Picture Books and Math

Picture Books and Math

Picture Books and Math

Date posted: January 23, 2015

Many picture books contain math concepts and are a good way to introduce and explore mathematical thinking in the context of a story.

Need suggestions? Here are some lists of picture books that incorporate math:
Math at play – picture books – This page includes links to several lists of math picture books for 1-3 and 3-5.
Math-related children’s books  – from NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children)
Best math books for kids  -Designed by teachers, this webpage includes links to a variety lists organized by mathematical concept.

And, for teachers, here are a couple of articles on using picture books to teach math in early grades:
As Easy as Pi: Picture books are perfect for teaching math
Teaching math with picture books, part 1

For more suggestions on using picture books to teach math concepts to young children, browse How Many Ways Can You Make Five? A Parent’s Guide to Exploring Math with Children’s Books. To borrow this book, email library@decoda.ca.

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