Monday, December 2, 2013

Monday Math Literature Volume 21

Missed last week's post about my favorite counting books?  Check it out!

This week I am sharing with you a very different math literature book than the ones I usually pick.  This is a math picture book biography about a boy who grew up being VERY good at math but not successful in school or in other areas.  His name was Paul Erdos and he became a well known mathematician. I love how this book portrays math as something positive and that being good at math is important.  It also is a great story to use with students to talk about how people are alike and different and what makes people unique.  This is a fairly new book to my collection but I have used it in grades 1 and 3 so far this year with great success.

Do you have any math literature books that are very different?

Head over to Volume 22 to check out some great measurement books!


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It is a nod to Blueberries for Sal!

    I'm your newest follower. I don't have or use nearly enough math picture books. In fact I hate teaching math and I know that is bad for my kids. I do love picture books though and now I'm thinking I should stock up on math picture books to see if I can share love for math instead! Thanks for the idea.


    1. Picture books a a great way to add a little more math into your day! Every time I look at your blog, it makes me want blueberries!