Mathematics and Literature

Number Concept

·         Ahlberg, Allen and Amstutz, Andre. Ten in a Bed, Penguin Group, London England:1989.

·         Anno, Mitsumasa, R. Briggs, N. Ye Popov, A. Kayashi, G. Calvi, L. and D. Dillion, Z. Chengliang, and R. Brooks. All in a Day, Philomel Books, New York:1986.

·         Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting Book, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, New York: 1975

·         Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Counting House, Philomel Books, New York: 1982.

·         Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar, Philomel Books, New York: 1983.

·         Anno, Mitsumasa. Anno's Magic Seeds, Philomel Books, New York.

·         Burningham, John. Around the World in Eighty Days, Thirty Bedford Square, London: 1972.

·         Hong, Lily Toy. Two of Everythin, Albert Whitman and Company, Morton Grove, Illinois: 1993.

·         Hutchings, Pat. The Doorbell Rang, Scholastic Inc. New York: 1986.

·         Hutchings, Pat. 1 Hunter, Greenwillow Books, New York: 1982.

·         Pomerantz, Charlotte and Dyanne DiSalvo-Ryan, The Half-Birthday Party, Clarion Books, New York: 1984.

·         Schwartz, David and Steven Kellogg. How Much is a Million?, A Mulberry Paperback Book, New York: 1985.

·         Sloat, Teri. From One to One Hundred, Dutton Children's Books, New York: 1991.

Shape and Space

·         Anno, Mitsumasa. Topsy-Turvies. Philomel Books, New York: 1989.

·         Burns, Marilyn and Gordon Silveria. The Greedy Triangle, Scholastic Inc., New York: 1994.

·         Friedman, Aileen and Kim Howard. A Cloak for the Dreamer, Scholastic, Inc., New York: 1994.

·         Snape, Charles and Heather Scott. Puzzles, Mazes and Numbers, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1995.

·         Tompert, A. and Robert Parker. Grandfather Tang's Story, Crown Publishers Inc.

·         Barker Lottridge, Celia and Karen Patkau. One Watermelon Seed. Oxford University Press, Toronto: 1986.

·         Crew's Donald. Ten Black Dots. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York: 1968

·         Demi. One Grain of Rice, Scholastic Press Inc.,New York: 1997.

·         McCloskey, Kevin. Mrs. Fritz's Flamingos, Lathrop, Lee and Shepard Books, New York: 1992.

·         McKibbon, Hugh and Scott Cameron. The Token Gift, Annick Press Ltd. Toronto: 1996.

·         Singer, Marilyn and Judy Glaser. A Clue in a Code, Harper and Row Publishers: 1985.

Data Analysis

·         Anno, Mitsumasa and Tuyosi Mori. Socrates and the Three Little Pigs, Philomel Books, New York: 1986.

·         Freedman, Russell. ANIMAL SUPERSTARS biggest, strongest, fastest, smartest, Prentice-Hall Inc., New Jersey: 1981.

·         Geringer, Laura and Arnold Lobel. A Three Day Hat, Harper and Row Publishers: 1985.

·         Nozaki, Akihiro and Mitsumasa Anno. Anno's Hat Tricks, Philomel Books, New York: 1985.

General Reference

·         Braddon, Katheryn, Nancy Hall and Dale Taylor. Math Through Children's Literature: Making the NCTM Standards Come Alive, Teacher Ideas Press, Colorado: 1993.

·         Burns, Marilyn. Math and Literature (K-3) Book One, Math Solutions Publications, New York: 1992.

·         Griffiths, Rachel and Margaret Clyne. Books You Can Count On: Linking Mathematics and Literature, Heinemann Educational Books Inc., New Hampshire: 1988.

·         Scieszka, Jon and Lane Smith. Math and Literature (K-3) Book Two, Math Solutions Publications, New York: 1995.

·         Within, David and Sandra Wilde. Read any Good Math Lately? Children's Books for Mathematical Learning, K-6, Heinemann Educational Boks, Inc., New Hampshire: 1992.

Math Websites



Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival

The University of Mississippi Problem of the Week

Shell Center Performance Tasks

Richard Wiseman Posts a Problem Every Friday

Newton Math Challenges


Set Game

Interactive Mathematics Miscellany and Puzzles

K-12 Math Puzzles from the Math Forum


Mixed Up Math

Middle School Problem of the Week

Word Problems For Kids – Grades 5 to 12


Computational  Math Problems

Archive or Riddles and Puzzles

Archimedes Lab

Great Unsolved Problems in Mathematics

Stella’s Stunners


Commercial sites (for elementary math games) (animal math for elementary education)

 Math Links

·         Alberta High School Math Competition (suggested by Bill Sands)

·         Canadian Mathematical Society, contains a multitude of hot links to useful math education sites (suggested by Michael Stone).

Links for Teachers

  • WiredMath A team of mathematics teachers from the field has partnered with the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo to create a series of ONLINE mathematical tools and activities for elementary and secondary schools


·         Alberta Teachers' Association

·         British Columbia Association of Mathematics Teachers

·         Ontario Association for Mathematics Education

·         Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium

·         Central Alberta Regional Consortium

·         Southern Alberta Professional Development Consortium

·         Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium

·         Learning Network Educational Services

·         Consortium Provincial Francophone

·         Calgary Regional Consortium

·         Northwest Regional Learning Consortium


Math Links for Parents

·         WiredMath A team of mathematics teachers from the field has partnered with the Centre for Education in Mathematics and Computing (CEMC) at the University of Waterloo to create a series of ONLINE mathematical tools and activities for elementary and secondary schools

·         Alberta Achievement Test Information for gardes 3, 6, and 9 in Language Arts, French Language Arts, Mathematics, Mathematiques, Social Studies, and Science. This site is currently under development, but will contain test results, test information, samples of student work , etc. Check back often to see what has been added to this site.

  • Alberta Diploma Examinations - Grade 12 Diploma Examination Archive with answer keys.
  • Helping Your Child Learn Math. Published by the US Department of Education, but closely related to the Alberta Mathematics Curriculum for kindergarten to grade 6. Contains numerous mathematics activities that parents can explore with their children.
  • Our Students, Our Future. A new publication that provides an overview of of the education system in Alberta, kindergarten to grade 12.
  • Parents, Your First Teachers! Contains information on schools and school choices, student results and assessment, and curriculum resources. Follow the Curriculum Resources link to access the Curriculum Handbooks for Parents for grades k to 9.
  • WebMath at is a math-help site that aims to provide immediate help over the Internet with a particular math problem that children might be facing.

 Last Revised: November 2013