This is a linky party from Diana at the Math Coach's Corner. Anyway, when I started thinking about it, I could not pinpoint one math book that was the best I ever read. I absolutely LOVE math and taught 6th grade math (we were departmentalized) for 8 years before going to 4th grade. I always loved math in school and I share that passion with my students using various resources pulled from everywhere. Since I couldn't think of one particular "book" that blew my mind, I started thinking about resources I love to use. One resource that always stood out was Hands-On-Equations.
No, that is not me in the picture. It is the creator of Hands-On-Equations, Dr. Borenson. Here is a nice blog link to a description of the program:
I used this with my 6th graders when learning how to solve equations and it was amazing!! They really got a grasp of what solving equations means and it was wonderful for the students who thrived when using manipulatives. With the way the curriculum is headed, I am sure 4th graders will be solving multi-step equations too. Actually, some of the test samplers for next year could be solved with a two-step equation and students are expected to use variables. Bring it on!