade, and several kids are vying for the spot. Using percentages and pie charts, the results of three polls as well as the final results are shown. It also reinforces throughout that 100% is the whole, in this case the whole camp.

Taking place at a school picnic, this story explores combinations. A group of children have organized a sundae booth at the picnic, and allow others to pick out which flavors and which toppings they want, while Winnie (the adult) shows their choices on a large blackboard, displaying the possible combinations…

Taking place at a school picnic, this story explores combinations. A group of children have organized a sundae booth at the picnic, and allow others to pick out which flavors and which toppings they want, while Winnie (the adult) shows their choices on a large blackboard, displaying the possible combinations.

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