Readers follows a caterpillar across the simply illustrated pages of Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar as he eats his way to becoming a beautiful butterfly! Younger students will enjoy counting through fruit, pickles, and pie as they become familiar with finding math in nature. Asking questions about how many days passed or how many pieces of fruit the … Continue reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar
What is the biggest number in the world? How big is infinity? When Professor X comes to town, students get their questions answered and learn how to write these really big numbers using exponents! This math story, written by David M. Schwartz and illustrated by Paul Meisel, is carried by dialogue and engaging pictures and … Continue reading On Beyond a Million: An Amazing Math Journey
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents, written by David A. Adler and illustrated by Edward Miller, applies math concepts to real situations. It is not a fun book, per say, but it does provide a detailed and accurate description of how fractions, decimals, and percents function and how to turn one into the another. The colorful illustrations … Continue reading Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Written by Trudy Harris and illustrated by Beth Griffis Johnson, 100 Days of School is a winning book that introduces readers to 11 delightful ways to find 100! Numbers are everywhere, and this book's easy rhythm and rhyme will draw student's into the world of practical mathematics. Easily incorporated into an elementary school lesson about addition, grouping, … Continue reading 100 Days of School
One Is a Snail, Ten is a Crab is an adorable introduction to "counting by feet". Written by April Pulley Sayre and Jeff Sayre and illustrated by Randy Cecil, this counting book is a valuable addition to any elementary school lesson on what it looks like to use grouping, skip counting, and decomposing numbers. A project … Continue reading One Is a Snail, Ten Is a Crab: A Counting by Feet Book
How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague is a charmingly illustrated book about dinosaurs counting objects that are commonplace in most children's lives (blocks, balls, trains, etc.). Appropriate for preschool and kindergarten classroom, Yolen and Teague's book would be a superb introduction to a lesson about counting objects. Like the dinosaurs … Continue reading How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
A delightful retelling of the life of Paul Erdos, The Boy Who Loved Math by Deborah Heiligman and LeUyen Pham is a story of how math can change a life. Paul Erdos loved math and found math everywhere, and your students can do the same! While reading this book in class, you can challenge your students to … Continue reading The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos