The Reading Nook

Children's Math Literature

Recent trends in education have focused on an integrated curriculum.  Children learn best when subject matter is meaningful and useful, and literature brings meaning to math.  David Whitin says, "Using math related children's literature can help children realize the variety of situations in which people use mathematics for real purposes" (1994).  Thus, children can recognize how math will be helpful to them in the "real world."

At The Reading Nook, the teachers realize the frustration felt by other teachers when they become responsible for teaching "one more thing."  Teachers recognize that curriculum integration is one way to meet the requirements of the state and the needs of the students.

On this page, teachers and parents will find numerous math related children's books.  As a teacher, if you're planning a unit or writing lesson plans, then look no further.  We have some suggestions for you.  As a parent, if your child is having difficulty with a math concept such as money, consider using a children's book to assist him.

Simply locate the desired math skill below, and click on the link below the image to view additional books related to that skill. 

More Addition/Subtraction More Multiplication/Division More Fraction Books

More Geometry Books More Measurement Books More Money Books

More Pattern Books More Place Value Books More Time Books

More Number Sense Books More Perimeter/Area Books More Counting Books

More Sets Books More Probability Books More Symmetry Books

More Graph Books More Problem Solving Books