Young Math Books
Published by Thomas Y. Crowell Co.
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
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Cover Title Author Publication date
3D, 2D, 1D 3D, 2D, 1D Adler, David A. 1975
666 Jellybeans! All That? An Introduction to Algebra 666 Jellybeans! All That? An Introduction to Algebra Weiss, Malcolm E. 1976
A Game of Functions A Game of Functions Froman, Robert 1974
Angles Are Easy as Pie Angles Are Easy as Pie Froman, Robert 1975
Area Area Srivastava, Jane Jones 1974
Averages Averages Srivastava, Jane Jones 1975
Base Five Base Five Adler, David A. 1975
Bigger and Smaller Bigger and Smaller Froman, Robert 1971
Binary Numbers Binary Numbers Watson, Clyde 1977
Building Tables on Tables: A Book about Multiplication Building Tables on Tables: A Book about Multiplication Trivett, John V. 1975
Circles Circles Sitomer, Harry, Sitomer, Mindel, Shyne, Kevin 1971
Computers Computers Srivastava, Jane Jones 1972
The Ellipse The Ellipse Charosh, Mannis 1971
Estimation Estimation Linn, Charles F. 1970
Exploring Triangles: Paper-Folding Geometry Exploring Triangles: Paper-Folding Geometry Phillips, Jo 1975
Fractions Are Parts of Things Fractions Are Parts of Things Dennis, J. Richard 1971
Graph Games Graph Games Papy, Frédérique 1971
The Greatest Guessing Game: A Book About Dividing The Greatest Guessing Game: A Book About Dividing Froman, Robert 1978
How Did Numbers Begin? How Did Numbers Begin? Sitomer, Harry, Sitomer, Mindel 1976
How Little and How Much: A Book About Scales How Little and How Much: A Book About Scales Branley, Franklyn M. 1976
Less Than Nothing is Really Something Less Than Nothing is Really Something Froman, Robert 1973
Lines, Segments, Polygons Lines, Segments, Polygons Sitomer, Harry, Sitomer, Mindel 1972
Long, Short, High, Low, Thin, Wide Long, Short, High, Low, Thin, Wide Fey, James T. 1971
Maps, Tracks, and the Bridges of Konigsberg: A Book about Networks Maps, Tracks, and the Bridges of Konigsberg: A Book about Networks Holt, Michael 1975
Mathematical Games for One or Two Mathematical Games for One or Two Charosh, Mannis 1972
Measure with Metric Measure with Metric Branley, Franklyn M. 1975
Number Ideas Through Pictures Number Ideas Through Pictures Charosh, Mannis 1974
Odds and Evens Odds and Evens O'Brien, Thomas 1971
Probability Probability Linn, Charles F. 1972
Right Angles: Paper-folding Geometry Right Angles: Paper-folding Geometry Phillips, Jo 1972
Roman Numerals Roman Numerals Adler, David A. 1977
Rubber Bands, Baseballs and Doughnuts: A Book about Topology Rubber Bands, Baseballs and Doughnuts: A Book about Topology Froman, Robert 1972
Shadow Geometry Shadow Geometry Trivett, Daphne Harwood 1974
Solomon Grundy, Born on Oneday: A Finite Arithmetic Puzzle Solomon Grundy, Born on Oneday: A Finite Arithmetic Puzzle Weiss, Malcolm E. 1977
Spirals Spirals Sitomer, Harry, Sitomer, Mindel 1974
Statistics Statistics Srivastava, Jane Jones 1973
Straight Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines Straight Lines, Parallel Lines, Perpendicular Lines Charosh, Mannis 1970
Venn Diagrams Venn Diagrams Froman, Robert 1972
Weighing & Balancing Weighing & Balancing Srivastava, Jane Jones 1970
What Is Symmetry? What Is Symmetry? Sitomer, Harry, Sitomer, Mindel 1970
Yes-No; Stop-Go: Some Patterns in Logic Yes-No; Stop-Go: Some Patterns in Logic Kuczkowski, Joseph E., Gersting, Judith L. 1977
Zero Is Not Nothing Zero Is Not Nothing Sitomer, Harry, Sitomer, Mindel 1978