Level 3 number
How big is a million?, by Serena RigliettiPublisher: Usbourne ISBN: 9780746077696
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Description 
Pipkin the Penguin goes in search of a set of 1 million things. Along the way he discovers place value amounts of 10, 100, and 1000 but it’s not until he is shown the stars that he can begin to imagine the scope of 1 million.


Mathematics  Powers of ten to 1 million.  
On beyond a million, by David M. SchwartzPublisher: Dragonfly Books ISBN: 0440411777


Description 
This is a counting book based on the powers of ten. The place value house names are revealed as the powers climb.


Mathematics  Place value, large whole numbers.  
How much is a million?, by David SchwartzPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780688040499


Description 
The relative size of large numbers is explored with pictures and interesting facts.


Mathematics  Numbers 1 million to 1 trillion.  
Maths curse, by Jon Scieszka and Lane SmithPublisher: Viking Juvenile ISBN: 9780670861941


Description 
A child sees the maths problems in everything in their daily life.


Mathematics  Problems linked to multiple aspects of mathematics.  
The Warlord's Beads, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1565548639


Description  A story that describes the creation of an abacus as a way to manage a systematic count.  
Mathematics  Counting, number systems, multiples.  
365 Penguins, by JeanLuc Fromental and Joelle JolivetPublisher: Abrams ISBN: 9780810944602
Activity based on this book. 

Description  On day one a penguin turns up, day by day the numbers grow.  
Mathematics 
Time, factors, grouping.


The great divide: A mathematical marathon, by Dayle Ann DoddsPublisher: Candlewick ISBN: 9780763615925
Activity based on this book. 

Description  80 competitors begin a marathon. The number remaining is systematically halved until 5 remain.  
Mathematics  Halving.  
Spaghetti and Meatballs for all, by Marilyn BurnsPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 9780545044455
Activity based on this book. 

Description  Mr. and Mrs. Comfort need to arrange the tables and chairs to ensure all their guests have a seat.  
Mathematics 
Division, multiplication, equal shares.


Takahē maths, by Julie EllisPublisher: OneTree House ISBN: 9780995117518


Description  Tells the story of changes to takahē population numbers using both text and equations.  
Mathematics  Addition and subtraction of multidigit numbers.  
Mathterpieces, by Greg TangPublisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780439443883


Description  With reference to words of art the reader is challenged to combine numbers to 10.  
Mathematics  Combining numbers to 10.  
Divide and ride, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780064467100


Description  A group of 11 friends explore seating arrangements on carnival rides.  
Mathematics  Division with remainders.  
Earth day  hooray!, by Stuart J. MurphyPublisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9780060001292


Description  A group of children learn about place value as they attempt to collect 5000 cans to recycle.  
Mathematics  Place value.  
A million dots, by Andrew ClementsPublisher: Simon & Schuster ISBN: 9780689858246


Description 
The book contains 1 million dots exactly and presents a picture of just how large this set really is! Along the way interesting facts are revealed as the large numbers are presented.


Mathematics  Place value, large whole numbers.  
Great estimations, by Bruce GoldstonePublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 9780312608873


Description 
A nonfiction introduction to training your eyes to estimate the size of sets using photographs of different kinds of objects in different contexts.


Mathematics  Estimation, rounding, multiplying.  
The Warlord's Puppeteers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 158980077X


Description  The characters must come to grips with the concept of proportion as they create new puppets.  
Mathematics  Proportion, fraction.  
Eat Your Math Homework Recipes for Hungry Minds, by Ann McCallumPublisher: Charlesbridge (2011) ISBN: 9781570917806


Description  A collection of recipes each illustrating a mathematical idea and with suggestions for further explorations and including fun facts. For example explore tessellation with a brownie recipe, probability with trail mix, or Fibonacci's sequence with fruit kebabs.  
Mathematics 
Algebra, probability, fractions.


50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Mathematics, by Anne RooneyPublisher: Quercus Books UK (2011) ISBN: 9780857386021
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Description  A book for kids aged 1013, about how mathematical concepts are applied in real life contexts using humour, graphics and clear explanations. Each of the 50 topics is covered over a 23 page spread. Topics include: How to crack a code (prime numbers), How to swat a fly (Cartesian plane), How to build a bridge (geometry of arches).  
Mathematics 
Ratios, fractions, multiplication, formulas, place value.

Level 3 algebra
Fiftyfive feathers, by Ben BrownPublisher: Reed ISBN: 9781869486839
Activity based on this book. 

Description  Pukeko goes searching for donations from the other native birds to make a cloak for her friend Gecko.  
Mathematics  Sums of number sequences.  
The rabbit problem, by Emily GravettPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9781442412552


Description  The Fibonacci sequence is explored by a family of rabbits over the course of one year.  
Mathematics  Number patterns. 
Level 3 geometry
The warlord's puzzle, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1565544951


Description  The geometric puzzle, the tangram, is explored in the context of a challenge issued by an ancient Chinese warlord to put a tile broken into 7 pieces back together again.  
Mathematics  Shape.  
A cloak for the dreamer, by Aileen FriedmanPublisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780590489874


Description  The tailor's three sons explore shapes that fit together as they make cloaks for the Archduke.  
Mathematics  Tesselation.  
Zoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140557749


Description  A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement.  
Mathematics  Transformation.  
ReZoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140556940


Description  A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement  
Mathematics  Transformation.  
The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905


Description  The discovery of the Terracotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume.  
Mathematics  Volume, space.  
The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806


Description  The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army.  
Mathematics  Area, 2D shape. 
Level 3 measurement
Counting on Frank, by Rod ClementPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) ISBN: 039570393X
Activity based on this book. 

Description  A boy asks and answers questions such as "how long a line will my ball point pen draw?", and "how many humpback whales would fit in my house?"  
Mathematics 
Measurement.
Enlargement.


How big is it? A book all about bigness, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918081
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Description  This is an exploration of the comparative size of “big” things when they are set alongside common or well known references.  
Mathematics  Length, volume, area.  
How fast is it? A zippy book all about speed, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 0439918677
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Description  This is an exploration of the comparative speed of very fast and very slow things when they are compared to common or well known references.  
Mathematics  Rate, distance, time.  
How strong is it? A mighty book all about strength, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918669
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Description  This is an exploration of the comparative strength of “strong” things when they are compared to common or well known references.  
Mathematics  Rate, mass.  
Belonging, by Jeannie BakerPublisher: Walker Books ISBN: 9781406305487


Description 
A wordless book that depicts the first 24 years of a person’s life documenting the changes that occur within her room, her life and outside in her community.


Mathematics  Time, years, decades.  
The story of everything: From the big bang until now, by Neal LaytonPublisher: Barron’s ISBN: 0764159852
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Description 
A interactive popup book that gives a humourous account of the history of the universe and evolution of life on earth.


Mathematics  Time, millennia, centuries, years, million.  
The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905


Description  The discovery of the Terracotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume.  
Mathematics  Volume, space.  
The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806


Description  The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army.  
Mathematics  Area, 2D shape.  
In a minute, by Shelagh McNicholasPublisher: Little Bee ISBN: 9781845392406
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Description  Duration of a minute using the saying 'In a minute'.  
Mathematics 
Time.


Zachary Zormer shape transformer, by Joanne ReisbergPublisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570918766


Description 
A interactive popup book that gives a humourous account of the history of the universe and evolution of life on earth.


Mathematics  Area, length, perimeter.  
The Warlord's Fish, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1565549643


Description  A story about the creation of a compass to assist the characters in finding their way home after being lost in a storm. Describes pathways, direction and workings of a compass.  
Mathematics  Compass direction.  
The Warlord's Messengers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589802713


Description  As a deadline looms the characters must use their knowledge of rate and velocity to insure they arrive at the banquet on time.  
Mathematics  Rate, speed.  
The Warlord's Alarm, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589803787


Description  In a time without clocks, the characters have to find a way to create an alarm that ensures they wake up in time. The answer is a water clock!  
Mathematics  Time, rate. 
Level 3 statistics
Uno’s garden, by Graeme BasePublisher: Penguin Viking ISBN: 0670041912
Activity based on this book. 

Description  Uno arrives in the forest and is surrounded by a diversity of animals and plants. As the human population grows in one pattern it affects the other populations in other patterns.  
Mathematics  Populations.  
A very improbable story, by Edward EinhornPublisher: Charlesbridge ISBN: 9781570918728


Description  A humourous exploration of probability that happens when Ethan wakes up to find a cat on his head. Set up several investigations of odds and develops statistical vocabulary.  
Mathematics  Probability and chance.  
Anno’s three little pigs, by Mitsumasa Anno and Tuyosi MoriPublisher: Bodley Head Children's Books ISBN: 03070308980
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Description  The wolf is trying to locate one of the three little pigs. He explores combinations and permutations in the process.  
Mathematics  Combinations and permutations.  
Tell me if you like, by Gérard GréverandPublisher: Pavilion Children’s Books ISBN: 184365010X
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Description 
A book of imaginative questions that can be used as springboards for developing surveys using different formats such as multiple choice, or continuums, or yes/no.


Mathematics  Statistics, survey. 