Welcome to Mrs. Manickas's Differentiation Instruction
Some of this information is from an article I read titled, "Math at Home: Helping Your Children Learn and Enjoy Mathematics" by Paul Giganti, Jr.
Math and Reading
There are many books that have math themes. It is so fun to combine the relaxing and enjoyable activity of reading with mathematics.
: Begin reading and then stop when you come to a math situation.
: Ask a question about the math
: Continue this way as long as your child stays interested and doesn’t lose the storyline.
Below are some of my favorite books with a math theme.
Spaghetti and Meatballs for All! A Mathematical Story by Marilyn Burns is one of my very favorite books.
Author Jerry Pallotta writes book using Hershey’s Chocolate Bars, Reese’s Pieces and pizza to help learn about counting, multiplication and fractions.
Money themed books include:
Max’s Money by Teddy Slater
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst
Pigs Will Be Pigs by Amy Axelrod
Large Numbers can be explored in:
Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers by David Adler
Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz
Marvelous Math by Lee Bennett Hopkins is a book of poems about math.
Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream by Cindy Neuschwander helps with multiplication.
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds is another one of my personal favorites.
Happy Reading and Calculating!!!!!