• Searchable Terms - Mathematics
     
    If you are searching for a picture book to teach a specific mathematics concept, the SCASD elementary librarians have created a way for you to easily find one.  Specific titles have been identified as great choices for each of the concepts defined below. 
     
    To locate these books, please follow these directions:
    • Go to your school's catalog web page  
    • Broaden your search by setting the location to Elementary Schools (please see the screen capture below) rather than narrowing the search to just your specific building.

                                                Screen Shot

    • In the Find box, type in the letters ELA followed by the specific searchable term from the list belowfor example:  ELA Calendar -- the ELA makes the search work much more specifically for you
    • Click on the Keyword search button
    • Review the list of suggested titles from all of the elementary schools in the district
    • Check out the book or books that you think will work best for your lesson -- remember, you may borrow books from other school libraries by using the Hold option (please check with your library's staff for help with this, as needed) OR
    • Click here for directions on how to request a book from another library.

    The following mathematics terms are searchable -- for best results, please use each term as it specifically appears below (for example, use the plural version of the term as noted below rather than the singular version).  A definition of each term is provided for your convenience.

    If you have any suggestions of additional titles that are great to use when teaching any of these concepts, please feel free to let your librarian know so it could be added to the list. Your suggestions are welcomed and appreciated.
     
    FYI:  Due to the way keyword searching works, some random titles that are not math-related may occasionally appear in your search results. 

    Addition  
    Area   
    Arrays  
    Calendar (also try searching specific days of the week, such as Sunday, or months of the year such as January)  
    Charts  
    Circumference  
    Countdown (meaning counting backwards from ten to one)  
    Counting  (we also have books about these specifics listed below)   
          By Twos  
          By Threes  
          By Fives  
          Ordinal Numbers  
          To Ten  
          To Twelve  
          To Twenty  
          To One Hundred  
          To One Million  
    Data Collection  
    Decimals  
    Diameter  
    Division  
    Doubling Numbers  
    Equations  
    Estimation  
    Famous Mathematicians  
    Fractions (including books about parts of a whole, such as half or quarter) 
    Geometry (also see SHAPES below)  
    Graphs  
    Greater Than/Less Than  
    Math Fables  
    Math Jokes 
    Math Poetry  (we also have books about these specifics listed below)  
          Poetry about Time
          Poetry about the Months of the Year  
    Math Problem Solving  
    Math Riddles  
    Math Tools  (we also have books about these specifics listed below)  
          Calculator  
          Calendar  
          Clock  
          Measuring Cup  
          Ruler  
          Scales  
          Thermometer  
    Measurement  
    Money (we also have books about these specifics listed below)  
          Coins  
          Dollars  
          Nickels  
          Pennies  
          Quarters  
    Multiplication  
    Number Line  
    Numerical Order (first, second, third, etc.) 
    Patterns  
    Percents  
    Perimeter  
    Pi  
    Place Value (ones, tens, hundreds) 
    Probability  
    Radius  
    Ratio  
    Real World Math (using math in daily life) 
    Roman Numerals  
    Rounding Numbers  
    Shapes (we also have books about these specifics listed below)
          Circle  
          Cone  
          Cube  
          Cylinder  
          Diamond  
          Octagon  
          Oval  
          Parallelogram  
          Polygon  
          Prism  
          Pyramid  
          Rectangle  
          Sphere  
          Square  
          Triangle  
    Sorting/Sets/Grouping  
    Subtraction  
    Survey/Surveying  
    Symmetry  
    Tables  
    Tallying  
    Teaching of Math  
    Time (we also have books about these specifics listed below)  
          Afternoon  
          Hour  
          Midnight  
          Minute  
          Morning  
          Night  
          Noon  
          Reading a Schedule  
          Second  
          Time Line  
    Volume (we also have books about these specifics listed below)  
          Gallon  
          Ounce  
          Pound  
    Weight  
    Zero  


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    "This information is shared through the courtesy of Becky Collins, Park Forest Elementary School Library Web Site, State College, PA."
Last Modified on November 20, 2013