Using literature is a wonderful way to explore and deepen math concepts. There are many books that have math lessons already built in; however, you can also look at children's literature in new ways which can connect math to other subject areas and be a catalyst to encourage student writing. Below is a list of books in which I (or respected colleagues) have written lessons and the math topics that they address. Just click on the title of the book to access the lesson. Enjoy!

Name of Book | Grade Level(s) | Math Topics Addressed |

Book lesson: How Many Feet in the Bed? | 3, K-2 | Creating tables/equations, skip counting |

Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend | 1-3 | Data collection |

How Big is a Foot? | 2-3 | Attributes used for Measurement |

Book lesson: Estimating "Inch by Inch" | 3-5 | Estimation, measuring length |

Benny's Pennies | 2-4 | Money, adding and subtracting $1 and $0.50 |

Beginning Algebra: Fly on the Ceiling | 5+ | The Cartesian Coordinate Plane |

Book lesson: How the Second Grade Got $8205.50... | K-7 | Financial literacy, adding and subtracting decimals |

Book lesson: The Math Curse | K-12 | Math is everywhere, problem-solving |

Book lesson: The Curiosity of Eratosthenes Leads to New Discoveries | 6+ | Circle Terminology, Prime Numbers, GCF |

Book lesson: Tangrams and Explaining Your Work | 1-12, 4-6 | Writing out a solution to a math problem, Geometric vocabulary |

The Under-Achievers | 3 | Introducing fractions in all representations, equivalent fractions |