Amazing Visual Math is a pop-up book that encourages children to interact with mathematical concepts through folding, unfolding, flipping, and tab-pulling. The book is a mathematical reference book that explores different concepts from the first years of school (K-2). The sixteen colorful pages are full of different mathematical representations children can manipulate. There are mathematical facts and questions on each spread.
I didn't realize until researching this book that Mo Willem's Elephant and Piggie series is done, finished, finito. What?! Say it ain't so. Sorry, it is so. However, you can still get your Elephant and Piggie fix by reading Elephant & Piggie Like Reading! The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat. In this book within a book, Mo Willem's iconic duo make a cameo as they introduce and reflect upon Dan Santat's story The Cookie Fiasco. The Cookie Fiasco provides opportunities to explore both division and fractions.
Next Monday, September 25, 2017, is #mathstorytellingday! [For more info go here and here.] Celebrate by sharing a math picture book. Perhaps the The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns or Otoshi's One. Or, in creative mood? Make up your own math stories with your students/children. The ideas of doubling and halving make great story contexts. And this week's #mathbookmagic... Continue Reading →