Math resources in the curriculum materials section are organized by the following subtopics (call number abbreviations in parenthesis):

**Mathematics** (Math)

**General**

**Algebra**

**Arithmetic **(Arith)

**Calculus**

**Computer**/ **Computing **(Compute)

**Cuisenaire **(Cuisena)

**Geometry **(Geome)

**Measure**

**Metrics **(Metr)

**Money**

**Statistics **(Stat)

**Time**

**Trigonometry **(Trigo)

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The Curriculum Library offers a variety of resources related to teaching mathematics including manipulatives, children's books about math concepts, and curriculum planning materials. Math resources can be found in all three sections of the Curriculum Library: **Juvenile Books**, **Picture Books**, and **Curriculum Materials**.

The Curriculum Materials section contains classroom resources like manipulatives, as well as textbooks and curriculum planning resources. One way to find these is to search the online catalog using Advanced Search. From the Advanced Search screen, set the search library to "**Gordon College**"** **and set the location to "**Curriculum Library**."

Use keywords like "**mathematics**," "**algebra**," or "**common core**."

The Juvenile and Picture sections contain books that teach math concepts through pictures and stories.

These can be found using a basic keyword search. From the Jenks Library homepage, search for keyword "**juvenile**" along with math-related terms such as "**mathematics**," "**counting**," or "**algebra.**"

Read call numbers as if they are a mailing address, going from broad to specific information.

For example the call number for *Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages *is:

**CurLib** - located in the curriculum library materials section

**Math **- subject

**General **- subtopic (general is always first, then others follow alphabetically)

**MathSolu**- publisher (in alphabetical order)

**2016**- year published

Now let's look at a children's book. These books are organized using Library of Congress Classification.

The call number for Now What? : A Math Tale is:

**Picture **- located in the picture book section

**QA **- main subject (Mathematics)

**445.5** - subtopic (Geometry. Trigonometry. Topology)

.**H37** - author number (last name starts with H)

**2019 **- year published

For more on reading Library of Congress call numbers, check out this 3 minute video:

Using our example of *Number Talks: Fractions, Decimals, and Percentages*:

One line at a time, look for the corresponding space on the shelf.

**CurLib** - located in the curriculum library materials section

**Math **- look for blue shelf flags

**General **- look for white shelf labels

**MathSolu**- publishers are in alphabetical order within each section

**2016**- year published will distinguish between items if needed

Now back to our picture book, Now What? : A Math Tale:

**Picture **- located in the picture book section

**QA **- look for shelf flag that reads "Science & Math"

**445.5** - subtopic code, in numerical order

.**H37** - alphabetical order, then numbers are read as if they are decimals

**2019 - **year will distinguish between items if needed

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