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Celebrate Pi Day (Kids)

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 to honor numbers and the world of math. Check out one of these books to explore math concepts or read about a mathematician.

How to be a math wizard by Ann-Marie Imafidon

With 30 activities and crafts that children can play their way through, this kids' book takes the fear out of math--and gives you the skills to become a math expert. Children will find out that being a mathematician isn't just about scrawling numbers on a dusty chalkboard--it's part of our everyday lives! How to Be a Math Wizard teaches kids to think like math pros as they ask mathematical questions and get hands-on with key math concepts. From calculation and numbers; to space, shape, and measure; all core curriculum math topics are covered in creative and engaging ways. This book invites kids to investigate math in a playful, hands-on way, using things from around the house: find out about perimeter by designing and building a mini house, practice multiplication through a game of bingo, sweeten probability through chocolate, and uncover the mystery of coordinates through a treasure map. If you like solving problems, making things, and learning facts, then this is the book for you, mathematician!

I'm trying to love math by Bethany Barton

In a book for those who dislike mathematics, an alien explains the many areas in which math is used, including baking, music, navigation, and measurements.

The girl with a mind for math : the story of Raye Montague by Julia Finley Mosca

Shares the story of Raye Montague, who overcame racism and sexism to achieve her dream of being an engineer, becoming the first woman to lead ship design for the United States Navy.

How to be good at math by Peter Clarke

Offers illustrated, step-by-step explanations of mathematical concepts needed for ages seven to eleven, and grades two to five.

Do not open this math book! : Addition + Subtraction by Danica McKellar

"Addition and subtraction are as easy as 1 + 2 = 3 in this funny and educational book that will have readers embracing math instead of fearing it."--

The boy who loved math : the improbable life of Paul Erds by Deborah Heiligman

Mystery math : a first book of algebra by David A Adler

Introduces readers to algebra by using simple addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to solve equations

You can, toucan, math : word problem-solving fun by David A Adler

Math appeal : mind-stretching math riddles by Greg Tang

Rhyming anecdotes present opportunities for simple math activities and hints for solving

Math for all seasons by Greg Tang

Presents a collection of math riddles showing readers how to solve math problems by looking for patterns, symmetries, and familiar number combinations

The grapes of math : mind-stretching math riddles by Greg Tang

Illustrated riddles introduce strategies for solving a variety of math problems in using visual clues

Grasping mysteries : girls who loved math by Jeannine Atkins

A biographical novel in verse of seven girls from different time periods who used math to explore the mysteries of the universe and grew up to do innovate work that changed history

How many guinea pigs can fit on a plane? : answers to your most clever math questions by Laura Overdeck

Answers to unusual questions, using mathematics. First two questions, as examples: How many birds would it take to pick you up and fly with you?; and, How many bees does it take to make one jar of honey?

Sir Cumference and the Fracton Faire : a math adventure by Cindy Neuschwander

Discovering "Fracton numbers" at a fair where items keep disappearing, Sir Cumference and Lady Di learn an important lesson about the comparative size of fractions while setting a numeric trap for a thief.

Mary Clare likes to share : a math reader by Joy N Hulme

Mary Clare divides treats into halves, thirds, or other fractional parts to make sure that each of her friends or family members can enjoy an equal share

On beyond a million : an amazing math journey by David M Schwartz

Explores counting by powers of ten all the way up to the largest numbers that exist

How many? : a different kind of counting book by Christopher Danielson

"Written by a math educator, this innovative book encourages critical thinking and sparks memorable mathematical conversations. You and your child decide what to count on each page. You have many choices, and the longer you look, the more possibilities you'll notice. There are no wrong answers in this book. As long as you're talking about what you see, think, and wonder, you're talking math!"--

What are the chances? : probability, statistics, ratios, and proportions by Rob Colson

"Introduces the reader to probability, statistics, ratios and proportions."--

Get in shape : Shapes, patterns, position, and direction by Anjana Chatterjee

Master Math applies the Singapore Math teaching method. With a simple and engaging format, guidance for parents and teachers, this is a valuable resource for learning properties, shapes, position and direction

Measuring by Joanna Brundle

Introduces measuring, explaining how to measure height, length, width, speed, weight, and temperature.

Measure it by Bridget Heos

"Kids in a classroom practice measuring favorite objects they brought from home using different units of measurement and comparing the objects"--

Amusement park word problems starring pre-algebra by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson

"Explores methods of solving pre-algebra word problems using amusement park examples"--Provided by publisher

Big truck and car word problems starring multiplication and division by Rebecca Wingard-Nelson

"Explores methods of solving multiplication and division word problems using big truck and car examples"--Provided by publisher

Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race by Margot Lee Shetterly

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes.

I am Albert Einstein by Brad Meltzer

Presents the life of the world-renowned German scientist, describing how his life-long curiosity and ability to question accepted theories led him to develop his famous theory of relatvitiy and win the Noble Prize for Physics.

Who was Albert Einstein? by Jess M Brallier

Reaching for the Moon : the autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson by Katherine G Johnson

"The inspiring autobiography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, who helped launch Apollo 11."--

A computer called Katherine : how Katherine Johnson helped put America on the moon by Suzanne Slade

Biography of NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson.

Ada's ideas : the story of Ada Lovelace, the world's first computer programmer by Fiona Robinson

"A picture book biography of mathematician Ada Lovelace, the first computer programmer, by the award-winning author/illustrator Fiona Robinson"--
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