As established by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) April is Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month! Here are a few resources from the Grant Wood Area Education Agency's Media Library to help promote interest, application and understanding of mathematics.
These materials and more can be reserved through our Media Library Catalog.
|"Arithmechicks Play Fair — A Math Story" by Ann Marie Stephens and Jia Liu
"As the Arithmechicks explore the fair, they find ways to show how fractions work in the world. But when one chick doesn't get to select an activity, the day doesn't go according to plan until the chicks decide they all need to play fair."
|"Math Maker Lab" by Michelle Crane, Sam Kennedy, Rachel Thompson and the Smithsonian Institution.
"This resource is designed to appeal to math geeks and those that prefer practical projects. To complete these engaging projects, kids don't need to be math geniuses or even know how to use a calculator. Each task comes with easy-to-follow instructions, photographs, and illustrations."
|Mathical Award Winning Book Kits
"The Mathical Book Prize is an annual award for fiction and nonfiction books that inspire children to see math in the world around them." Comes with 10 books.
|Teacher resources for developing student math skills and concepts — including ideas for centers, projects and journals. (Grades K-5)|
|Math read aloud kits: Picture books and accompanying resources for math concepts. (K-5)|
|A digital toolkit for teachers to help students build fact fluency. (K-5)|
The media library has a number of professional titles related to math including