I Love to Read Month – Part 3

This week’s book is The Napping House  by Audrey Wood.  Here’s a problem to give students after reading the story.
http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/2nd-grade-number-activities.html  (Scroll down to “Math Read Aloud Task Cards.”)
Depending on your students, you might change the question to “How many people…?” or How many toes…?”
Here is a link for another activity that includes sheets for adding and subtracting characters in the book. http://goldengangkindergarten.blogspot.com/2012/02/napping-house.html
Here’s a link for a video of the book. http://www.youtube.com/watch/?v=YAoofBOhPHw
Happy Reading (and Math).

I Love to Read Month – Part 2

This week’s book is One Hundred Hungry Ants  by Elinor Pinczes.  You will find some lesson ideas here http://www.homeschoolshare.com/learning_math_through_literature.php  and here http://www.k-5mathteachingresources.com/support-files/100hungryants.pdf

I Love to Read Month

The past two summers I have challenged myself to read a children’s book each day of summer vacation.  In 2012 I read all kinds of books and looked for a math connection to each book.  You can see the results here http://www.pinterest.com/DDibley/summer-reading-project-2012/  Last summer I specifically looked for books about math.  Here’s what I found at the public library http://www.pinterest.com/DDibley/summer-reading-project-2013/  During the month of February, I’ll be sharing some of my favorite finds with you.
This week’s book is Two of Everything by Lily Toy Tong.  Here are two lesson ideas http://mathwire.blogspot.com/2010/04/two-of-everything.html  and http://illuminations.nctm.org/Lesson.aspx?id=3294.  Another version of the story is on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYRo0o1sZ9o
Happy Reading (and Math)