*Knowing and Teaching Elementary Mathematics, **Liping Ma*

You can order from a local bookstore (the regulator) here. Also see a study guide is available as well!

http://www.regulatorbookshop.com/search/apachesolr_search/knowing%20and%20teaching%20elementary%20mathematics

*The Mathematical Universe: An alphabetical journey…* William Dunham http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471176613.html

This is a really fun book that tells the great stories of number in short spurts. Lots of fun ideas that you can then follow up on from there.

**The Number Sense**, Stanislas Dehaene

http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/Psychology/CognitivePsychology/?view=usa&ci=9780195132403

This gets into how the brain processes mathematics. You will see the analog versus digital stuff in here. I find this stuff particularly interesting from an instructional perspective.

**Innumeracy**, John Allen Paulos. This discusses the cultural problem I refer to when I speak, the issue that we have an ‘innumeracy’ problem in general in the United States that needs to be ‘undone’ somehow. Starting with teachers (and parents) makes sense to me.

**A Tour of the Calculus**, David Berlinski. Discusses calculus in a way that makes sense. Some odd analogies used throughout (women’s breasts for no apparent reason) but in general discusses the material in a way that is really understandable. I suggest this for anyone who is taking or is going to take or re-take calculus. Or for anyone who wants to know what it was they were supposed to learn when they took calculus.

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