Math forms an important part of every school day, and we also learn mathematical facts in our stories we read.
Kindergarten Planet and I loved sharing our favorite books about Math!
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12 Ways to Get to 11 by Eve Miriam
11 is missing! What happened? Readers explore this book to discover what could have possibly happened to 11. Is he in the forest? At the circus? Each situation involves a new combination of numbers to get to 11. It is a fantastic read for when you are working on decomposing numbers!
From One to One Hundred by Teri Sloat
This story takes readers on a counting journey, where on each page there are different illustrations and objects to count! It is a fun book for children to explore alone as well, as they can read the number, then search and count the objects they find. It is a great read for beginning number sense and one to one correspondence!
Monster Math by Anne Miranda
This is a fun beginning counting book with hilarious little monsters and their antics. First, count the monsters one by one as they engage in some fun (and silly) activities. Then the monsters start to grow by tens! This book is a great read for when you are counting by tens, as well as general counting.
Tally O’Malley by Stuart J. Murphy
I have come to realize that I enjoy many of the books from the Math Start series! There are so many to choose from for all kinds of math topics! In Tally O’Malley, the O’Malley family is off to the beach! The drive, however, is long and boring! To stay busy, they play tally games and tally up items they see. This is a great read aloud for when you are introducing tally marks and their purpose!
Pete the Cat and His 4 Groovy Buttons by James Dean
Who doesn’t love Pete the Cat? He quickly becomes a classroom favorite! In this story, Pete has a shirt with 4 buttons, but 1 by 1, they fall off! This is a great read aloud for beginning subtraction, and as always, Pete is rockin’ on with some catchy sayings that the kids love!
Chicka Chicka 123 by Bill Martin Jr.
Just like Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, this book is filled with fun illustrations and catchy rhyme and rhythm. The numbers in this book are racing to the top of the apple tree! This is a great book for beginning number recognition and counting.
If You Were a Plus Sign by Trisha Speed Shaskan
What would you do if you were a plus sign? You would add things together of course! This book takes readers on a journey as they experiment with the concept of addition. It incorporates fun rhymes while also showing the setup of equations. There is also another book with a similar theme, If You Were a Minus Sign.
Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews
This fun counting book uses simple black dots to make unique and fun pictures! What can you make with 1 dot? 2? 8? This engaging book is great for beginning counting and one to one correspondence. There are many extension activities for this book too, such as creating your own pictures with a certain number of dots!
For More Book Recommendations
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