Thursday, July 4, 2013

Math Literature

I absolutely love math literature!! I have been collecting math literature for years. One of my favorite authors is Stuart J. Murphy. I like to use his books in my math centers to review skills already taught. In his book, Lemonade for Sale, a group of friends decide to setup a lemonade stand to raise money to fix up their clubhouse. They create a bar graph to keep track of their sales. I created a FREE pdf to go along with this book. It shows the bar graphs the kids made each day.Click Here to Download Your Free Copy of Lemonade Graphing

One of my all time favorite books is Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! by Marilyn Burns. It is a cute story about a couple that decides to have the family over for a meal. They rent 8 tables and 32 chairs. Throughout the book the family rearranges the tables as more and more family members arrive. Reading and discussing this book is a fun way to introduce area and perimeter. I created a pdf and powerpoint to go along with this book. It shows the table layouts described in the book. I also created a set of table and chair cards that the students may cut up to manipulate into the same arrangements described in the book.Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! $2.00


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