Fostering a Love of Math

Fostering a Love of Math
Posted on 05/20/2016

Many families enjoy a nightly bedtime story as a way to foster literacy in their children. A New Jersey mom, Laura Overdeck, has been promoting Bedtime Math as a way to foster math problem solving skills in children. What started as a few problems given to her own children during bedtime has grown into a website filled with ideas for making math fun for kids. Below is a list of math-related read-aloud books that you can use for bedtimes or any read together times.

  • Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Anno
    Arithme-Tickle: An Even Number of Odd Riddle-Rhymes by J. Patrick Lewis
  • Books by Amy Axelrod such as Pigs Will Be Pigs: Fun With Math and Money, Pigs at Odds: Fun With Math and Games, Pigs on the Move: Fun With Math and Travel, Pigs on the
    Ball: Fun With Math and Sports, Pigs in the Pantry: Fun With Math and Cooking
  • Books by Greg Tang such as Math Potatoes, Math-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving, Math for All Seasons, Math Fables: Lessons That Count
  • Books by Kathryn Otoshi such as Zero, One, and Two
  • Book by Loreen Leedy such as Seeing Symmetry, Measuring Penny, Mission: Addition, Subtraction Action and Missing Math
  • How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin? by Margaret McNamara
  • Lifetime: The Amazing Numbers in Animal Lives by Lola M. Schaefer
  • Math Curse by Jon Scieszka
  • Millions, Billions and Trillions by David A. Adler
  • One Grain of Rice by Demi Seeing
  • Symmetry by Loreen Leedy
  • Zero the Hero by Joan Holub
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