Happy Monday! If today is your first day back at work for the year, I hope it is going really well. I always find January to be the month that my students learn and change the most. Yesterday, I wrapped up our book study on Children's Mathematics and am looking forward to our new book study starting this Sunday. We will be looking at Number Talks and from what I read so far, it is going to be another great book!
For the past few installments of Monday Math Literature, I have been using some of my favorite winter picture books to inspire math story problems. Last week I shares some problems I wrote for Snowmen At Night. This week, I have been thinking a lot about penguins and wanted to create some problems to go with Tacky the Penguin.
There are all multiplication and division type story problems to use with primary students. These help students build ideas about equal groups and place value.
|You can grab a printable version of these problems for free on Google Drive|
If you use a penguin theme in your classroom you will definitely want to check out this post for some new ideas and a bunch of freebies!
If you like the idea of using story problems with children's literature than make sure you check out these posts: