Through stories, math comes to life
Stories create a space where students can explore their mathematical thinking and understanding in unique ways. Children’s literature offers memorable opportunities to discuss mathematical ideas and connect those ideas to meaningful contexts.
Math by the Book is a K–5 resource dedicated to teaching mathematics strategically through literature. Math is found in all kinds of stories, but how do we connect the reading of a story to significant math learning? Real learning comes from authentically and purposefully linking a story to important mathematical concepts and then, through the story context, exploring those concepts more deeply.