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Parents and teachers can take advantage of this by using literature as a vehicle for teaching and consolidating understanding. Literature can highlight concepts, act as a springboard to new math learning, stimulate discussion, or provide alternate explanations of a concept. It can make mathematical concepts more accessible, as it puts math into a meaningful context, provides visual aids for the students, and encourages communication, helping to support all learners.

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Search a list of recommended books. I have purposely selected ones I feel are most effective for teaching math concepts and sparking kids’ interest. The list is not all encompassing, but I am always reading new books as they are released and scouring libraries to add great finds.

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Helen Nolan and Tracy Walker

Nolan and Walker put the number 1,000 into many different contexts in order to think about how 1,000 can mean very different things. For example, 1,000 people would fill a small hockey arena, but if the same 1,000 people are all waiting in line to get in, the line would stretch down the street…

David M. Schwartz

This fun book is great for proportional reasoning and use of ratios. Throughout the book, different scenarios are presented, showing what it would be like if you could hop like a frog, eat like a shrew, or flick your tongue like a chameleon. Mathematical and scientific explanations follow…

Stuart J. Murphy

A group of children want to help get the park ready for the Earth Day celebration. They decide to collect cans in order to earn money to plant flowers in the park. In counting the cans…

Claire Owen

This non-fiction book looks at several number systems throughout history and throughout the world, with a focus on place value. Questions for the reader are interspersed throughout the book…

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