Math can be a dull and difficult subject for kids, and sometimes trying to teach it through word problems can make it even more confusing. Fortunately, these children’s books about Math make learning basic mathematical concepts engaging and fun. From silly stories to exciting mysteries, these Math books for kids weave subjects like addition, subtraction and geometry right into the plot, so kids don’t even realize they’re learning. Both parents and teachers can use these Math stories to teach children the basics of Math while having fun at the same time.
Math For All Seasons
Greg Tang has written several wonderful riddle books about Math, and this one is no exception. This book combines fun word puzzles and illustrations that encourage kids to solve each riddle, which is a Math problem. Concepts like grouping, counting by 2s, 5s, and 10s, addition, and subtraction are all tested in its pages. His are some of the best Math books for kids because they’re so much fun to read and solve, kids won’t even realize that they’re learning. And if you get stumped, he provides the answers in the back to help you learn.
This whimsical and engaging book starts out by telling the reader that you can think of almost anything as a Math problem, and its pages illustrate that very point. From figuring out what kind of outfits you can put together to how long it will take you to get ready and still catch the bus, kids will be caught up in the funny, yet thought-provoking riddles on its pages. Some of the problems are just plain silly, and kids will love the pictures as much as the text as they stretch their brains to come up with the answers. If you want your child to love Math, then this is the perfect book to read with him.
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry
This Math story combines the excitement of a mystery filled with ancient clues and basic geometry concepts to teach kids about problem-solving using geometric solids. Journey with two kids as they join their parents on a science trip in Egypt and get lost in a pyramid. They must interpret hieroglyphic clues using geometry to find their way out. Kids will be instantly engaged in this historical mystery and learn a lot about problem solving and geometry along the way. This book also makes a great supplement for Math teachers and can be turned into an interesting lesson plan or class activity.
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions
If you’re looking to teach your child or class about the basics of fractions, then this is the perfect book to help you. Through rhyming text and whimsical illustrations, kids will instantly be caught up in the cute story of Miss Bloom, who runs the Strawberry Inn. Help her figure out how to divide dessert amongst her full house of guests as you learn about simple fractions and how they work. Preschoolers through second graders will be entertained as they learn about fractions in a fun and simple way.
Tyrannosaurus Math, T-Math for short, is a dinosaur who roamed through the jungle constantly chewing on problems in his head. From the moment he’s born he sees Math problems all around him and must solve each one. Concepts like simple addition and subtraction to making comparisons and learning about geometric shapes are all introduced in this fun story. The story is silly, and kids will be entertained as they learn and try to figure out each Math problem. And just in case kids get stumped or parents and teachers want to delve further, the Math concepts presented in each problem are identified and explained in the back of the book.