Here is a list of some books (in alphabetical order) that teachers/parents/math enthusiasts have shared with me via social media and/or email that they enjoy and think you should check out.
- Jim and the Beanstalk by Raymond Briggs [Measurement]
- Math Hacks: Cool Tips + Less Stress = Better Marks (Amazon.ca) by Vanessa Vakharia (AKA The Math Guru) explores basic math concepts for grades 3-6 (ages 8-12). “The book shows you how to do math in a super fun way with colorful illustrations and teaches you anti-math anxiety strategies. When you feel like math is super hard or get nervous doing math, you can look to this book to tell you how to realize that EVERYONE is a math person by using some simple mindfulness tips and tricks!” [GENERAL]
- Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy [Measurment]
- Seeing Symmetry by Loreen Leedy [Symmetry]
- The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins
- The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen [Addition and money]
- The Math Kids by David Cole The Math Kids is a series about four young math enthusiasts who find they can work together using math to solve mysteries, handle the classroom bullies, and help their friends
- You Can Count on Monsters: The First 100 Numbers and Their Characters
- Zero Is The Leaves On The Tree
- Grapes of Math by Greg Tang [Math riddles, grouping and counting and multiplication]
- The Dragon Curve: A Magical Math Journey by Alicia Burdess is an adventure into the world of fractals and the joy and beauty of patterns. Everyone can grab their own strip of paper and fold their own adventure.
Have a magical math book in mind that you want me to share with others? Contact me and I’ll add it to the list below. You can either:
- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org the following: Title, author(s), Grade/age level you think the book is best for, a bit about why it is magical to you and your students and/or children and anything else you’d like to share about your experience with the book; or
- Go to the Contact page and send along the following information: Title, author(s), Grade/age level you think the book is best for, a bit about why it is magical to you and your students and/or children and anything else you’d like to share about your experience with the book
There are opportunities for teachers/parents to share their own magical math book picks by writing a guest post for the blog. Contact me at email@example.com if you are interested in this.