Every Monday is a fun day in the summer time!! Today I am linking up with Kindergarten Planet and The Kindergarten Connection for my favorite link up, Must Read Monday!!
In case you don't already know, this is a weekly summer linky party where we get to share our favorite books on a given topic. Last week we learned all about Friendship Books, and I soon had several boxes from Amazon waiting to be opened. I'm hoping to pace myself a bit better, since there are so very many more wonderful weeks to this linky. This week our topic is Math. We get to share our favorite math-centered books. One of the things I love about getting to teach kindergarten is that we get to read so many wonderful books! I love starting off my Math Rotations with a good book! There are so very amazing math themed books out there, and many books can be used across more than one subject. I wanted to try to share some books that you may not have heard of yet! :-)
The Hueys in None the Number by Oliver Jeffers is a really great book to help kiddos to understand the concept of number sense. This book is a counting book that includes the number zero, referred to as 'none' in the story. The book focuses on numbers 0-10, bringing it back to zero at the end. This is a great book to read at the beginning of the year in kindergarten since we focus on counting and number recognition. It may also come in handy for Math RTI groups.
The story starts out with the Hueys asking how many lumps of cheese are next to you? (none) The story starts at none and counts all the way up to ten, with some really fun sets to count! '4 is the number of tantrums Kevin throws everyday' and '9 seagulls that are after Frank's French fries' are two of my favorites! My kinders are really going to enjoy this book, it's definitely going to make them laugh!
This is another great counting book, and I'll use this one a little later on in the school year. This book focuses on counting in sequence from 1-10 as fast as you can, any way you can. It is a great book to use when you are introducing the concept of skip counting by 2s.
In this folktale, King Leopard wants to choose a successor from the jungle who will take his place when he is gone. He offers his daughters hand in marriage to the animal that can beat his challenge. He tells them that he is going to throw his hunting spear up into the air, and they must count from 1-10 before the spear lands. Each animal attempts to count to 10 before the spear falls, and each one gets progressively closer until one animal shows he can skip count by twos to get to ten.
This is a great book to use when working on skip counting, as well as a great book to practice predicting with!
This is a math book I would use towards the later part of the year when we begin to focus on subtraction. It is a really fun book to have students act out and represent the subtraction problems in different ways.
In this story, the monsters are together for a party and decide to play musical chairs. There is a lot of repetitive text which helps students chant along with you as you read. Each time the music stops one of the monsters is out and must be subtracted. On the edge of each page the number sentence is illustrated with monster faces. For example, for 5-1 there will be five monster faces with one crossed out.
Was I able to introduce you to a book you hadn't heard of yet? I would love for you to comment about it! :-) I'm about to go read every one else's posts so I can learn about some new books too! I'm hoping to add some real gems to my Wish List!
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