For many students, learning the multiplication facts is indeed the “worst of times.” Providing visuals can help students see and work with this concept in concrete ways.
The following books cover a variety of topics related to multiplication and division:
12. Greg Tang’s math books – a fun series that presents challenging math concepts in unique and visual ways
13. Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story by Marilyn Burns
14. Math Attack! by Joan Horton
15. Multiplying Menace: Revenge of Rumpelstiltskin by Pam Calvert
16. A Place for Zero: A Math Adventure by Angeline Sparagna Lopresti
17. Equal Shmequal: A Math Adventure by Virginia L. Kroll
18. Full House: An Invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds
With all the busyness of work lately, I’ve had trouble coming up with a topic to focus on this month… until I received the Stenhouse Publishers catalog in the mail today and saw this:
So, in honor of the shortest month of the year, I have decided to share some of my favorite math related books for the month of February.
Math lessons often include time for students to interact with manipulatives and practice the concepts covered. Incorporating other types of visual literacy into this content area can also help expand students’ understanding and add an element of fun.
Here’s to 28 amazing picture books on the topic of math:
1. Math in the Bath (and other fun places, too!) by Sara Atherly
2. Mouse Count by Ellen Stoll Walsh
3. Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson, with some delicious illustrations by Matthew Holmes
4. How Tall, How Short, How Far Away by David Adler
5. One Nation: America by the Numbers by Devin Scillian
6. Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni
7. Monster Math by Anne Miranda
8. 100 Hungry Ants by Elinor J Pinczes
9. The M&M’s Brand Counting Book by Barbara Barbieri McGrath
10. The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
11. Each Orange Had 8 Slices: A Counting Book by Paul Giganti, Jr.
to be continued . . .