# Maths through stories

Childrens’ mathematics picture books | Christchurch City Libraries. Picture books are frequently requested by teachers and parents as a way to introduce children to mathematical concepts. These maths books are recommended for children aged four to eight. Counting and addition The very hungry caterpillar Eric Carle Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food. Countablock Christopher Franceschelli Teaches the numbers from one to one hundred by showing how a certain number of objects can become something else, from one acorn growing into an oak tree to one hundred puzzle pieces becoming one large puzzle. 1 2 3, Little Donkey Rindert Kromhout Little Donkey and Bobby want some treats and count everyday things as they try to get them.

Have you seen my dragon? A small boy has lost his dragon in the city! The follow the line series Laura Ljungkvist 100 things Masayuki Sebe The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins Dr. Bartholomew really wants to take off his hat to the King of Didd … but how? Size. Second is a Hiccup, A: A Child's Book of Time. The kids are all bright: infographics for all ages. Swimming animals by Nicholas Blechman When my daughter was three and out for a walk on an autumn day, she pointed at a spider’s web and explained what it was. “Daddy, it’s a website,” she said. It was a visual way to describe a word she had heard but didn’t yet understand. And information graphics and visualisations give us a method to do the reverse: use images to describe a story in a way that we can understand. If children want to comprehend the world around them, infographics can do that. There is a data revolution taking place across the globe right now.

This week sees the publication of a book that I have worked on with the father of infographic design Peter Grundy — Infographics: Human body. So, why produce a book of infographics for children? “A good picture is equivalent to a good deed” said Van Gogh, and as long as we have been able to draw a line chart, designers have known that a picture can bring data to life. We are engaged by pictures long before we learn to read Like this: Funny maths; the pictures and videos we use in the classroom (with images, tweets) · BetterMaths.

Home | North Tyneside Learning Platform. Untitled. Read All About It – Using Story and Picture Books in Maths Lessons | supportingmaths. This blog was my very first venture into blogging on the fabulous Primary English blog. I’m very grateful to them for publishing it last May which led to me thinking seriously about starting my own blog. Their site is well worth a visit and they also have some amazing pinterest boards on all sorts of themes. Here is what I blogged back in May: As a maths leader, I quite often have the privilege of doing planning trawls and looking at weekly and medium term planning from other teachers. I’m often very impressed by the thought and detail that goes into these. But there’s one section that seems very rarely to be given much thought. On the whole, we are very good these days at making cross-curricular links, particularly at bringing writing opportunities into a whole range of curriculum areas.

I’d be the first to admit that it is often difficult to bring maths into our topic themes – although I do think it’s worth making the effort. Like this: Like Loading... Early Years Magazine - Issue 18: Maths to share. Maths to share – CPD for you and your colleagues One thing that colleagues often comment upon is the lack of counting rhymes which count forwards rather than backwards. We know that rhymes are important for introducing, reinforcing and consolidating mathematical concepts and early counting skills.

They are particularly useful for consolidating numbers and their names. The repetition helps children to recall the order of the number names and they are fun. Ask colleagues to bring copies of rhymes and any rhymes books they have to the meeting. Begin the session by asking colleagues which rhymes they use for counting forwards. Share the rhymes which may be new to some, including ‘Buster Buster’ and ‘Five little snowmen standing in a line’ from Jenny Goddard in Focus on… Maths through music, rhythm and rhyme in Issue 6 of the Early Years Magazine. One more One little rabbit wondering what to do; One more came along and then there were two.

Early Years Magazine - Issue 24: Maths to share. West Sussex County Council: Maths from stories. During the autumn term 2009 West Sussex Leading Mathematics Teachers combined all their ideas and good practice to look at how texts can be used in mathematics. The outcomes are in the PDF document below. You are welcome to use the ideas suggested within your own school.

Books used include: The Wolves in the Walls - Neil GaimanEgg Drop - Mini Grey365 Penguins - Jean-Luc FromentalWindow / Home - Jeannie BakerVoices in the Park - Anthony BrowneGoldilocks and the Three Bears - LadybirdOne is a Snail, Ten is a Crab - April Pulley Sayre and Jeff SayreInside Jolly Roger's Pirate Ship - Charles ReasonerThe Tower to the Sun - Colin Thompson We would like to thank a group of South Crawley teachers for sharing their planning ideas linked to texts. There is a range from EYFS to Year 6 attached below. Also attached below is a recently updated booklist (November 2010). If you have any further exciting work linked to texts then we'd love to see it and hear about it. Math Books for Kids--Teaching Elementary Math Lessons w/ Picture Books. This page lists fun, clever books on math for kids. Math can be challenging, so when the usual explanations and strategies don't work, what's a teacher to do?

Use math picture books! A funny and/or interesting story pulls the kids in, and then the different approach (vs. traditional math direct instruction) means even the frustrated kids are more receptive to learning math. Children who claim to not like math can find an engaging, 'friendly' entry into the subject via clever math picture books. Math children's books are also great for showing math is all around us! Teaching real world applications of math is a vital part of math education, but doing so in a meaningful way can take A LOT of time. The list below of math books for kids includes links to buy the books on Amazon.

AdditionThese creative booksmake learning additionmore fun and concrete. subtractionBest math picture books for subtractionmath lessons. shapesChildren's books makelearning this fun topiceven more fun! 8K+Save. Children’s picture books that teach mathematics concepts. You are here: Home > Learning > Primary Learning Sorry, LiveOnline is currently closed. Use our web form to submit a question for response by email, or try again between 9am to 8pm weekdays, 9am to 5pm weekends. Community Information Christchurch <p><a href="/LearningCentres/">Discover our Learning Centres programmes</a></p><p>Turn on Javascript to see our programmes calendar</p> Picture books are frequently requested by teachers and parents as a way to introduce children to mathematical concepts. Counting The very hungry caterpillar Eric Carle Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food.

Night noises Mem Fox Lily Laceby was nearly ninety and lived in a cottage in the hills with Butch Aggie, her dog, as her only companion. Ten apples up on top Theo LeSieg A lion, a dog, and a tiger are having a contest - can they get ten apples piled up on top of their heads? The Follow the Line series Laura Ljungkvist Geometry Me first! Picture books with mathematical content. The visual elements of a quality picture book can illustrate a concept in ways it may be hard to do with other resources. For example, the pictures of a hundred ants marching in different arrays as they try to pick up some speed to reach the picnic (see One Hundred Hungry Ants by Elinor J. Princzes) can be difficult to organise on the mat! The use of a narrative supports problem solving as students have a reason within the story to solve and to figure. A picture book can be used as an introduction to a concept, as a launch pad to further explore an idea, or as a prompt for a discussion and debate.

It is important to select books that are of high quality from both a literary and a mathematical perspective. Evaluate the mathematics within the book prior to sharing it with your students and decide on some directions you are interested in following with questions or response activities. Questions to help guide your selection of books to use within maths classes: West Sussex County Council: Maths from stories. EYFS stories.