In Anno's Magic Seeds, the main character Jack receives a gift of two magic seeds from a wizard. He is instructed to eat one of the seeds (which will sustain him for an entire year) and plant the second seed. Jack's magic seed keeps growing and growing and growing. His magical crops grow quickly, first by ones, then by twos and faster and faster. "Though the story can be followed without any math skills beyond simple addition and subtraction, sharp witted-young readers will delight in the increasingly tricky arithmetic puzzles woven into text and illustrations."
A Crafty, Colorful Counting Book
Sheep Won't Sleep: Counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s was published in 2017 by Holiday House. Written by Judy Cox and illustrated by Nina Cuneo, this book's whimsical characters and gentle prose are perfect for inspiring colorful dreams and connection through counting before bedtime.
Story+Math+Diversity = One Mathical Book
Baby Goes to Market was written by Nigerian-born Atinuke. Atinuke started her career doing traditional oral storytelling. Atinuke's story follows Baby and Mama through a Nigerian Market. Baby's is so adorable that the banana seller gives Baby six bananas. Baby eats one and secretly puts five bananas in Mama's basket. Baby continues to collect items at the market, eating one of each, and placing the rest in Mama's basket. The story ends with a secret between Baby and reader that is sure to bring a smile.
Stack the Cats joins the #Mathbookmagic Book Stack
It's overwhelming to think about adding one more thing to parent's/teacher's never-ending to-do-lists. And so this week's post is about a multipurpose book where children can talk math, practice reading (especially K-1 children), and play a stacking game. The Book Stack the Cats was written and illustrated by Susie Ghahremani and published by Abrams Appleseed... Continue Reading →
1+1=5: A Book to Explore Unlikely Additions
Let me be clear, this book is NOT trying to confuse children into thinking that the addition statement 1+1=3 is a true! Under the arithmetic operation of addition, of course the expression 1+ 1 has only one value, 2. In order for the equation 1+1=3 to make sense, we need to add in some units.