Children's books are being used more frequently to teach mathematics. With literature, children are able to experience the wonder of mathematics in the same way they appreciate the wonders of a great story. Here you will find classroom resources, activities, and instructional tips on how books can provide a rich context for understanding mathematical concepts.

Children's literature is an effective tool for mathematics instruction because it:

incorporates stories into the teaching and learning of mathematics

introduces math concepts and contexts in a motivating manner

acts as a source for generating problems and building problem solving skills

helps build a conceptual understanding of math skills through illustrations

How
Does Reading Help to Teach Math? Watch Marilyn Burns, the nation's
leading math educator, discusses the relationship between reading
and math instruction.