Summer Math

Summer MathWelcome to District 58’s Summer Math resource page!

District 58’s PTA Summer Math Club gives students a variety of fun math activities designed to keep their brains sharp all summer long. We compiled this page to complement this learning and to provide a variety of other math games, manipulatives, books and DVDs that children may enjoy exploring this summer and beyond.

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Virtual Manipulatives

  • Math Learning Center Apps (available in two versions: a web app for all modern browsers, and downloadable versions for specific operating systems and devices (such as Apple iOS for iPad). These apps are available in the Student Portal on the District 58 issued iPads.
  • Toy Theatre Virtual Manipulatives


District 58 Math Books

  • Students can access books through Axis360 and Cloud Library using the dg58 accounts. Examples are shown below. Epic is also a great resource that will be available (for free) until the end of June.
  • Downers Grove Public Library Math Books and DVDs

Standalone Books

  • Adbage, Emma.  Outdoor math : fun activities for every season
  • Adler, David.  Mystery Math: A First Book of Algebra
  • Adler, David.  You Can, Toucan, Math: World-Problem Solving Fun 
  • Banks, Kate. Max’s Math
  • Barton, Bethany. I’m Trying to Love Math
  • Clarke, Peter. How to be Good at Math
  • Connolly, Sean. The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math
  • Fardon, John. Stickmen’s Guide to Math
  • Harris, Robie. Now What? A Math Tale
  • Hemme, Heinrich.  Math Mind Games
  • Heiligman, Deborah. The Boy Who Loved Math
  • Horton, Joan. Math Attack 
  • James, Dawn. Bookworms Math All Around Us 
  • McCallum, Ann. Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for a Hungry Mind
  • McKellar, Danica. Do Not Open This Math Book
  • Mosca, Julia. The Girl With a Mind for Math
  • Neuschwander, Cindy. Sir Cumference and the Fraction Faire 
  • O’Sullivan, Robyn. Your 206 Bones, 32 Teeth, and Other Body Math
  • Oliver, Carmen. Bears Make the Best Math Buddies
  • Oxley, Jennifer. Peg + Cat Math in the Bath
  • Peterson, Altair. Everything You Need to Know to Ace Math
  • Reesink, Carole J. 40 Easy to Make Math Manipulatives 
  • Rooney, Anne. You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Math
  • Scieszka, John. Math Curse
  • Tang, Greg. Math Potatoes: Mind-Stretching Brain Food
  • Tang, Greg. Math-therpieces: The Art of Problem Solving 
  • Tang, Greg. Math Appeal 
  • Tang, Greg.  Math for All Seasons
  • Tymony, Cy.  Sneaky Math

Book Series (in DGPL catalog, change ‘All Fields’ to ‘Series’ and enter in series name)

  • Bertoletti, John C. Math in the Real World 
  • Colson, Rob. Math Everywhere 
  • Mahaney, Ian. Core Math Skills 
  • May, Eleanor. Mouse Math
  • Pistoia, Sara. Simply Math
  • Seffora, Tracey. Animal Math 
  • Seffora, Tracey. Math on the Job 
  • Thielbar, Melinda. Math Mysteries Manga


  • The Basic Math Tutor series
  • Meet the Math Facts series
  • Meet the Math Drills series
  • Donald in Mathmagic Land
  • Munchkin Math series