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Math and Science Without Tears: Math/Science for Children

Teaching and learning math and science through sports, movies, comics, art, and more.

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To find even more resources about teaching math and science to children, search the Library catalog for the subjects listed below. Be sure to also check the Guide to Education Databases for articles and more.

Games in Mathematics Education

Mathematical Recreations

Mathematics--Juvenile Poetry

Rhyming Games


Scientific Recreations



Teaching Math and Science to Children Through Popular Culture

Armstrong, Linda. One, Two, Three, Follow Me: Math Puzzles and Rhymes, Grade K-1. 2005. Instructional Materials Center 372.7044 A7360n

Arnold, Caroline. Charts and Graphs: Fun, Facts, and Activities.1984.  Instructional Materials Center 511.5 A7524ch

Ball, Johnny. Go Figure! 2005. Instructional Materials Center 510.76 B187go

Boaler, Jo. What's Math Got to Do with It?: Helping Children Learn to Love Their Most Hated Subject--And Why It's Important for America. 2008. Instructional Materials Center 510.71 B662wh

Clegg, Brian. Getting Science: The Teacher's Guide to Exciting and Painless Primary School Science. 2007. Instructional Materials Center. 372.35 C6244ge

Coffland, Jack A, and David A. Coffland. Basketball Math: Slam-Dunk Activities and Projects for Grades 4-8. 1995. Instructional Materials Center 372.7 C675ba

Connolly, Sean. The Book of Potentially Catastrophic Science: 50 Experiments for Daring Young Scientists. Instructional Materials Center 507.8 C7525bo

Edmiston, Margaret C. Fantastic Book of Math Puzzles. 1998. Instructional Materials Center 793.74 E24fa

Flockhart, Dan. Fantasy Football and Mathematics: A Resource Guide to Teachers and Parents. 2007. Instructional Materials Center 372.744 F628faf

Flockhart, Dan. Fantasy Soccer and Mathematics: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Parents. 2007. Instructional Materials Center 372.7044 F628fas

Guzman, Miguel de. The Countingbury Tales: Fun with Mathematics. QA135.5 G8813 2000

Konicek-Moran, Richard .Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching. 2008. Instructional Materials Center 372.35044 K82ev. Followed by Even More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Science Teaching. Q175 K6635 2010

Krautwurst, Terry. Night Science for Kids: Exploring the World after Dark. 2003. Instructional Materials Center 591.518 K91ni

Levy, Herbert. Arithmetic Bingo. 1975. Instructional Materials Center 513 W141a G. 4-12 Game

Lewis, J. Patrick. Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes. 2002. Instructional Materials Center 513 L674ar

Lewis, J. Patrick. Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems. 2012. Instructional Materials Center 811.54 L6745ed

Long, Lynette. Great Graphs and Sensational Statistics: Games and Activities that Make Math Easy and Fun. 2004. Instructional Materials Center 372.7 L848gr

Mahaney, Ian F. The Math of NASCAR. 2012.

Oringel, Sandy, and Helene Silverman. Math Activities with Dominoes. 1997. Instructional Materials Center 372.7044 O69ma

Sing about Science & Math. Many resources for K-12 teachers who want to incorporate music in science and math instruction.

Smith, Seaton E. Jr., ed. Games and Puzzles for Elementary and Middle School Mathematics: Readings from the Arithmetic Teacher. 1975. QA135.5 G26

VanCleave, Janice Pratt. Janice VanCleave's Play and Find Out About Math: Easy Activities for Young Children. 1998. Instructional Materials Center 372.7044 V222ja

Wakefield, Ali. Early Childhood Number Games: Teachers Reinvent Math Instruction, Pre-K through Third Grade. 1998. Instructional Materials Center 372.72044 W147ea

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