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Monday, November 4, 2013

Monday Math Literature Volume 17

New to my Monday Math Literature posts?  Click here to start at the beginning.  If you missed last week's post about my favorite Hershey's chocolate math books, you might want to check that out!

This week I want to talk about a group of books I stumbled upon a few years ago that I have worked on getting into classrooms and even literature circles.  They are the Hello Math Readers.  This collection consists of over 100 books that are leveled easy readers written by some great authors including Marilyn Burns.  They cover a wide range of math topics and are also great for improving reading skills.  The books also include ideas for following up the reading with questions and activities.  The math concepts are evident in the stories but do not overwhelm the experience of reading.

Here is a peek at a few of my favorites

This is a great story for K-2 kids to think about how long a minute is!

 This is a story for 2nd-4th grade students that explores the concept of doubling or powers of 2

 A fun introduction to multiplication for second and third graders

Great for an introduction to fractions for first and second graders

 A look at sharing and very early division concepts (grades 1 and 2)

Do you have any Hello Math Readers in your classroom?

Click here to head to Volume 18 where I have reviewed the newest Sir Cumference book!


  1. I recognize some of these. This year I bought a handful of MathStart books too.
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

    1. A lot of these are widely available on the used market which means I can buy more stuff!

  2. Thanks for sharing those. I have a couple of them, too!

    1. I would love to hear more about how folks use these in their own classrooms!

  3. I am a new teacher and have 16 amazing third grade students. I found your name on a giveaway. You expressed an interest in helping "newbies" so I thought I might reach out. ANY and ALL help would be very much appreciated. My school is currently using the Everyday Math program.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. The first thing I would recommend is reading constructing multiplication and division by Fosnot. Send me an email or let me know more abut what you are looking for!