Math and children’s literature

Children’s books including math concepts are a fun way to discuss math at home with your kids. At night, before turning off the light, sneakily having fun with math.

If you struggle finding the right book, check out this one :

Thiessen, D., Matthias, M., & Smith, J. (1998). The wonderful world of mathematics: A critically annotated list of children’s books in mathematics. Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Written by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), it lists math-related children’s  books by mathematical concepts (e.g. One to Ten; Place value; Statistics and Probability, etc). For each book, you can find the grade level, as well as its relevance in terms of teaching a math concept. There is also a brief summary. I find it quite helpful and easy to use. And for the record, all Anno books are listed as highly recommended :-)

A wonderful resource if you are interested in math and children’s literature.


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