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