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10 Books That Teachers Can Incorporate in Mathematics Instruction!!

Book Name/Author/Copyright Synopsis Common Core Standards


Burns, M. (2008).Spaghetti and meatballs
for all! Scholastic Bookshelf: Scholastic.
Reader learns about area and perimeter
from the family reunion table.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.MD.C.5
Recognize area as an attribute of plane
figures and understand concepts of area
measurement.
Tang, G. (2004) The grapes of math.
Scholastic Bookshelf: Scholastic
Reader learns fun riddles and tricks to
practice grouping numbers for quick
counting for additions and subtraction.
CCSS.Math.Content.1.OA.A.1
Use addition and subtraction within 20 to
solve word problems involving situations of
adding to, taking from, putting together,
taking apart, and comparing, with
unknowns in all positions, e.g., by using
objects, drawings, and equations with a
symbol for the unknown number to
represent the problem.1
Dodds, D.. (2009) A full house: An invitation
to fractions. Candlewick.
Miss Bloom runs a Strawberry Inn and the
guest decide to eat some desserts. The
reader will get to explore fractions by
figuring out how to share pies and cakes
with everyone.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.a
Understand addition and subtraction of
fractions as joining and separating parts
referring to the same whole.
Solve word problems involving addition and
subtraction of fractions referring to the
same whole and having like denominators,
e.g., by using visual fraction models and
equations to represent the problem.
Langdo, B. (2009) Mummy math: An
adventure in Geometry. Square Fish.
Matt and Bibi get trapped in a pharaohs
pyramid and they have to find their way out
using their geometric shape knowledge.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1
Recognize and draw shapes having specified
attributes, such as a given number of angles
or a given number of equal faces.1 Identify
triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons,
hexagons, and cubes.
Smiley, M. (2014). What numbers do when
nobody is home. Amazon Digital Services
Inc.
This book is perfect for young students
learning to count from 1 to 10. There are
rhymes, pictures, and fun clues for students
to use to familiarize themselves with the
first 10 counting numbers.
CCSS.Math.Content.K.CC.A.2
Count forward beginning from a given
number within the known sequence
(instead of having to begin at 1).
Compare two numbers between 1 and 10
presented as written numerals.
Cleary, B. (2009) How long or how wide: A
measuring guide. Math is Categorical: First
Avenue Editions.
This was a rhyming book with many
examples on how to use and compare
metric and U.S. customary units of length.
Readers also learn about measuring tools
such as a ruler and metric meter stick.
CCSS.Math.Content.2.MD.A.1
Measure the length of an object by selecting
and using appropriate tools such as rulers,
yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring
tapes.
Tang, G. (2005) Math potatoes: Mind
stretching brain food. Scholastic Press:
Scholastic.
Addition and subtraction can be solved in
this book by practicing grouping.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.NF.B.3.a
Understand addition and subtraction of
fractions as joining and separating parts
referring to the same whole.
Solve word problems involving addition and
subtraction of fractions referring to the
same whole and having like denominators,
e.g., by using visual fraction models and
equations to represent the problem.
Calvert, P. (2006) Multiplying menace: The
revenge of Rumpelstiltskin. A Math
Adventure: Charlesbridge.
Peter has to unlock the power of
Rumpelstiltskins stick so that he can save
the kingdom! Readers will practice
multiplying whole numbers and fractions.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.OA.A.1
Interpret products of whole numbers, e.g.,
interpret 5 7 as the total number of
objects in 5 groups of 7 objects each. For
example, describe a context in which a total
number of objects can be expressed as 5
7.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NF.A.3.c
Express whole numbers as fractions, and
recognize fractions that are equivalent to
whole numbers. Examples: Express 3 in the
form 3 = 3/1; recognize that 6/1 = 6; locate
4/4 and 1 at the same point of a number
line diagram.
Kumon Publishing. (2008). Grade 3 addition
and subtraction. Kumon Math Workbooks:
Kumon Publishing.
Addition and subtraction is explored in this
book for complicated multiple digit
equations.
CCSS.Math.Content.3.NBT.A.2
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using
strategies and algorithms based on place
value, properties of operations, and/or the
relationship between addition and
subtraction.
Maccarone, D. (1998). Three pigs, one wolf,
and seven magic shapes. Scholastic Reader:
Cartwheel Productions.
Young readers will learn an introductory
into tangrams and geometric shapes.

CCSS.Math.Content.2.G.A.1
Recognize and draw shapes having specified
attributes, such as a given number of angles
or a given number of equal faces.1 Identify
triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons,
hexagons, and cubes.