Math Content

Well I couldn’t leave out math, could I?!?!
Last Sunday I posted my list of novels I came up with for a science teacher (plus more!) and today I wanted to do the same but for math. I taught with a math teacher who wanted to build a classroom library of books with math content in it and I was happy to send her a list. 

This list is was originally a list for a 6th grade teacher to use as read alouds and/or independent reading, but as I have worked on expanding it, it has grown to include books for older and younger students. I didn’t include many picture books though there are tons of math picture books. I tried to stay with 4th and up.

This list contains books that I recommended to her and have read as well as books that I added this week because of  research and with the help of some friends on Twitter.
secret lies algebraThe Writing on the Wall (Do The Math, #2)  Uses math to describe human relationships & events
Sticks   “Math whiz” friend, Geometry in pool, Gallileo
An Abundance of Katherines  Theorems, Functions, Graphs
The Phantom Tollbooth  Mathematical land
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time  Protagonist with autism who is passionate about mathematics
Gifted  Protagonist uses math in her everyday life
Hannah, Divided  Mathematical instincts, Talented mathematician
The Number Devil: A Mathematical Adventure  A boy meets the number devil in his dreams & explores math with him
Math Doesn't Suck  Kiss My Math  Hot X: Algebra Exposed!  Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape  Nonfiction
  (Series) Math concepts, Math vocabulary
The Shadow Guests  Aunt mathematician
The Wright 3  Codes, Fibonacci sequence
Geek High (Geek High, #1)  (Series) Protagonist with mathematical talents
School. Hasn't This Gone on Long Enough? (Dear Dumb Diary, Year 2 #1)  (Series) Protagonist hates math
The Rapture of the Nerds  Vinge singularity
A Wrinkle in Time (Time, #1)  Tesseract, Dimensions
Evil Genius (Genius, #1)  Characters with mathematical talents
Claudia and the Middle School Mystery (The Baby-Sitters Club, #40)  (Series) Claudia struggles with math in all of the books, this one it is the focus
Saraswati's Way  Mathematically talented boy looking for a math tutor to expand knowledge
Math Curse  Fun math “problems”
Lost in Lexicon: An Adventure in Words and Numbers  Mathematical land filled with mathematical concepts & math history
The Square Root of Murder (P.C. Hawke Mysteries, #5) Math equation is a clue in a murder
The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics Geometry
Lawn Boy Stocks, Payroll
8918253 Character has dyscalculia, dad is a math whiz, chapters start with math metaphor
8496465 Main character has a gift for math
174328 (and others) Math riddles & problems
4581447 (series) Math equations play a role in the mystery
12561863 (series) Main character is a math genius


Are there any titles I missed?
I hope you find both this and the science list helpful!

3 Responses to Novels with Math Content

  1. F.T. Bradley says:

    Super-helpful! Taking this list to my library… 🙂

  2. Linda Baie says:

    I have one more to add, Kellee! Just out, Heaven Is Paved With Oreos! Great girl protagonist, loves math & science-introspective story. Thanks for your list!

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