logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
Painting
Heart Disease
Horror Literature
Dating
Hiking & Backpacking
SF/Fantasy Books
Healthy Foods


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Gifted Education Site

BellaOnline's Gifted Education Editor

g

Math Picture Books

Guest Author - Lorel Shea

There are a number of great math picture books available these days. Try these books to help your child develop a love of mathematics. Even the most math-phobic kids can learn to appreciate the beauty of logic and patterns, symmetry and symbols. The books discussed here are all nicely illustrated and highly entertaining. To get the most out of them, I recommend purchasing books if possible, and not just borrowing, as repetition will really reinforce the concepts.

Stuart Murphy, prolific author of the Mathstart series, has produced the best math picture books I've seen for preschool and early school age children. Murphy introduces one concept in each book and cleverly weaves it into his story. Each book is conveniently rated according to the target audience. A Pair of Socks is all about matching pairs, while the more advanced Divide and Ride teaches beginning division with an amusement park theme.

Pat Hutchins has written several lovely math oriented stories aimed at young children. The Doorbell Rang is probably her best known work. In this book, two children have to divide a plate of chocolate chip cookies evenly between an ever growing number of unexpected guests. It's sure to make kids giggle!

Greg Tang should win an award for best math titles! His works include The Grapes of Math, The Best of Times, and Mathterpieces. His work is best for the mid to late elementary school level. The artwork is memorable and these books are sure to please!

Author Amy Axelrod and illustrator Sharon McGinley-Nally have teamed up to make around half a dozen hilarious math adventures starring a family of well dressed pigs. Pigs Will be Pigs is the first in the series, a book about math and money. The pig family motto is Math + Reading = Fun! I agree wholeheartedly! The Pig books are best for advanced kids from about age three to seven.

Anyone who does math with pretzels is my kind of guy! David A. Adler has written some excellent math books for kids. Titles like How Tall, How Short, How Faraway and Fraction Fun make it clear what ideas are addressed in each book. This series is whimsically illustrated and full of fun.

This list is really just the tip of the iceberg. There are many other wonderful math books for elementary age children, and even mathematical novels for older kids! Have fun!










This site needs an editor - click to learn more!

Add Math+Picture+Books to Twitter Add Math+Picture+Books to Facebook Add Math+Picture+Books to MySpace Add Math+Picture+Books to Del.icio.us Digg Math+Picture+Books Add Math+Picture+Books to Yahoo My Web Add Math+Picture+Books to Google Bookmarks Add Math+Picture+Books to Stumbleupon Add Math+Picture+Books to Reddit




Math Books for Gifted Kids
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map


For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Gifted Education Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2013 by Lorel Shea. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Lorel Shea. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact BellaOnline Administration for details.

g


g features
To Tell Or Not To Tell

Evaluating a School's Gifted Program

The Basics of Asynchronous Development

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2013 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor