A few month ago, I shared “The wonderful world of mathematics: A critically annotated list of children’s books in mathematics” (Thiessen et al., 1998), a helpful ressource to find children books that could be connected to math (here).
Well, there is more !
“Exploring Mathematics though Literature” is another book from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). It includes a selection of articles previously published by the NCTM, categorized by math topics: Number & Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, and Date Analysis & Probability. Articles may discuss a book, a math activity connected to the book and strategies children may use, etc. This book is a gem to me: not only it gives me ideas of books to read in connection with math, but also activities to implement. And cherry on the top for me so interested in how children think, it provides student samples. A great source of inspiration for our math journey :-)
Also, Math Solutions, CA, published a series of books connecting fiction/non-fiction books with math lessons for different grade levels. I sure will try some of their recommendations throughout Summer.
If you love connecting books to math as much as I do, you may want to check these books out !
Burns, M & Sheffield, S. (2004). Math And Literature, Grades K-1: Math Solutions, CA.
Burns, M & Sheffield, S. (2004). Math And Literature, Grades 2-3: Math Solutions, CA.
Peterson, J. (2004). Math And Nonfiction, Grades K-2: Math Solutions, CA.
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.