Monday, September 16, 2013

Monday Math Literature volume 10

A book that I picked up last summer that I really enjoyed using with students this past school year is Whole-y Cow: Fractions Are Fun It is a great way to introduce fractions in grades one, two and three and is a fun way to help out kids who are struggling or just need a little more practice.

This story is all about a cow who does some strange things like wearing a swimsuit when she goes swimming and painting her hooves different colors.  It is silly and very engaging for primary students.  It also does a great job of introducing or reinforcing fractions.  It starts out with unit fractions such as one half and one third and as the book progresses, it gets into other fractions such as three fourths and two thirds.  All of the fractions in this book are the ones primary students really need to know.

What math literature books do you use to teach fractions?

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  1. Thank you for the suggestion. I'm currently collecting good math read-alouds.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. There you go! Combining read aloud and math ideas, sounds like a successful combination.