Young Math Books
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Company
42 Total Books

Using an imaginative new approach to basic principles, these books invite the very young reader to explore, to understand, and to enjoy mathematics. Lively, accurate texts and pictures show clearly the relationships and patterns of things and numbers that are the foundations of modern mathematical concepts.

All these books have been prepared under the direction of Dr. Max Beberman, director of the University of Illinois Committee on School Mathematics Projects.

Here is a message from Max Beberman about Crowell's Young Math Books:

Children want to know and do mathematics. Learning and doing mathematics is part of growing up. Mathematics deals with the patterns and relationships that man had discovered in his environment. Since children are naturally curious about their environment, learning and doing mathematics helps to satisfy this curiosity and stimulate it further.

These books are designed to enrich the child's knowledge of mathematics. Some of them deal with topics that are not ordinarily taught in school. All of them stimulate the child to be actively involved with mathematics.

From What is Symmetry?

Here is a message from Dorothy Bloomfield, Mathematics Specialist at Bank Street College of Education and 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 obstructing 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.

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

From 666 Jellybeans! All That? An Introduction to Algebra

Many of the titles in this series were also reprinted in paperback in the 1970's.

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Books in this Series

3D, 2D, 1D
666 Jellybeans! All That? An Introduction to Algebra
A Game of Functions
Angles Are Easy as Pie
Base Five
Bigger and Smaller
Binary Numbers
Building Tables on Tables: A Book about Multiplication
The Ellipse
Exploring Triangles: Paper-Folding Geometry
Fractions Are Parts of Things
Graph Games
The Greatest Guessing Game: A Book About Dividing
How Did Numbers Begin?
How Little and How Much: A Book About Scales
Less Than Nothing is Really Something
Lines, Segments, Polygons
Long, Short, High, Low, Thin, Wide
Maps, Tracks, and the Bridges of Konigsberg: A Book about Networks
Mathematical Games for One or Two
Measure with Metric
Number Ideas Through Pictures
Odds and Evens
Right Angles: Paper-folding Geometry
Roman Numerals
Rubber Bands, Baseballs and Doughnuts: A Book about Topology
Shadow Geometry
Solomon Grundy, Born on Oneday: A Finite Arithmetic Puzzle
Straight Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines
Venn Diagrams
Weighing & Balancing
What Is Symmetry?
Yes-No; Stop-Go: Some Patterns in Logic
Zero Is Not Nothing