Monday, June 29, 2015

Must Read Monday: Math Books




I am Linking up with Kindergarten Planet and The Kindergarten Connection this week to look at books about math.  Here are a few that I have used in the classroom!

Counting

Ten Apples Up On Top by Dr. Seuss is a fun book that shows what you can do with 10 apples on top of your head.  After the book, we will often do different activities to go with the book.  We will make a writing book with all the things that we can do with apples on top of out head.  We also do many counting and ordering activities.  My children love this book!


Chicka Chicka 1 2 3  by Bill Martin is a fun book that focuses on counting.  Children love it because it follows the same pattern of the beloved Chicka Chicka Boom Boom book.  It also has a fun song to sing with it!


Fish Eyes: A Book You Can Count On by Lois Ehlert is a counting that book that also focuses on addition.


Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews is a fun book that created pictures with black dots.  At the end of the book, my class creates their own Ten Black Dot picture.  We display all the creative pictures for all to see.  We also play other math games, like Spot the Dot.  In this game I hold up a dot pattern and the tell how many in the subitizing pattern.  This then becomes our math warm up before our math block starts.



Splash by Anna Jonas is a great book that works on story problems.  There is always something happening in the pond.  Animals coming and going. We use this book for Math Story Theater.  This is when we act out math stories.  I have the children pretend to be different animals (we use pictures so everyone remembers who they are).  As I read the book, the children either jump into the "pond" or jump out.  The children love this activity.  It gets them moving, along with helping the really listen to the math story, thinking about the action that is going to be done, and then counting to see how many are in the pond.



What are your favorite math books?  Please leave your ideas in the comments below!

10 comments:

  1. You shared some really amazing books!! I had forgotten all about 'Fish Eyes'!! Thank you for reminding me! I have not heard of 'Splash!', I'll definitely be checking that one out to use when we start working on story problems!
    Thank you so much for sharing such amazing books, I had a great time reading about them!

    Warmest Wishes,
    Erin
    Kindergarten Dragons

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    1. Thank you so much! It was fun to think back to all the wonderful books. It makes me excited to go back and take them out again!

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  2. Great collection. I have never seen "Splash!" I will need to check that one out.
    Thank you!
    Mrs.B's Classroom Adventures

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    1. Thank you! Splash is a good one! :) My kiddos love reading it and love acting it out. I think a summer project will be to create "newer" animals for the story! :)

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  3. I love the idea of Math Story Theater! How fun! I'm going to have to get a hold of a copy of Splash! It sounds like a great way to introduce problem solving!

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    1. It really is! Since it works on both addition and subtraction it leads into discussion about really understanding the what the math story is asking. Great for comprehension!

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  4. Hi Meghan! Thanks so much for joining our linky party. I love your book choices! "Ten Apples Up On Top" is an awesome book. How could I forget that one? Teehee. I haven't heard of "Splash!" but my curiosity, and your description, has me interested.
    Suzanne
    Kindergarten Planet

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  5. Hi Suzanne! Thank you so much! I have enjoyed reading everyone's book list. I can't believe that I had forgotten about some of the ones shared. I highly recommend Splash! It is a fun and engaging book! :)

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up! How could I forget about 10 apples up on top? I love that story!! I really want to order the book Splash as well - I don't own that one, and it looks great! I enjoyed reading your recommendations!

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  7. Thank you so much! I love finding great books. Splash was recommended to me a few years ago, and I have used every year since!

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