Math Games & Activities

These are fun math books (yes, "fun" and "math" can coexist within the same sentence). One of the most attractive elements of most of them is that they aren't curricula or self-consciously "educational." Don't get us wrong—your kids will learn plenty from these books, but there's a good chance they won't even realize they're learning as they read. Sometimes it's easy to assume we don't like a subject when we don't really understand it or know anything about it; before you decide you hate math forever, we recommend you check out some of these titles.

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Adventures of Penrose the Mathematical Cat
for Grades 3rd-5th
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$7.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Think
Brown Paper School Books
by Marilyn Burns
from Little, Brown & Company
for 3rd-7th grade
in Logic Resources (Location: LOG-RES)
Clock Card Deck
from Activities for Learning, Inc.
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in RightStart Mathematics (Location: MAT-RSM)
$4.50 (2 in stock)
Creating Line Designs Book 4
by Randy Womack
Revised from Golden Educational Center
for 3rd-8th grade
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$3.50 (1 in stock)
Dealing with Addition
by Lynette Long
from Charlesbridge
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Addition (Location: MATR-AR1AD)
$7.95
Elementary Math Games
by Miryam Alter
1st edition from Critical Thinking Books
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$15.99
Family Math
by Jean Kerr Stenmark, et al.
from University of California Press
for Kindergarten-7th grade
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$10.00 (2 in stock)
Fraction Card Deck
from Activities for Learning, Inc.
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in RightStart Mathematics (Location: MAT-RSM)
$4.50 (3 in stock)
Games for Math
by Peggy Kaye
from Random House
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$13.50 $9.50 (2 in stock)
Hershey's Kisses Subtraction Book
by Jerry Pallotta
from Scholastic Inc.
for Kindergarten-2nd grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
How Do Octopi Eat Pizza Pie?
from Time-Life Books
for 3rd-5th grade
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
How Much, How Many, How Far, How Heavy, How Long, How Tall is 1000?
by Helen Nolan, Illustrated by Tracy Walker
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-5th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
I Hate Mathematics! Book
by Marilyn Burns
from Scholastic Inc.
for 3rd-7th grade
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
M & M Counting Book
by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
from Charlesbridge
for Preschool-Kindergarten
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Math Analogies Level 2
by Doug & Linda Brumbaugh
from Critical Thinking Books
for 4th-5th grade
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: MAT-CTP)
$11.99
Math Curse
by Jon Scieszka
1st edition from Viking Press
for Grades 1st-3rd
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Math Detective B1
by Terri Husted
1st edition from Critical Thinking Books
for 7th-8th grade
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: MAT-CTP)
$19.99 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Math Detective Beginning
by Terri Husted
from Critical Thinking Books
for 3rd-4th grade
in Critical Thinking Math (Location: MAT-CTP)
$19.99
Math for All Seasons
by Greg Tang
1st Edition from Scholastic Inc.
for Grades 1st-3rd
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$1.50 (1 in stock)
Middle School Math Games
by Miryam Alter
1st edition from Critical Thinking Books
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
$15.99
Money Card Deck
from Activities for Learning, Inc.
for Kindergarten-6th grade
in RightStart Mathematics (Location: MAT-RSM)
$4.50 (3 in stock)
Multiplying Menace
by Pam Calvert
from Charlesbridge
for Grades 3rd-6th
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.95
Multiplying Menace Divides
by Pam Calvert
1st edition from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-4th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.95
My Book of Numbers 1-30
from Kumon Publishing
for Preschool-kindergarten
in Kumon Basic Skills (Location: PRE-KUM)
$7.95
Pattern Animals
by Judi Magarian-Gold, Sandra Mogensen
from Learning Resources
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Math Games & Activities (Location: MATR-GAM)
Place for Zero
by Angeline Sparagna LoPresti
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-4th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.95
Pythagoras and the Ratios
by Julie Ellis
from Charlesbridge
for Grades 3rd-5th
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.95
Quick Flip Arithmetic
for 1st-6th grade
in Basic Arithmetic (Location: MATR-AR0GE)
Sir Cumference and All the King's Tens
by Cindy Neuschwander
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Sir Cumference and the Isle of Immeter
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Sir Cumference and the Roundabout Battle
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Sir Cumference and the Sword in the Cone
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Sir Cumference Gets Decima's Point
by Cindy Neuschwander & Wayne Geehan
from Charlesbridge
for 2nd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.99
Skittles Riddles Math
by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
from Scholastic Press
for Grades 1st-3rd
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Sold! A Mothematics Adventure
by Bryn Barnard, Nathan Zimelman
from Charlesbridge
for 3rd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.95
What's Your Angle, Pythagorus?
by Julie Ellis
from Charlesbridge
for 3rd-6th grade
in Math Picture Books (Location: MATR-PIC)
$7.95 $5.00 (2 in stock)