Parent Zone

We offer Making Mathematicians at Home sessions for parents of kids in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.  These sessions are offered at select dates and times in the Reno/Sparks area.  Check back to our website for upcoming sessions or contact us for details.  

See a video of our first Making Mathematicians at Home session.

Below is a list of some fantastic books covering several mathematical topics. Reading these books with your children creates some great mathematical dialogue while also developing the analytical skills needed to be successful mathematicians.

Book  Title Grade Levels
Book Cover The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns Pre K - 3
Book Cover The Grapes of Math by Greg Tang Pre K - 8
Book Cover Math Detectives by Lalie Harcourt Pre K - 3
Book Cover G is for Googol by Schwartz and Moss  Pre K - 8 
Book Cover How Tall, How Short, How Faraway by David A. Adler  1 - 5
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A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes 

1 - 7 
Book Cover  Spaghetti and Meatballs for All by Mariilyn Burns 1 - 7
Book Cover Pigs Will be Pigs by Amy Axelrod 2 - 5
Book Cover One Grain of Rice by Demi  2 - 8
Book Cover How Much is a Million by David Schwartz  3 - 8
Book Cover Sir Cumference and the Round Table by Cindy Neuschwander  3 - 8
Book Cover Numbers by Richard Phillips  4 - 12
Book Cover Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett  4 - 8
Book Cover Wright 3 by Blue Balliett  4 - 8
Book Cover Calder Game by Blue Balliett  4 - 8
Book Cover Anno's Magic Seeds by Mitsumasa Anno  5 - 12 
Book Cover The Fly on the Ceiling by Julie Glass  5 - 9 
Book Cover Anno's Mysterious Multipying Jar by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno  6 - 12 
Book Cover If You Hopped Like A Frog by David A. Schwartz  6 - 12
Book Cover What's Your Angle Pythagoras? By Julie Ellis  6 - 8  
Book Cover Less Than Zero by Stuart Murphy  6 - 8  
Book Cover Flatland by Edwin Abbot  7 - 12 
Book Cover Five Equations That Changed the World by Michael Guillen  9 - 12 

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Help Wanted on
Mont Vernon
This book combines history
and mathematics with
adorable characters to teach
kids about the many talents
of the first U.S. President.

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The UnderAchievers:
Woven into a fun story, this
book provides excellent
math lessons for kids.  

Writing Across the Curriculum:
The NumberFix Project


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 Wacky We-Search Reports:
A popular book on writing
across the curriculum.