# 100 Best Arithmetic Books of All Time

We've researched and ranked the best arithmetic books in the world, based on recommendations from world experts, sales data, and millions of reader ratings. Learn more

*Zero*follows this number from its birth as an Eastern philosophical concept to its struggle for acceptance in Europe and its apotheosis as the mystery of the black hole. Today, zero lies at the heart of one of the biggest scientific controversies of all time, the quest for the theory of everything. Elegant, witty, and enlightening,

*Zero*... more

Alex BellosUnlike Ifrah, Charles Seife is a brilliant popular science writer who has here written the ‘biography’ of zero. And even though he doesn’t talk that much about India, it works well as a handbook to Ifrah’s sections on India. Because Seife talks about how zero is mathematically very close to the idea of infinity, which is another mathematical idea that the Indians thought about differently. Seife... (Source)

Bryan JohnsonChronicles how hard it was for humanity to come up with and hold onto the concept of zero. No zero, no math. No zero, no engineering. No zero, no modern world as we know it... (Source)

*Secrets of Mental Math*will have you thinking like a math genius in no time. Get ready to amaze your friends—and yourself—with incredible calculations you never thought you could master, as renowned “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin shares his techniques for lightning-quick calculations and amazing number tricks. This book will teach you to do math in your head faster than you ever thought possible, dramatically improve your memory for numbers, and—maybe for the first time—make... more

**Search for Waldo, and help him discover the truth about himself.**

The elusive little guy you loved as a kid has ventured into an affordable new format, ready to boggle a new generation. Now he's easier to carry around—but just as hard as ever to find! less

*Countablock*features thick pages cut into the shape of each numeral, creating a peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. One acorn becomes . . . one oak tree! From snowmen to puddles and eggs to chicks, quantities are illustrated twice: both before and after their “transformations.” As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the numbers 1–100 and associated quantities, but with each numeral’s physicality—angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. Die-cut numerals include... more

- Fit a 2p coin through an impossibly small hole!

- Make a perfect regular pentagon by knotting a piece of paper!

- Tie your shoes faster than ever before, saving literally seconds of your life!

- Use those extra seconds to contemplate the diminishing returns of an exclamation-point at the end of every bullet-point!

- Make a working computer out of dominoes!

Maths is a game. This book can be cut, drawn in, folded into shapes and will even take you to the fourth dimension.

So join stand-up mathematician Matt... more

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**The bestselling, award-winning team of Yolen and Teague present their beloved dinosaurs in a new format with this fun, read-aloud board book that teaches young children to count from one to ten!**

Come along for some BIG fun as your favorite dinosaurs delight young readers with their playful antics. How do dinosaurs count to ten? Over and over and over again!

This brand new board book format brings the gigantic humor of bestselling, award-winning team Jane Yolen and Mark Teague to the youngest readers, helping them learn to count from one to ten with a simple, rhyming text and... more

**The inspiring true story of mathematician Katherine Johnson--made famous by the award-winning film**

*Hidden Figures*--who counted and computed her way to NASA and helped put a man on the moon!**Katherine knew it was wrong that African Americans didn't have the same rights as others--as wrong as 5+5=12. She knew it was wrong that people thought women could only be teachers or nurses--as wrong as 10-5=3. And she**

*proved*everyone wrong by zooming ahead of her classmates, starting college at fifteen, and eventually joining NASA, where her calculations helped... more

*New York Times*hosts a delightful tour of the greatest ideas of math, revealing how it connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, even pop culture in ways we never imagined

Did O.J. do it? How should you flip your mattress to get the maximum wear out of it? How does Google search the Internet? How many people should you date before settling down? Believe it or not, math plays a crucial role in answering all of these questions and more.

Math underpins everything in the cosmos,... more

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

In twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without. As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into mathematical theory, where ideas eventually take flight, until everyone - from those who fumble over fractions to those who solve complex equations in their heads - winds up marveling at what... more

It includes information on:

symbols

place value

roman numerals

decimal operations

integer operations

fraction operations

factorization

greatest common factors & least common multiples

scientific notation

ratios & proportions

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**No More Tears Math!**

**Super Math Books + Video Tutorials = Super Success in Math**

**Twice the math at half the price!**

**A Must-Have Experience for 4th and 5th Graders**

**Grade 4 is when many students begin a sharp decline in their math learning. This trend needs to be nipped in the bud. This book will ensure that your students will learn the math they need to know.**

**Chapter 1 - Whole Numbers****more**

**Chapter...**the pond as ten timid

turtles bask in the sun.

But wait!

A bullfrog leaps, a

rabbit rustles, deer

appear, a chickadee

chirps, and

ten

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six

five

four

three

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the turtles dive

into the water.

Splash!

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**From the beloved**

*New York Times*bestselling author of*I Wish You More*, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a delightful book of fanciful equations.Whether it's "wishes + frosting = birthday" or "birds + buds = spring," each equation is a small delight.

*This Plus That*proves that life's total experience is always greater than the sum of its parts.

This book can be used to introduce equations or even some basic life lessons. Its warm and amusing tone invites readers to come up with their own life equations, and it makes a creative gift. less

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

*Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.*That's what all the other numbers think of Zero. He doesn't add anything in addition. He's of no use in division. And don't even ask what he does in multiplication. (Hint:

*Poof!*) But Zero knows he's worth a lot, and when the other numbers get into trouble, he swoops in to prove that his talents are innumerable. less

Tyler CowenFrom this I learned how powerful the individual human mind could be, and also how much school wasn’t teaching me. It began to occur to me that the mainstream doesn’t necessarily have the best or only methods. That said, non-mainstream approaches still have the responsibility of coming up with the right answer. Query: does it these days ever make sense to actually use this stuff? (Source)

Penny's nose = 1 inch long

Penny's tail = 1 dog biscuit long

Penny's paw print = 3 centimeters wide

... and that's only the beginning! Lisa learns a lot about her dog and about measuring, and even has fun doing it.

This clear and engaging concept... more

*Mouse Paint,*Ellen Stoll Walsh introduces the concept of counting forward and backward in a suspenseful story that will keep young readers guessing. “The rhythm follows the illustrations in a glissando; one can almost hear the background music.”--

*The Horn Book*

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**Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen conspire again on a slyly funny tale about some very sneaky shapes.**

Meet Triangle. He is going to play a sneaky trick on his friend, Square. Or so Triangle thinks. . . . With this first tale in a new trilogy, partners in crime Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen will have readers wondering just who they can trust in a richly imagined world of shapes. Visually stunning and full of wry humor, here is a perfectly paced treat that could come only from the minds of two of today's most irreverent—and... more

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

**A Caldecott Honor Book and**

**ALA Notable Book**

**A bedtime book and a counting book!**

**“A delightful bedtime book.”—**

*New York Times*Acclaimed author Molly Bang shares the going-to-bed countdown in a loving family. “Ten small toes all washed and warm,” begins the story, and then young readers journey toward tuck-in time, counting down along with the story’s African-American father and daughter.

In the satisfying conclusion, one little sleepyhead settles in for the night. An... more

Schools (300+), teachers (3,000+), libraries (30+) and parents (50,000+) throughout the United States use Lumos Study Programs to improve student achievement.

This book includes:

Daily practice of sixth grade skills

Online access to seventh grade topics

Jokes & cartoons to make learning fun! more

*The LEGO Adventure Book*. This inspiring tour is filled with bright visuals, step-by-step breakdowns of 25 models, and nearly 200 example models from the world's best builders. Learn to build robots, trains, medieval villages, spaceships, airplanes, and much more. Whether you're brand-new to LEGO or have been building for years, this book is sure to spark your imagination and motivate you to keep creating! less

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

-- comparing quantity, size, position, elements

-- graphing with coordinates

-- liquid measurement less

If you know your addition and multiplication tables by heart, your next step is to get to know Fred.

In this book (Life of Fred: Fractions) and the next book (Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents) you can learn everything you need to know to begin algebra!

In one morning, our hero:

Teaches a class at the university

Buys a bicycle

In his office, he hurts his foot and is taken to the hospital.

...and that's just the beginning of his day!

Less Than, Billion, Cardinal and Ordinal Numbers, Diameter and... more

**3 BOOKS IN 1!**

**Learning at home is as easy as 1 2 3 with this super-sized workbook that's**jam-packed with 320 pages of kid-friendly, teacher-reviewed exercises--perfect for kids tackling 1st grade math.Building a strong foundation in basic math is essential as 1st graders prepare to advance to more difficult math concepts. This Jumbo Workbook

**(a $39 value for just $18.99!)**is a compilation of 3 of Sylvan Learning's most popular curriculum-based activity books* and includes 320 colorful pages all designed to help your child become familiar with basic math... more

Each exercise provided at two levels of difficulty on facing pages.

Few words, simple language.

Suitable for mixed ability groups.

Frequent revision to check progress and reinforce learning. less

**SECOND GRADE BASIC MATH**

A solid foundation of basic math skills is essential for early success in math. Children who can connect their understanding of math to the world around them, and build confidence through practice, will be ready for the challenges of mathematics as they advance to more complex topics. The activities in this workbook are designed to help your children catch up, keep up, and get ahead. Best of all, they’ll have lots of fun doing it! Some of the great features you’ll find inside are:

**Pick a Package**more

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

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• Motivates... more

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

You know your addition and multiplication tables by heart.

You have read Life of Fred: Fractions

Now the gateway to algebra—Life of Fred: Decimals and Percents

One afternoon and evening with our five-year-old hero and you will learn:

Everything you need to begin algebra

Why they no longer play football at KITTENS University

Why you should never eat alone at the 5100th Avenue Steak House

All fun! Just open & enjoy.

Number Systems, Adding and Subtracting Decimals, Multiplying... more

Learn . . .

How to get rid of snakes in sugar cane fields

The difference between freedom and liberty

Why Fred couldn’t be a movie star

. . . and even some algebra and economics

All fun!

Just open & enjoy

Domain and codomain of a function, Conversion factors, Steps in Solving Word Problems, How Not to Bore Your Horse If You Are a Jockey, One-to-one Functions, Unit Analysis, Key to a Successful Business, Five Qualities that Money Should Have, the Tulip Mania in Holland, Definitions of Capitalism,... more

*"To truly engage in mathematics is to become curious and intrigued about regularities and patterns, then describe and explain them. A focus on the behavior of the operations allows students starting in the familiar territory of number and computation to progress to true engagement in the discipline of mathematics."*

-Susan Jo Russell, Deborah Schifter, and Virginia Bastable

Algebra readiness: it's a topic of concern that seems to pervade every school district. How can we better prepare elementary students for algebra? More importantly, how can we help... more

Students with strong number sense understand numbers, ways to represent numbers, relationships among numbers,... more

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

A spring morning in Fred's life. Learn . . .

What it takes to run a shopping mall

How to ask for oats in Scotland

The correct way to deliver flowers to a hospital patient

...and even some algebra and biology

All fun! Just open & enjoy.

Definition of Life, Sets, Fractions, Germination of Seeds, Area of a Rectangle, Volume of a Cube, Ordinal Numbers, Diameter and Circumference of a Circle, Definition of π, 2% of 500, Four Ways Plants Make New Plants, d = rt, 20% Discount, the Five Kingdoms, Phyla, Classes,... more

*Math Mammoth Grade 3-A*is the student worktext for the first half of grade 3 mathematics studies, as part of the

*Math Mammoth Grade 3*curriculum. It covers addition and subtraction topics, the multiplication concept, multiplication tables, clock, and money.

Please note that this particular book has grayscale (or black-and-white) interior pages. less

**Parties may have a few mishaps, but you can always count on guinea pig fun!**

Count from 10 and back again with the sweetest-ever guinea pigs! The guinea pigs are having a party, and like many children’s birthday parties, things aren’t going perfectly. But in the end everyone has a good time and the party is a success! Based on a familiar counting rhyme and combining numbers and cute animals, this book makes a perfect birthday gift. less

**A clever guessing game about shapes to stimulate the imagination**

Learning shapes is a lot more fun when there are surprises involved, and this die-cut board book from master artist and designer Yusuke Yonezu is full of them. Angles and triangles are everywhere, and the shapes and colors found in everyday objects come to life when the pages of the book are turned. The interactive format will both educate and entertain the youngest of readers. less

A pocketful of coins! Who can make heads or tails of it? YOU can with THE COIN COUNTING BOOK. Change just adds up with this bankable book illustrated with real money. Counting, adding, and identifying American currency from one penny to one dollar is exciting and easy. When you have counted all your money, you can decide to save it or spend it. less

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.

If any of these questions took you more than a few seconds to solve, you need this book.

*Short-Cut Math*is a concise, remarkably clear compendium of about 150 math short-cuts — timesaving tricks that provide faster, easier ways to add, subtract, multiply, and divide.

By using the simple foolproof methods in this volume, you can double or triple your calculation speed — even if you always hated math in school. Here's... more

Learning math not only requires strong fundamentals but also a lot of practice, and making mistakes is part of that process. Making errors in math is a good thing, and can help the students to learn and explore math in a better way. However, repeating same mistakes again and again over an extended period will not benefit the students and will be harmful to their confidence.

There are different types of silly errors that students make. Students should try to identify these mistakes with the help of techniques explained in this book and after that...

morePeople who excel at mathematics use better strategies than the rest of us; they are not necessarily more intelligent.

Speed Mathematics teaches simple methods that will enable you to make lightning calculations in your head-including multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction, as well as working with fractions, squaring numbers, and extracting square and cube roots. Here's just one example of this revolutionary approach to basic mathematics:

96 x 97 = more

**Don't have time to read the top Arithmetic books of all time? Read Shortform summaries.**

Shortform summaries help you learn 10x faster by:

- Being comprehensive: you learn the
**most important points in the book** - Cutting out the fluff: you focus your time on what's important to know
- Interactive exercises:
**apply the book's ideas to your own life**with our educators' guidance.