Explorations In Math

Math Story Time

Published on October 10 2011

One of the ways we instill a love of reading in our children is the nighttime ritual of reading to them. Doing this communicates the importance we attach to reading, shows our love of reading, models good reading skills, opens opportunities for questions and discussion, and it increases our children’s vocabularies. There’s a way to capitalize on all this and also include a love of math as one of the reasons for reading aloud: read math-related story books. When you start looking for them, I think you’ll be surprised at how many good books there are, and at all grade levels. Talk to your school librarian or the librarian at your public library branch; they’ll be happy to help you. Meanwhile, here’s a great list to get you started.

3 Reader Comments to “Math Story Time”
  • By Bon Crowder on October 10, 2011 | Reply

    Wow! I love it when others have a brilliant idea similar to mine. I’m downloading the list and posting it on the Count 10 Read 10 site…


    Wanna collaborate?

  • By Bon Crowder on October 10, 2011 | Reply

    Oh! And looking at your list, I see Brown Bear, Brown Bear. I did this article on counting and fractions there: https://mathfour.com/cognition/practicing-math-skills-early-in-life-is-a-brain-changing-event

  • By Dave Gardner on October 10, 2011 | Reply

    Thanx for your comments! Are you familiar with our organization? If not, I hope you’ll explore our website and keep in touch. I’d also like to invite you (and anyone else reading this) to come to MathFest on November 3rd, our community-wide celebration of math. Keep checking our website for details.


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