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Books for Teaching Math

Books for Teaching Math
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. Math children's books are also great for showing math is all around us! 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! graphingGraphing is fun withthese clever mathpicture books for kids. fractionsFractions can be achallenge, but thesebooks can help! moneyMake learning aboutmoney fun with thesegreat picture books. measurementAdd these great booksto your classroom orhome school math. 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!

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Pearson School Canada: Contexts for Learning Mathematics Copyright: 2007 Publisher: HeinemannGrade: K - 6Author: Catherine Twomey Fosnot The new Contexts for Learning Mathematics series by Catherine Fosnot and colleagues from Mathematics in the City and the Freudenthal Institute uses carefully crafted math situations to foster a deep conceptual understanding of essential mathematical ideas, strategies, and models. Building on the ideals of a math workshop, each unit provides a two-week sequence of investigations, minilessons, games, and other contexts for learning. The series’ 18 classroom-tested units are organized into three content-based packages or grade-specific teacher packs. Now available! To view sample resources, visit:

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. 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. Email: victoria.ludlow@westsussex.gov.uk South Crawley schools maths from stories:

Free Technology for Teachers AB Assessment Consortium, Supporting Mathematical Thinking in Elementary Classrooms through Formative Assessment Teachers in Alberta are working with instructional strategies that are designed to help students become more confident mathematicians. While we want students to be fluent with calculations, we also want them to demonstrate their growing understanding of mathematics as they investigate, solve problems, reason and explain their thinking. This broader focus requires adjustments to traditional assessment practices. In this video series, watch how formative assessment can be used to support student learning. These materials were developed by the Alberta Assessment Consortium as a result of a grant from Alberta Education. Setting the Context Mathematics instruction and assessment must focus on more than simply getting right answers. Learn More Building a Mathematical Community Math talks are an effective way to help students meet the learning goals of the Alberta Mathematics Program of Studies. Learn More

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. It is important to select books that are of high quality from both a literary and a mathematical perspective. Questions to help guide your selection of books to use within maths classes: Does the book present content that is mathematically sound and appropriate for the level of your students? This checklist has been adapted from one created by Marilyn Burns in her article: Easy as Pi: Picture books are perfect for teaching math. Click to download a spreadsheet of all picture books listed in this section (.xls, 17KB)

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