# Math Literature

## Resources to improve mathematics!

### What is Math Literacy?

Math literacy (also known as numeracy) means having the ability to problem-solve, reason and analyze information.

Math literacy is the second key step for all students, beyond language literacy.

It is the ability to use numbers to help solve real-world problems.

It is also the ability to understand the “language” of math (for example “sum” means an answer to addition, “difference” means the answer to a subtraction question).

Math literacy helps helps students to decipher what a question is actually asking by understanding the terminology.

## What they sound like in math instruction:

### 6 EASY WAYS TO MAKE MATH FUN FOR KIDS

With a bit of enthusiasm on your part (fake it if you have to!) these suggestions should help your child to enjoy learning math even more!

### Math Literature Resources by Subject

This page lists fun, clever books on math for kids. Math can be challenging, so when the usual explanations and strategies don't work, what's a teacher to do? Use math picture books! A funny and/or interesting story pulls the kids in, and then the different approach (vs. traditional math direct instruction) means even the frustrated kids are more receptive to learning math.

### GETTING MOST OUT OF PICTURE BOOKS (Reading Is Fundamental)

Picture books represent a unique literary form that blends stories with art. In a picture book, the illustrations are as important as the text, and both work together to tell the story. When you share picture books with children, be sure to pay attention to the illustrations—reading picture books means exploring the art as well.

http://www.rif.org/literacy-resources/tips-resources/getting-most-out-of-picture-books/

November is Picture Book Month | What is a Picture Book?

### Math Reads

Developed by Marilyn Burns, Math Reads is a math and literature program for students in Grades K–5. Each book in Math Reads invites students into the world of mathematics through lessons inspired by delightful children’s books.

### Marilyn Burns

Marilyn Burns is one of today’s most highly respected mathematics educators. Over the course of 50 years, Marilyn has taught children, led in-service sessions, spoken at conferences, contributed to professional journals, written more than a dozen books for children, and created more than 20 professional development resources for teachers and administrators.

## Kindergarten Math Literature

Round is a Tortilla: A Book of Shapes

## First Grade Math Literature

Two of Everything

The Name Jar

## Second Grade Math Literature

Tyrannosaurus Math

## Third Grade Math Literature

Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream

## Fourth Grade Math Literature

## Fifth Grade Math Literature

"Wilma Unlimited" - A Digital Story

Mathwire.com

Writing in Mathematics