Monday, June 29, 2015

Must Read Monday: Books About Math!

This week I am linking up with Kindergarten Planet and The Kindergarten Connection to talk about my favorite books to use during Math!  I love incorporating books into every subject I can.  I was never really great at Math, I admit, and neither is my own little man.  We are both, however, lovers of books.  Pulling good literature into our math lessons is a great way to engage even our most reluctant little mathematicians.

One of my very favorite math books is One Hundred Hungry Ants, by Elinor J Pinczes.  It's repetitive and it rhymes, which means my kiddos LOVE it.  I love it because it introduces the concept of making 100 many different ways- groups of 50, 25,'s perfect for the 100th day of school!  I like to tie this book in when we learn about money as well.  We talk about how it takes 100 pennies, 20 nickels, 10 dimes, and 4 quarters to make a dollar.  

One Hundred Hungry Ants

I just got this book, Full House: An Invitation to Fractions, by Dayle Ann Dodds, last summer and I loved it!  It's a cute little story about visitors joining Miss Bloom at The Strawberry Inn.  I really liked it because it introduces fractions in a way that is easy for younger kids to understand.  It's a great little book for K-3.

 I use If You Were a Polygon by Marcie Aboff and If You Were a Quadrilateral by Molly Blaisdell when I teach my geometry unit.  Both of these books do a great job of introducing shapes and the illustrations are great!  It gives my kiddos great real life examples of each shape and always leads to a great discussion about the shapes we see around us.

What are your favorite books to use during math?


  1. You shared some really great books! I had a great time reading about them! I really like the 'If I Were a Polygon' book, what a great way to introduce shapes!
    Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your favorite math books, I learned about some new books from you!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Kindergarten Dragons

  2. Hi Nicole,
    I am so glad you linked up with us!! I like your book selections. I have "One Hundred Hungry Ants" and years ago a parent made colored copies of the ants, cut them out and put them on velcro. It is an excellent visual to move the ants around when reading the story. I also love the shape books you shared. I have checked them out of the library, but do not personally own them - though I'd like to.
    By the way, your blog design is adorable!
    Kindergarten Planet

  3. Thanks so much for linking up! First, the name The Primary Pineapple is so catchy and fun!! Love it! I definitely want to check out that book about fractions - I am always looking for fun books that explain them in a friendly way for younger learners. Thanks for sharing your recommendations!!