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Think Math is Hard? or Scary? or Dull?
…these titles make math fun.

Fiction

Do the Math: Secrets, Lies, and Algebra by Wendy Lichtman (2007). Tess uses mathematical concepts to help her understand things in her life. But in eighth grade, math (and life) changes.

The Great Number Rumble: A Story of Math in Surprising Places by Cora Lee (2007). A student “mathnik” sets out to prove that math is everywhere, necessary, and not as hard as everyone thinks when the school district cuts it from the curriculum. Includes mathematical facts, problems, and solutions.

The Lost Key: A Mystery With Whole Numbers by Melinda Thielbar (2009). A manga comic aboutfriends in kung fu school who use mathematics to solve a mystery.

Nonfiction

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Math by Marc Zev (2010). Practical examples illustrate how math helps solve real-world problems.

Amazing Math Projects You Can Build Yourself by Laslo Bardos (2010). Step-by-step instructions for hands-on activities for children ages nine and up.

Math Doesn’t Suck: How to Survive Middle School Math Without Losing Your Mind or Breaking a Nail by Danica McKellar (2007).

 

 

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