It's Friday!

I'm off to spend the weekend at a beautiful Orlando resort (OK, it's about 40 minutes from home!) where I am going to try to not do anything school related! My husband is playing in a chess tournament and we could get a room so cheap he decided not to drive back and forth. Before I go, though, I must link up with Fiction Friday! This is one of my favorites, 'cause I love books and reading. Today I want to share some math books that are favorites to use in the classroom. This summer I have been working on creating a few activities to go with some of these books that I use every year. I have a large library of math literature, so in no particular order here are a few I love:

1. The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins (I blogged about it here) - perfect for introducing division

2. Three Pigs, One Wolf, Seven Magic Shapes by Grace Maccarone - my favorite tangram story. I always use it during our geometry study.

3. Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert - my next favorite tangram story!

4. The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns - in math class you just can't go wrong with Marilyn Burns. Kids love this one!

5. How Big is a Foot? by Rolf Myller (blogged about this one too) - a fantastic way to introduce students to the differences in non-standard and standard measurement.

I hope you will stop by my blog and pick up the free activities that I created to go with a couple of these. The others I just haven't gotten to yet!

Happy Reading!
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  1. I was wondering what you would blog about since you finished all of the SSYRAs, congrats on that by the way! I have been looking for some good math books for 3rd grade, thanks so much for the suggestions! Enjoy Orlando and the chess tournament and your family.

    :) Nicole
    Tadpole Tidbits

  2. Great list of books! You are an incredible resource. Thanks for sharing and linking up.

    The Teaching Thief


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