Does your boy live and breathe baseball? These baseball math books will be perfect for him.
I have always said that sports is an easy way to slide some math in if a child is interested.
I personally, don’t suggest you force these things, but if they like baseball, “tossing” a few of these books around for them to pick up and look at can help you score some big points.
Baseball Math Books
I will list suggested age level of the books just to give you an idea, where available, but keep in mind that you know your boy best so use that as a loose guideline when making your selections.
Let’s start out with a title for the youngest baseball fans which is a book about counting. This is a rhyming book that will count “balls, strikes, players, fans, and more, all the way to twenty.” The Baseball Counting Book is both cute and fun! Ages 3 – 6.
The Math of Baseball is a good choice for younger boys. They will discover how math plays a huge part in baseball and how different things are calculated. Ages 7 – 10
Baseball: Stats, Facts and Figures covers hitting, fielding and pitching and more, plus it shows kids how to calculate batting averages and how the stats in a box score work. Age 8 – 12
Sports Illustrated Kids has a nice title out called Baseball Stats and the Stories Behind Them: What Every Fan Needs to Know. When judging players and teams it all comes down to the stats and that is exactly what they cover in this book. Age 9 – 13
Learn all about math within the game of baseball in Baseball: The Math of the Game. This is an interesting book with great full-color pictures. They offer plenty of info without overwhelming the reader. Ages 10 – 14.
Grandslam Activities and Projects for Grades 4-8 is a bit more textbook-like but it does include fun activities. While it has less appeal than some of the other books, it is worth a look if you are going to work with your boy. Ages 9 – 14
Fantasy Baseball Math will give you the chops you need to learn the math you will need to run your own baseball team in a fantasy baseball league. Ages 9 – 15
If you have an older child who lives and breaths baseball then try this one >> The Numbers Game: Baseball’s Lifelong Fascination with Statistics.
Fantasy Baseball and Math: A Resource Guide for Teachers and Parents takes a games and activities approach and has kids create a fantasy baseball league. This would be a fun idea for a homeschool coop, or for a summer project for kids who can’t get enough of the sport. Age 10+ but the book is geared toward adults helping kids.
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