Money and Economics

Money and Economics, Ideas of Value

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26 Letters and 99 Cents by Tana Hoban, nice pictures, combinations of coins add up to 99 cents. Toban's books are good for very young children.

A Day's Work by Eve Bunting, value of work

A Dollar For Penny (Step-Into-Reading, Step 2)

A Kid's Guide to Managing Money Wilt, Joy 1979 Money Highly illustrated, some history practical

Alexander, Who Used To Be Rich Last Sunday Viorst, Judith 1978 Money management

Arthur's Funny Money Lillian Hoban - I Can Read book, L. 2

Better Than a Lemonade Stand: Small Business Ideas for Kids (Kid's Books

Bunny Money, Y Rosemary Wells, very cute, my youngest had a bit of trouble keeping count w/$15

Cartoon Guide to Economics

City Math: Look Both Ways Time Life I Love Math Series 1992 Math in Life

Cyberchase F PBS show, hugely popular and valuable 30 minutes - ages 4 to 10 ish? Some fun but heavy duty math!

Ginger & Pickles, Classic Tale by Beatrix Potter, ideas of credit and borrowing, running a business

Hello Math Readers: How Much Is That Guinea Pig in the Window? (Level 4) by Joanne Rocklin / The Lunch Line (Level 3) by Karen Berman Nagel / Monster Money Maccarone, Grace / A Quarter From the Tooth Fairy (Level 3) by Caren Holtzman; Lemon & Ice & Everything Nice by Catherine Weiskopf Level 4: The Case of the Shrunken Allowance by Joanne Rocklin Hello Math: Monster Math School Time by Grace Maccarone (L. 1)

How High Can a Dinosaur Count? And Other Math Mysteries by Valerie Fisher

How To Get Fabulously Rich, Rockwell, Thomas Money mgmt "How to Eat Fried Worms" author

I Love Math Series - Out of print, but still available . . lots of math concepts I Love Math Series: Play Ball - Sports Math - Sports theme, many math concepts explored in one book. I Love Math Series: Pterodactyl Tunnel: Amusement Park Math Math puzzles, activities and stories with a dinosaur theme. I Love Math Series: Right In Your Backyard - Nature Math. F 1992  Math in nature. Beautiful pics, well done book I Love Math Series: The Case of the Missing Zebra Stripes Math thru a trip to the zoo I Love Math: See You Later, Escalator!: Mall Math Stories, poems, riddles, games, and hands-on activities introduce early math skills, focusing on the mathematics one might encounter on a trip to the shopping mall. I Love Math: The Mystery of the Sunken Treasure: Sea Math I Love Math: Alice in Numberland (Fantasy Math) Original stories, poems, riddles, games, and hands-on activities reflecting Alice's adventures in Numberland, where she finds mathematical challenges throughout the magical landscape I Love Math: From Head to Toe, Body Math I Love Math: Piizza Pie? Time L and many other math conceptsife I Love Math series er math concepts, my kids love this one I Love Math: Right In Your Backyard, Nature Math Time Life series

If You Made A Million F Schwartz, David

Inflation: When Prices Go Up, Up, Up (Money Power Books Series) by David Adler

Irene and the Big Fine Nickel by Irene Smalls - Story about relative value of money in the 50's

Make Four Million Dollars by Next Thursday F by Stephen Manes

Making Sense of Money Cobb, Vicki 1971 Money Practical, not storytelling style

Math for Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns – this one is for approximately 4rd grade on up. TONS of different math ideas in this.

Math Man by Teri Daniels, grocery store math story

Math Wizardry for Kids by Margaret Kenda and Phyllis S. Williams

MathStart by Stuart Murphy – Get Up and Go! (Timelines L. 2); Rodeo Time (Reading a Schedule, L. 3); Pepper's Journal A Kitten's First Year, (Calendaring L. 2); Game Time! (Time L.3) MathStart Readers by Stuart Murphy: The Penny Pot F Y Coin combinations, L. 3

Money Troubles Bill Cosby (Little Bill series for beginning readers)

More Murderous Maths (more general math and math/science history)

Mr. Monopoly's Amusement Park, A Math Adventure F Jackie Glassman, doesn't look like much, but my kids have learned a lot of math from this Murderous Maths (don’t forget the ‘s’) F All by Kjartan Poskitt, Guaranteed to contain no nasty exercises and no boring sums!    These are meaty books and adults that enjoy comics could enjoy them too.

No Small Change by John Luksetich; Patti Kern – fun story for younger children comparing pennies to other relative coin values

Once upon a Company: A True Story (Venture-Health & the Human Body) by

Once Upon a Dime: A Math Adventure

One Bright Penny Geraldine McCaughrean, fun story about value of work

Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun With"Pig Math" by Amy Axelrod Math and Money

Smart About Money

Story of Money by Betsy Maestro

The Art of Money by David Standish, History and Design of Paper Currency From Around the World, for those interested in a larger study of the topic

The Economy in Cartoons   MindSparks    1996   Math in economics. Teacher resource notes

The Go-Around Dollar, an excellent book for learning about the features of the dollar bill following a dollar from hand to hand

The History of Counting z  by Denise Schmandt-Besserat

The House that Math Built - House Math, I Love Math Series

The Joy of Mathematics F Pappas, Theoni 1989 Math in nature/science/art,music,history,literature - classic

The Money Tree F Stewart, Sarah/Small, David 1991 Concept of monetary value. Great story

The Monster Money Book Leedy, Loreen

The Search for the Mystery Planet Space Math, I Love Math Series, Math and astronomy topics

The Sociology of Money: Economics, Reason & Contemporary Society by Dodd, Nigel

The Story of 1 (PBS Home Video) One hour well presented video on the history of the number 1. Available at Blockbuster, Netflix and many libraries.

The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill

Tight Times by Barbara Shook Hazen, dad loses a job, poignant story about a child's perception of the family's experience

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? A Fast, Clear, and Fun Explanation of the Economics by Richard J. Maybury (an Uncle Eric book)

Zoo Math: Case of Missing Zebra Stripes, Time Life I Love Math Series 1992 Math in nature, my kids really like this

Zookeeper for a Day (Math Adventures)