Middle School Mathematics Literature

Algebra

Author
Grade

Comments
A
Gebra Named Al
Isdell
6-8
Algebra

Website
Equal
Shmequal
Kroll
6-8
Weight;
balance; algebra equations; statistical mean
Website
Kiss
My Math: Showing Pre-Algebra Who’s Boss
McKellar
7-12
Pre-algebra
Knots
on a Counting Rope
Martin
& Archambault
PK-3 Problem
solving; algebra; Native American tale
Secrets,
Lies and Algebra
Lichtman
6-8
An 8th-grade
math detective discovers variables
Tuck
Everlasting
Babbitt
4-8
Time, exponential
numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates
Webpage
Decimal,
Percent, Ratio & Proportion

Author
Grade

Comments
Animal
Farm
Orwell
6-8 
Percent
of increase in foodstuffs (p. 81)
Gulliver’s
Travels
Swift
7-12 
Ratio,
proportion, measurement      Webpage
Holes Sachar
6-8
Ratio, proportion,
data collection, percent
Website
Math
Curse
Scieszka
6-12
Permutations,
problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume
Website
The
Phantom Tollbooth
Juster
4-6
Ratio &
proportion; many other mathematical concepts
The
Principal’s New Clothes
Calmenson
6-9
Permutations;
ratio; proportion
Website
Saturday
Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
Shields
6-10
Measurement;
ratio; proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area &
volume; statistics; 3-D figures; perspective
Website
Tuck
Everlasting
Babbitt
4-8
Time, exponential
numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates
Webpage
Fractions

Author
Grade

Comments
Fraction
Action
Leedy
6-8
Fractions,
equivalent fractions, numerator/denominator, operations on fractions
Website
Powers
of Ten
Eames &
Eames
1-12
Flipbook
with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten
Geometry

Author
Grade

Comments
A
Cloak for the Dreamer
Friedman
6-7
Patterns,
geometric shapes, tessellation, tiling
Website
A
Wrinkle in Time
L’Engle
4-8
Dimensions     
Webpage    Website
Catherine
called Birdy
Cushman
6-12
2-D shapes;
length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence
Website
Cat’s
Crade, Owl’s Eyes: A Book of STring Games
Gryski
4-12
Paper folding
with stories
Chasing
Vermeer
Balliett
4-10
Geometric
shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages,
historical mathematics
Chronicles
of Narnia
Lewis
8-12
Perimeter;
circumference; radius; area; Venn diagram
Website
Cut
Down to Size at High Noon: A Math Adventure
Sundby
4-8
Ratio, scale
factor
The
Fly on the Ceiling
Glass
5-9

Coordinate
grid; plotting points
Website

Grandfather
Tang’s Story
Tompert
6-8
Geometric
shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving
Website
The
Hands-On Marvelous Ball Book

Hansen-Smith
4-8
Geometric
constructions with paper plates and hairpins

Harry
Potter books

Rowling
4-8
Add/subtract;
fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry      
Webpage
How
to Make Super Pop-Ups
Irvine
3-12
Pop-ups
including the Great Pyramid (tetrahedron)
Imperial
Earth
Clarke
8-12
Pentominoes
in chapter 7
Pentominoes
     Online
Jim
& the Beanstalk
Briggs
4-6
Coordinate
plane; Pythagorean theorem
Maps,
Tracks and the Bridges of Konigsberg: A Book About Networks
Holt
6-12
Networks;
graph theory; problem solving
More
Murderous Math
(Spanish)
Poskitt
4-8
Measurement;
geometry
Mummy
Math: An Adventure in Geometry
Neuschwander
6-8
Geometric
solids & shapes; nets; spatial reasoning
Website
Rubber
Bands, Baseballs, and Doughnuts: A Book About Topology
Froman
6-12 
Topology;
rubber sheet geometry
Saturday
Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
Shields
6-10
Measurement;
ratio/proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area &
volume; statistics; 3-D figures; perspective
Website
Sir
Cumference & the Dragon of Pi
Neuschwander
6-10
Geometric
shapes, construction, deconstruction, spatial visualization
Website
Sir
Cumference & the First Roundtable
Neuschwander
6-10
Geometric
shapes; construction/ deconstruction; spatial visualization
Website
Sir
Cumference & the Great Knight of Angleland
Neuschwander
6-10
Obtuse
angles, right angles, acute angles, straight angles, protractor
Website
Sir
Cumference & the Sword in the Cone
Neuschwander
6-10
Geometric
solids; cones; volume; Euler’s Law
Website
The Calder
Game
Balliett
4-7
Geometry,
codes, mazes
The
Warlord’s Puzzle
Pilegard
6-12
Measurement;
area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures
Weslandia Fleischman
6-8
Time;
protractor; angles; number system; sundial
Website
What’s
Your Angle, Pythagoras? A Math Adventure
Ellis
6-12
Pythagorean
Theorem, right triangles, angles
The
Wright 3
Balliett
4-7
Geometry,
art, codes
Logic
& Reasoning

Author
Grade

Comments
5-Minute
Math Problem of the Day
Miller &
Lee
4-8
Brainteasers
to start class
A
Tangled Tale
Carroll
 
Ten mathematical
story puzzles
Chasing
Vermeer
Balliett
4-10
Geometric
shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages,
historical mathematics
Grandfather
Tang’s Story
Tompert
6-8
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
5-8
Number systems;
problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion
Website
More
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School
Sacher
4-8
Puzzles
for logic & reasoning
Sideways
Arithmetic from Wayside School

Sacher
4-8
Introduction
to variables; logic & reasoning
The
Sneaky Square & Other Math Activities for Kids
Sharp
4-6
139
mathematical activities; estimation; problem solving; puzzles; calculator
exercises
The Calder
Game
Balliett
4-7
Geometry,
codes, mazes
The
Warlord’s Puzzle
Pilegard
6-12
Measurement;
area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures
Measurement

Author
Grade

Comments
Araminta’s
Paint Box
Ackerman
  Maps and
milege
Catherine
called Birdy
Cushman
6-12
2-D shapes;
length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence
Website
Counting
on Frank
Clement
6-8
Estimation;
nonstandard measurement; probability
Website
Equal
Shmequal
Kroll
6-8
Weight;
balance; algebra equations; statistical mean
Website
Grandfather
Tang’s Story
Tompert
6-8
Geometric
shapes, spatial reasoning, perimeter, problem solving
Website
Gulliver’s
Travels
Swift
7-12 
Ratio,
proportion, measurement      Webpage
How
Much & How Many
Bendick
5-9
History
of weights/measures
Math
Curse
Scieszka
6-12
Permutations,
problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume
Website
Moja
Means One
Feelings
5-8
Number systems;
problem solving; logic & reasoning; measurement; conversion
Website
One
Hundred Hungry Ants
Pinczes
6-8
Measurement,
multiplication arrays, division, converting units, money
Webpage
   Webpage
Powers
of Ten
Eames &
Eames
1-12
Flipbook
with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten
Saturday
Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
Shields
6-10
Measurement;
ratio & proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area
& volume; statistics; 3-D figures; perspective
Website
Spaghetti
& Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story
Burns
6-8
Perimeter,
area, arrangements
The
Warlord’s Puzzle
Pilegard
6-12
Measurement;
area; perimeter; fractions; geometric figures
Number
Sense

Author
Grade

Comments
1,
2, 3, Infinity: Facts & Speculations of Science
Gamow 8-12 Historical
and interesting number facts and stories
A
Grain of Rice
Pittman
6-9
Place &
face value; powers of two
Website
Alice
in Wonderland
Carroll
6-12
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
6-8
Multiplication
facts, number sense
Website
The Calder
Game
Balliett
4-7
Geometry,
codes, mazes
Catherine
Called Birdy
Cushman
6-12
2-D shapes;
length; metric system conversion; Fibonacci sequence
Website
Chasing
Vermeer
Balliett
4-10
Geometric
shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages,
historical mathematics
How
the Other Half Thinks
Stein   Imaginary
numbers
Imperial
Earth
Clarke
8-12
Pentominoes
in chapter 7
Pentominoes
     Online
Math
Curse
Scieszka
6-12
Permutations,
problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume
Website
Moja
Means One
Feelings
5-8
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
6-12
Numeracy
from interesting number sequences to exponents & matrices
Powers
of Ten
Eames &
Eames
1-12
Flipbook
with pictures dilating/shrinking with powers of ten
The
Wright 3
Balliett
4-7
Geometry,
art, codes
Tuck
Everlasting
Babbitt
4-8
Time, exponential
numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates
Webpage
Uno’s
Garden
Base
1-8
Sequences,
prime numbers, multiplication as repeated addition, squared and cubed
numbers
Probability
& Statistics

Author
Grade

Comments
"A
Rice Sandwich" from A
House on Mango Street
Cisneros
4-8
Permutations;
estimation; money; multiplication

Website
All
Mixed Up!
Gukova
4-7
Permutations
Website
A
Million Fish…More or Less
McKissack
6-8
Bar graph;
statistics; data table; mean/median/mode; scatterplot; trend line
Website
A
Wrinkle in Time
L’Engle
4-8
Data analysis
& probability
Website
The
Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County
Twain
Mean, median,
range     
Webpage
Counting
on Frank
Clement
6-8
Estimation;
nonstandard measurement; probability
Website
Dinosaur
Data Book
Lambert
 
Graphs
Do
You Wanna Bet?
Cushman
5-8
Probability;
chance
Equal
Shmequal
Kroll
6-8
Weight;
balance; algebra equations; statistical mean
Website
Guinness
Book of Records
Time Inc
4-12 
Graphs
Harry
Potter books
Rowling
4-8 
Add/subtract;
fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry      
Webpage
Holes Sachar
6-8
Ratio, proportion,
data collection, percent
Website
The
Inch Boy
(oop)
Morimoto
4-8
Japanese
fairy tale; height mean/median/mode
(LESSON: MTMS May 08, 538-542)
In
the Next Three Seconds
Morgan
3-6
Statistical
prediction
Jumanji Van
Allsburg
4-8
Data
analysis & probability
Math
Curse
Scieszka
6-12
Permutations,
problem solving, timeline, average, sequence, percent, vocabulary, volume
Website
Moja
Means One
Feelings
5-8
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
9-12
Data in
T-table; graphing; prediction; problem solving
Website
The
Principal’s New Clothes
Calmenson
6-9
Permutations;
ratio; proportion
Website
Saturday
Night at the Dinosaur Stomp
Shields
6-10
Measurement;
ratio; proportion; coordinate system; symmetry; transformation; area &
volume; statistics; 3-D figures; perspective
Website
Tuck
Everlasting
Babbitt
4-8
Time, exponential
numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates
Webpage
Historical

Author
Grade

Comments
A
Grain of Rice
Pittman
6-9
Place &
face value; powers of two
Website
American
Girl series
(various)
6-8
Historical
based facts & figures

Alice
in Pastaland

Wright
 

Accompanying “Pasta Math” ideabook
Chasing
Vermeer
Balliett
4-10
Geometric
shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages,
historical mathematics
Mathematicians
are People Too
Reimer &
Reimer
3-7
Biographies
of mathematicians
The
Fly on the Ceiling
Glass
4-6
Historical
fiction; Descartes; coordinate plane
The
Man Who Counted
Tahan
4-6
Collection
of Arabic Nights adventures
Tuck
Everlasting
Babbitt
4-8
Time, exponential
numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates
Webpage
Uncle
Petros & Goldbach’s Conjecture
 Doxiadas
9-12
A boy
& his uncle attempt to solve the famous Goldbach conjecture
Miscellaneous

Author
Grade

Comments

Boss
for a Week
(oop)

Handy
6-8

Days of week, calendar

Captives
of Time

Bosse
7-10

Time travel; first clock
Chasing
Vermeer
Balliett
4-10
Geometric
shapes, patterns, symmetry, Roman numerals, pentominoes, secret messages,
historical mathematics
The
Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics
Juster
4-6
A mathematical
romance
Do
the Math #2: The Writing on the Wall
Lichtman 5-10 Algebra,
variables, and much more
Do
the Math: Secrets, Lies and Algebra
Lichtman
5-10
Inequalities,
graphs, percent, imaginary numbers, infinity, non-Euclidean geomety and
much more…

The
Essential Arithmeticks

(Spanish)

Poskitt
4-6
Series
of funny stories about math
The
Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places
Lee
& O’Reilly
4-6
Real
life mathematics and historical mathematicians
Harry
Potter books
Rowling
4-8 
Add/subtract;
fractions; statistics; money conversion; geometry      
Webpage
Jayden’s
Rescue
Tumanov
4-6

Fantasy
novel; problem solving

Math
Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind
or Breaking a Nail
McKellar
5-8
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
3-6
Rumpelstilskin
gets revenge using math
Pythagoras
Eagle and the Music of the Spheres
Nolting
6-8
Mathematically
talented orphan interacts with patterns in math, nature and music
Sideways
Stories from Wayside School
Sacher
4-8
Crazy
short stories; 30 floors in school
Tuck
Everlasting
Babbitt
4-8
Time, exponential
numbers, graphing, ratio, proportion, rates
Webpage
The
Unknowns: A Mystery
Carey
6-12
Friends
solve mystery through mathematical problem solving