Math Literature Books for Elementary

Picture books are an effective tool to introduce, teach, and review math concepts, skills, and vocabulary in meaningful contexts.  They can be presented in the format of shared reading, a read aloud, or a center. Children benefit, especially those who struggle with math, from a different approach to math instruction.  Similarly, it’s a great way to represent a concept in a different way for students who have a different learning style.  For all learners, picture books bring math alive and depict how math is present in everyday situations.


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7 REASONS TO USE CHILDREN’S BOOKS FOR TEACHING MATH
Here are seven reasons why educators should use children’s books for teaching math:

  1. They increase student engagement.
  2. They bring meaning to math by showing how math is present in the real world.
  3. They present a math concept or skill in a different way.
  4. They invite children who do not like math into the math world.
  5. They build literacy skills.
  6. They offer problems that are often more authentic and complex than the typical word problem.
  7. They provide an opportunity to integrate content areas, which shows children that content areas are interrelated and important.
HOW TO USE CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO TEACH MATH CONCEPTS
Below are a list of eight ways to use children’s books to teach math concepts:

  1. Introduce a new math concept, topic, or vocabulary term using a whole group read aloud.
  2. Help students make connections between concepts using a text.
  3. Kick off a meaningful math talk using a whole group read aloud.
  4. Pose a problem from the text, send your students to solve (independently, with partners, or in small groups), encourage them to share their findings with the class, and then finish reading the book.
  5. Show students the problem solving process in context by using a whole group read aloud.
  6. Teach a math concept using a text by inviting them to write their own problem that is connected to the story.
  7. During math workshop or center time, offer a bin of math picture books for students to explore (independently or with partners).
  8. Review a math concept, topic, or vocabulary term using a text.


A LIST OF PICTURE BOOKS FOR TEACHING MATH


Number Sense and Place Value Picture Books -


Skip Counting Picture Books


Even and Odd Numbers Picture Books


Addition Picture Books 



Subtraction Picture Books 



Multiplication Picture Books


Division Picture Books


Fractions Picture Books


Geometry Books


Measurement Picture Books


Money Picture Books


Telling Time Picture Books


Data and Graphing Picture Books


Grab this book list for children's picture books that can help you teach math concepts and skills. A great way to use this literature is to introduce a mathematics topic at the beginning of a unit. Your elementary students will love these fun books!  #childrenslit $childrensliterature #picturebooks #mathbooks #teachingmath #elementarymath
Grab this book list for children's picture books that can help you teach math concepts and skills. A great way to use this literature is to introduce a mathematics topic at the beginning of a unit. Your elementary students will love these fun books!  #childrenslit $childrensliterature #picturebooks #mathbooks #teachingmath #elementarymath
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