Middle School Mathematics Literature
Algebra 

Grade


A Gebra Named Al 
Isdell 
68

Algebra Website 
Equal Shmequal 
Kroll 
68

Weight; balance; algebra equations; statistical mean Website 
Kiss My Math: Showing PreAlgebra Who’s Boss 
McKellar 
712

Prealgebra 
Knots on a Counting Rope 
Martin & Archambault 
PK3  Problem solving; algebra; Native American tale 
Secrets, Lies and Algebra 
Lichtman 
68

An 8thgrade math detective discovers variables 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48

Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Decimal,
Percent, Ratio & Proportion 

Grade


Animal Farm 
Orwell 
68

Percent of increase in foodstuffs (p. 81) 
Gulliver’s Travels 
Swift 
712

Ratio, proportion, measurement Webpage 
Holes  Sachar 
68

Ratio, proportion, data collection, percent Website 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612

Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
The Phantom Tollbooth 
Juster 
46

Ratio & proportion; many other mathematical concepts 
The Principal’s New Clothes 
Calmenson 
69

Permutations; ratio; proportion Website 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610

Measurement; ratio; proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48

Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Fractions


Grade


Fraction Action 
Leedy 
68

Fractions, equivalent fractions, numerator/denominator, operations on fractions Website 
Powers of Ten 
Eames & Eames 
112

Flipbook with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten 
Geometry


Grade


A Cloak for the Dreamer 
Friedman 
67

Patterns, geometric shapes, tessellation, tiling Website 
A Wrinkle in Time 
L’Engle 
48

Dimensions Webpage Website 
Catherine called Birdy 
Cushman 
612

2D shapes; length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence Website 
Cat’s Crade, Owl’s Eyes: A Book of STring Games 
Gryski 
412

Paper folding with stories 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410

Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
Chronicles of Narnia 
Lewis 
812

Perimeter; circumference; radius; area; Venn diagram Website 
Cut Down to Size at High Noon: A Math Adventure 
Sundby 
48

Ratio, scale factor 
The Fly on the Ceiling 
Glass 
59

Coordinate 
Grandfather Tang’s Story 
Tompert 
68

Geometric shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving Website 
The HandsOn Marvelous Ball Book 
HansenSmith 
48

Geometric constructions with paper plates and hairpins 
Rowling 
48

Add/subtract; fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry Webpage 

How to Make Super PopUps 
Irvine 
312

Popups including the Great Pyramid (tetrahedron) 
Imperial Earth 
Clarke 
812

Pentominoes in chapter 7 Pentominoes Online 
Jim & the Beanstalk 
Briggs 
46

Coordinate plane; Pythagorean theorem 
Maps, Tracks and the Bridges of Konigsberg: A Book About Networks 
Holt 
612

Networks; graph theory; problem solving 
More Murderous Math (Spanish) 
Poskitt 
48

Measurement; geometry 
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry 
Neuschwander 
68

Geometric solids & shapes; nets; spatial reasoning Website 
Rubber Bands, Baseballs, and Doughnuts: A Book About Topology 
Froman 
612

Topology; rubber sheet geometry 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610

Measurement; ratio/proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Sir Cumference & the Dragon of Pi 
Neuschwander 
610

Geometric shapes, construction, deconstruction, spatial visualization Website 
Sir Cumference & the First Roundtable 
Neuschwander 
610

Geometric shapes; construction/ deconstruction; spatial visualization Website 
Sir Cumference & the Great Knight of Angleland 
Neuschwander 
610

Obtuse angles, right angles, acute angles, straight angles, protractor Website 
Sir Cumference & the Sword in the Cone 
Neuschwander 
610

Geometric solids; cones; volume; Euler’s Law Website 
The Calder Game 
Balliett 
47

Geometry, codes, mazes 
The Warlord’s Puzzle 
Pilegard 
612

Measurement; area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures 
Weslandia  Fleischman 
68

Time; protractor; angles; number system; sundial Website 
What’s Your Angle, Pythagoras? A Math Adventure 
Ellis 
612

Pythagorean Theorem, right triangles, angles 
The Wright 3 
Balliett 
47

Geometry, art, codes 
Logic
& Reasoning 

Grade


5Minute Math Problem of the Day 
Miller & Lee 
48

Brainteasers to start class 
A Tangled Tale 
Carroll 

Ten mathematical story puzzles 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410

Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
Grandfather Tang’s Story 
Tompert 
68

Geometric shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving Website 
Mathematical History: Activities, Stories, Puzzles, and Games 
Gonzales, Mitchell & Stone 
Mathematical activities, puzzles, stories & games from history 

Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58

Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
More Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School 
Sacher 
48

Puzzles for logic & reasoning 
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School 
Sacher 
48

Introduction to variables; logic & reasoning 
The Sneaky Square & Other Math Activities for Kids 
Sharp 
46

139 mathematical activities; estimation; problem solving; puzzles; calculator exercises 
The Calder Game 
Balliett 
47

Geometry, codes, mazes 
The Warlord’s Puzzle 
Pilegard 
612

Measurement; area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures 
Measurement


Grade


Araminta’s Paint Box 
Ackerman 
Maps and milege 

Catherine called Birdy 
Cushman 
612

2D shapes; length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence Website 
Counting on Frank 
Clement 
68

Estimation; nonstandard measurement; probability Website 
Equal Shmequal 
Kroll 
68

Weight; balance; algebra equations; statistical mean Website 
Grandfather Tang’s Story 
Tompert 
68

Geometric shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving Website 
Gulliver’s Travels 
Swift 
712

Ratio, proportion, measurement Webpage 
How Much & How Many 
Bendick 
59

History of weights/measures 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612

Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58

Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
One Hundred Hungry Ants 
Pinczes 
68

Measurement, multiplication arrays, division, converting units, money Webpage Webpage 
Powers of Ten 
Eames & Eames 
112

Flipbook with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610

Measurement; ratio & proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Spaghetti & Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story 
Burns 
68

Perimeter, area, arrangements 
The Warlord’s Puzzle 
Pilegard 
612

Measurement; area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures 
Number
Sense 

Grade


1, 2, 3, Infinity: Facts & Speculations of Science 
Gamow  812  Historical and interesting number facts and stories 
A Grain of Rice 
Pittman 
69

Place & face value; powers of two Website 
Alice in Wonderland 
Carroll 
612

Exponents; scientific notation; logarithms Video#2: Alice to the Moon 
Anno�s Hat Tricks 
Anno 

Binary logic 
Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar 
Anno 

Factorials Lesson Website 
Best of Times 
Tang 
68

Multiplication facts, number sense Website 
The Calder Game 
Balliett 
47

Geometry, codes, mazes 
Catherine Called Birdy 
Cushman 
612

2D shapes; length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence Website 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410

Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
How the Other Half Thinks 
Stein  Imaginary numbers 

Imperial Earth 
Clarke 
812

Pentominoes in chapter 7 Pentominoes Online 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612

Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58

Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
More M&M Chocolate Candies Math 
McGrath 
6

Bar graph; estimation; average; multiplication; division Website 
Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure (Spanish) 
Enzensberger 
612

Numeracy from interesting number sequences to exponents & matrices 
Powers of Ten 
Eames & Eames 
112

Flipbook with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten 
The Wright 3 
Balliett 
47

Geometry, art, codes 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48

Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Uno’s Garden 
Base 
18

Sequences, prime numbers, multiplication as repeated addition, squared and cubed numbers 
Probability
& Statistics 

Grade


"A Rice Sandwich" from A House on Mango Street 
Cisneros 
48

Permutations; estimation; money; multiplication Website 
All Mixed Up! 
Gukova 
47

Permutations Website 
A Million Fish…More or Less 
McKissack 
68

Bar graph; statistics; data table; mean/median/mode; scatterplot; trend line Website 
A Wrinkle in Time 
L’Engle 
48

Data analysis & probability Website 
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 
Twain  Mean, median, range Webpage 

Counting on Frank 
Clement 
68

Estimation; nonstandard measurement; probability Website 
Dinosaur Data Book 
Lambert 

Graphs 
Do You Wanna Bet? 
Cushman 
58

Probability; chance 
Equal Shmequal 
Kroll 
68

Weight; balance; algebra equations; statistical mean Website 
Guinness Book of Records 
Time Inc 
412

Graphs 
Harry Potter books 
Rowling 
48

Add/subtract; fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry Webpage 
Holes  Sachar 
68

Ratio, proportion, data collection, percent Website 
The Inch Boy (oop) 
Morimoto 
48

Japanese fairy tale; height mean/median/mode (LESSON: MTMS May 08, 538542) 
In the Next Three Seconds 
Morgan 
36

Statistical prediction 
Jumanji  Van Allsburg 
48

Data analysis & probability 
Math Curse 
Scieszka 
612

Permutations, problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume Website 
Moja Means One 
Feelings 
58

Number systems; problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion Website 
More M&M Chocolate Candies Math 
McGrath 
6

Bar graph; estimation; average; multiplication; division Website 
Pit and the Pendulum 
Poe 
912

Data in Ttable; graphing; prediction; problem solving Website 
The Principal’s New Clothes 
Calmenson 
69

Permutations; ratio; proportion Website 
Saturday Night at the Dinosaur Stomp 
Shields 
610

Measurement; ratio; proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area & volume; statistics; 3D figures; perspective Website 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48

Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Historical


Grade


A Grain of Rice 
Pittman 
69

Place & face value; powers of two Website 
American Girl series 
(various) 
68

Historical based facts & figures 
Alice in Pastaland 
Wright 

Accompanying “Pasta Math” ideabook 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410

Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
Mathematicians are People Too 
Reimer & Reimer 
37

Biographies of mathematicians 
The Fly on the Ceiling 
Glass 
46

Historical fiction; Descartes; coordinate plane 
The Man Who Counted 
Tahan 
46

Collection of Arabic Nights adventures 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48

Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
Uncle Petros & Goldbach’s Conjecture 
Doxiadas 
912

A boy & his uncle attempt to solve the famous Goldbach conjecture 
Miscellaneous


Grade


Boss for a Week (oop) 
Handy 
68

Days of week, calendar 
Captives of Time 
Bosse 
710

Time travel; first clock 
Chasing Vermeer 
Balliett 
410

Geometric shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages, historical mathematics 
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics 
Juster 
46

A mathematical romance 
Do the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall 
Lichtman  510  Algebra, variables, and much more 
Do the Math: Secrets, Lies and Algebra 
Lichtman 
510

Inequalities, graphs, percent, imaginary numbers, infinity, nonEuclidean geomety and much more… 
The 
Poskitt 
46

Series of funny stories about math 
The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places 
Lee & O’Reilly 
46

Real life mathematics and historical mathematicians 
Harry Potter books 
Rowling 
48

Add/subtract; fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry Webpage 
Jayden’s Rescue 
Tumanov 
46

Fantasy 
Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail 
McKellar 
58

Factors, fractions, decimals, percent, algebra 
Math Talk: Mathematical Ideas in Poems for 2 Voices 
Pappas  Mathematical poems to be read aloud by 2 people 

Multiplying Menace: The Revenge Of Rumpelstiltskin 
Calvert 
36

Rumpelstilskin gets revenge using math 
Pythagoras Eagle and the Music of the Spheres 
Nolting 
68

Mathematically talented orphan interacts with patterns in math, nature and music 
Sideways Stories from Wayside School 
Sacher 
48

Crazy short stories; 30 floors in school 
Tuck Everlasting 
Babbitt 
48

Time, exponential numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates Webpage 
The Unknowns: A Mystery 
Carey 
612

Friends solve mystery through mathematical problem solving 