Here is the message from Dorothy Bloomfield, Consulting Editor for the Crowell Young Math Books.

Children are naturally curious about their world and it is also natural for them to respond to this curiosity through action. Jean Piaget, the noted Swiss educational philosopher, considers such action to be at the core of mathematical learning. The action can be outward and physical: moving things about or constructing things. Or it can be inward and mental: observing, identifying, naming, finding patterns, or interpreting.

The terms and symbols of mathematics are part of a precise language. Just as a poet uses language and ideas in unusual ways to create new insights, so the young child can play with the language of mathematics toward further creative learning and use this language for interaction with others.

Young Math Books invite children to explore relationships that are basic to their environment and introduce them to mathematical language that will enable them to express their ideas about the world in which they are growing up.

The books have been out of print for 30-40 years. Here is the list of the books compiled by Julie Brennan of Living Math. You can find some of them online when people scan them for their kids or their math clubs.

Full List

3D 2D 1D Adler, David Geometry, measurement, volume/area. Very readable

Base Five Adler, David/Ross, Larry 1975 Number base systems

Estimation Linn, Charles/Madden, Don 1970 Activities, simple intro

666 Jellybeans! All That? An Introduction to Algebra by Malcolm E. Weiss

Angles are Easy as Pie by Robert Froman

Area by Jane Jonas Srivastava

Averages by Jane Jonas Srivastava

Bigger and Smaller by Robert Froman

Binary Numbers by Clyde Watson

Building Tables on Tables: A Book about Multiplication by John V. Trivett

Circles by Mindel and Harry Sitomer

Computers by Jane Jonas Srivastava

The Ellipse by Mannis Charosh

Estimation by Charles F. Linn

Exploring Triangles: Paper-Folding Geometry by Jo Phillips

Fractions are Parts of Things by J. Richard Dennis

A Game of Functions by Robert Froman

Graph Games by Frédérique and Papy

The Greatest Guessing Game: A Book about Dividing by Robert Froman

How Little and How Much: A Book about Scales by Franklyn M. Branley

Less than Nothing is Really Something by Robert Froman

Long, Short, High, Low, Thin, Wide by James T. Fey

Maps, Tracks, and the Bridges of Konigsberg: A Book about Networks by Michael Holt

Mathematical Games for One or Two by Mannis Charosh

Measure with Metric by Franklyn M. Branley

Probability by Charles F. Linn

Right Angles: Paper-Folding Geometry by Jo Phillips

Rubber Bands, Baseballs and Doughnuts: A Book about Topology by Robert Froman

Solomon Grundy, Born on Oneday: A Finite Arithmetic Puzzle by Malcolm E. Weiss

Spirals by Mindel and Harry Sitomer

Statistics by Jane Jonas Srivastava

Venn Diagrams by Robert Froman

I Love Math series, also out of print

Alice in Numberland (Fantasy Math) original stories, poems, riddles, games, and hands-on activities reflecting Alice's adventures in Numberland, where she finds mathematical challenges throughout the magical landscape

See You Later, Escalator!: Mall Math Stories, poems, riddles, games, and hands-on activities introduce early math skills, focusing on the mathematics one might encounter on a trip to the shopping mall.

## Young Math

Here is the message from Dorothy Bloomfield, Consulting Editor for the Crowell Young Math Books.

Children are naturally curious about their world and it is also natural for them to respond to this curiosity through action. Jean Piaget, the noted Swiss educational philosopher, considers such action to be at the core of mathematical learning. The action can be outward and physical: moving things about or constructing things. Or it can be inward and mental: observing, identifying, naming, finding patterns, or interpreting.The terms and symbols of mathematics are part of a precise language. Just as a poet uses language and ideas in unusual ways to create new insights, so the young child can play with the language of mathematics toward further creative learning and use this language for interaction with others.Young Math Books invite children to explore relationships that are basic to their environment and introduce them to mathematical language that will enable them to express their ideas about the world in which they are growing up.The books have been out of print for 30-40 years. Here is the list of the books compiled by Julie Brennan of Living Math. You can find some of them online when people scan them for their kids or their math clubs.

## Full List

## I Love Math series, also out of print