Books galore… and it’s all mathematical!

Sharing of books in school and at home is often thought of as an activity related to literacy but there are a wealth of books available that have mathematical ideas that can be explored in fun ways so you can enjoy both literacy and maths at the same time!

Scottish Book Trust:
From early years to 14+

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Each book has a recommended age range and suggests a range of cross-curricular links and includes activity ideas.

Each example has a numeracy and maths link and includes the relevant experiences and outcomes.

How To STEM:

From early years to age 11+

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Each book indicates the age range it would be appropriate for and the topic it covers (e.g. geometry, place value, fractions etc.).

They also have a series for the four seasons of the year.

NRICH:
From 7+ to 17+

Each book has a lower age band based on content and language and the books are grouped into three main categories:

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Recreational
Thinking Mathematically

 
I recently read The Number Devil which was a brilliant read and could spark some great discussions and explorations with pupils in P6 or 7 onwards.

Erikson Institute:
From Early years to Primary 5 (approximately)

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Each book indicates the age range it would be appropriate for, the topic it covers (e.g. spatial relationships, number sense, counting etc.) and gives suggestions of how you could use the book beyond just reading it.

Finally, also from the Erikson Institute, is a video clip of two teachers using a story to support the understanding of mathematical concepts in their classes.

Feel free to share any favourite books you’ve used within your classes that others might enjoy too.

 

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