Sunday, June 30, 2013

Picture Book Linky Party

I'm joining with DeAnne to share my favorite picture books to teach math concepts...
Inch by Inch by Leo Leoni- I read this book to my students when I am transitioning from measuring using non-standard units to introducing measurement using inches.  We discuss why the inch worm is might be called an inch, and how so on.  I love the illustrations am a huge fan of Leo Leoni so its a win win!

Tally O'Malley by Stuart J Murphy a few years ago one of my students put this book on her reading log and I asked her to bring it in.  I fell in love and ordered my copy ASAP.  It is perfect for introducing tallies to kids! 

Even Steven and Odd Todd by Kathryn Cristaldi  I think I got the name if this book from Cara Carroll over on  The First Grade Parade.  My kids loved it and I felt is was a wonderful way to introduce and practice evens and odds.  

I use all of Welcome Books Money Matters books before introducing each coin.  The kids really enjoy them and they are a favorite during read to self once I put them in our class library.  I also use the Coin Counting Book.  

So those are my top three books, or at least the few that I can remember right now.  I have a whole basket full of picture books and such that I use during my math lessons.  A couple weeks ago Reagan Tunstall posted pictures of her collection and there were so many good books I had to put in my cart!  So I agree with DeAnne about my amazon cart getting full once I read other people's suggestions.  



  1. I recently saw those coin books at our local library I'll have to check them out. I love Leo Leoni books. Inch by Inch is fun and you can do so much with the book!

  2. Great choices!

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  3. I will have to check out the tally book and even and odd book. I have the first one. Plus I will pass them on to the first grade teachers!
    Grade School Suzy

  4. I just became one of your followers! Very cute blog!

    Grade School Suzy

  5. Ohh darlin', my cart is BEYOND full (do you think Hubby will notice?) :)

    Thanks for linking up---I enjoy Even Steven and Odd Todd--cute book!!

    First Grade and Fabulous