## Children's Literature and Math

Using literature is a wonderful way to explore and deepen math concepts.  There are many books that have math lessons already built in; however, you can also look at children's literature in new ways which can connect math to other subject areas and be a catalyst to encourage student writing.  Below is a list of books in which I (or respected colleagues) have written lessons and the math topics that they address.  Just click on the title of the book to access the lesson.  Enjoy!

 Name of Book Grade Level(s) Math Topics Addressed Book lesson: How Many Feet in the Bed? 3, K-2 Creating tables/equations, skip counting Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend 1-3 Data collection How Big is a Foot? 2-3 Attributes used for Measurement Book lesson: Estimating "Inch by Inch" 3-5 Estimation, measuring length Benny's Pennies 2-4 Money, adding and subtracting \$1 and \$0.50 Beginning Algebra: Fly on the Ceiling 5+ The Cartesian Coordinate Plane Book lesson: How the Second Grade Got \$8205.50... K-7 Financial literacy, adding and subtracting decimals Book lesson: The Math Curse K-12 Math is everywhere, problem-solving Book lesson: The Curiosity of Eratosthenes Leads to New Discoveries 6+ Circle Terminology, Prime Numbers, GCF Book lesson: Tangrams and Explaining Your Work 1-12, 4-6 Writing out a solution to a math problem, Geometric vocabulary The Under-Achievers 3 Introducing fractions in all representations, equivalent fractions

 Help Wanted onMont VernonThis book combines historyand mathematics withadorable characters to teachkids about the many talentsof the first U.S. President. The UnderAchievers:Woven into a fun story, this book provides excellentmath lessons for kids. Writing Across the Curriculum:The NumberFix Project Wacky We-Search Reports:A popular book on writingacross the curriculum.