Math Picture Book Stack
Stories stick! They are a great educational tool and math stories are no exception. I have read that facts are more easily remembered when they are part of a story and they are remembered more accurately.
I’ve really enjoyed reading through these math picture books with my children. We use them as part of our morning time, and they are bringing math to life.
I’m regularly negotiating with my reluctant learner but he’s always up for a good story, even a math story. Math picture books help children make connections between math concepts and the real world, they introduce your students to math vocabulary, and they combine literacy skills with math. Many times my reluctant learner has literally disappeared under the table as I’ve encouraged him to answer the math questions in his workbook but math questions that are asked as part of a story seem to fly under his radar and he’s happy to answer them.
Whether you have children who love math or have one that has developed math anxiety, math picture books are a fun way to engage children with math in a fun and gentle way.
by Adrianne Curwen
Adrianne is a wife to a public-school educator/administrator and a homeschooling Mama to seven children, ranging in age from 7 to 23. She believes that we have a unique opportunity as homeschoolers to design individualized education that suits giftings, interests, and passions. She and her husband have used a blend of registered homeschooling, enrolment with independent DL schools, and participation in public trade school programs to design individualized programs for their children. She is passionate about using as many read-alouds, picture books, novels, and conversations to educate her children but also gets excited by the amazing homeschool-designed curriculum that’s out there. Adrianne is thrilled by her new role as Communication Specialist for Classical Education Books and is grateful to have an opportunity to learn something new. She is grateful, every day, for her saviour, Jesus Christ, and has no greater joy than when she sees her most important missions field walk with Him.