A. A math nerd.You know you need to organize your collection of children's math books when:
B. A children's bookaholic.
C. A homeschooler.
D. A teacher.
F. Any assortment of A-E.
A. You've purchased three or more copies of the same title by accident.As I've mentioned, I'm excitedly preparing to teach a class on children's literature and math. In preparation, I'm creating bibliographies, checking books out from the library, and buying, buying, buying. In the meantime, I'm teaching and trying to find the best book to go with each lesson. It's been a tad frustrating. It was either add onto the house or organize.
B. You find the PERFECT book to go with a math unit...on the shelf...two months AFTER finishing the unit.
C. You either have to get rid of (or organize) books or you have to get rid of some kids.
My husband went with "organize."
While I did have dedicated math shelves, I still couldn't easily find things. So, I took everything down and started categorizing... Here's the start...
Categorizing was a bit frustrating. A lot of books fit more than one mathematical strand...or they are in a class by themselves and fit none. But I managed to put them into categories that I thought I could sustain.
Then, I recycled some cardstock to make labeled dividers. So far, I'm happy. It's making it much easier to create the massive bibliography (which I will post soon.) :) Once the bibliography is complete, I will highlight the books that I own and carry a copy in my purse to make book hunting a bit easier.
Then, perhaps I'll be able to keep the kids. And the husband.