Tuesday 9 July 2013

Picture Book Linky Party #2

And I'm back for round 2! I am linking up with First Grade and Fabulous again for DeAnne's Picture Book Linky Party #2. This week's (day's) topic is Picture Books to Help Teach Math Concepts.

A great introduction to problem solving and addition strategies. There's cute little word problems that make students think about how to solve equations. Cute pictures as well!

This is a good book to talk about how numbers are everywhere! From our house number to our phone number, we use numbers every day. With this book, I plan to do a Math About Me activity... Love these number people from the blog Just Add Clipart

I love the whole MathStart series by Stuart J. Murphy. I have a ton of other titles as well. If you go to the website {here}, they have tons of activities to go with the books too!

This is a classic story for teaching fair shares/division. KindergartenWorks has a free retell literacy center that would be good for math as well. Check it out {here}.

This is a cute book for teaching about skip counting. It shows how it's faster to count by 10's than it is to count by 1's, but you still get to the same end result!

This is a fun book to talk about shapes. The First Grade Parade has some cute ideas for math problems using the book as a spring board.

I made these adorable Penny crafts as a centre last year, which I got from Primary Junction's Second Grade Common Core Measurement Unit. They were fun to make and my students had a fun time using various non-standard units to measure Penny's head.

This is a fun book to use to show different ways to make numbers, based on the number of feet different animals have.

1 = snail
2 = human
3 = human and a snail

See all the possibilities you can do? 

5 = a dog and a snail, or it could be 5 snails, or it could be two humans and a snail! 
This book leads to some very open-ended thinking skills.

All of Greg Tang's math books involve a lot of problem solving skills. You can view all of his books in an eBook format (with audio!) on his website. There are also some free games you can download too.

If You Were a Plus Sign and If You Were a Minus Sign by Speed Shaskan

These are great books to introduce addition and subtraction.

Do you use picture books to teach math? Link up with DeAnee over at First Grade and Fabulous to share your favourites!


  1. We love Measuring Penny (and all of the Penny books)! Amber @ School is a Happy Place also has a great freebie for Measuring Penny! Our kiddos loved it! One is a Snail and Ten is a Crab looks super fun!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

    1. Thanks for the heads up! I will have to check out that freebie! :)

  2. Love your linky party! Thank you for including Square Cat.
    All best,

    Elizabeth Schoonmaker
    Square Cat
    Aladdin Books
    ABC Square Cat Fall 2014

    1. Thanks so much! Square Cat is such an adorable book! :)

  3. Great books!! Thanks for linking up! :)
    First Grade and Fabulous