I was thinking about my good old standbys when it comes to literature about math concepts. I love to use stories to introduce or reinforce math concepts because it usually helps the kiddos visualize the idea better. I wanted to share some titles that you may not be familiar with:
Good for introducing dividing into equal groups or even/odd numbers.
The couple has a pot that when you put something inside-it doubles!
Good poems/photos illustrating the concept of counting.
This one can get a little long for the kids, but is a great illustration of shapes. I remember at a training years ago, they were saying something like 90% of kids missed a question on a shape on their standardized testing. It had 5 sides, but didn't look like the typical hexagon that they are taught is the 5-sided shape-they were all stumped as to what it was called. So I like that it this book teaches them that it doesn't matter what form the shape takes, but it's dependent on how many sides it has. And it usually sparks a conversation that luckily I have Google to help me because they start asking me all kinds of questions like "what do you call a shape with 20 sides?".
Hope everyone is enjoying their summer vacation. I only have a 3-day week at summer school this week, so I think I'll make it! :)