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Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday Math Literatue Volume 43

If you missed last week's post about a great book for teaching area, perimeter and volume, you can check it out here.

This week's book is by Loreen Leedy who has several great math literature books including The Great Graph Contest.  

Seeing Symmetry


I love this book for introducing, practicing or reinforcing the idea of symmetry.  I talk about symmetry with kids as young as Kindergarten but have used this book in grades K-6.  It provides great illustrations of line or reflective symmetry as well as rotational symmetry.  The illustrations are wonderful and a wide variety of objects are shown.  The book includes activities to use as a follow up to reading the story as well.  I find this book is equally as effective as a book to go home with kids as it is for whole group discussion.  It is definitely one you want to make sure you have in your library or book boxes for kids to take home.  My favorite way to follow up reading this book is simple but effective.  I have kids look around the room or we go for a short walk and find objects with symmetry.  Quick and easy way to reinforce the concept?

Which Loreen Leedy book is your favorite?  Please respond in the comments below!


  1. We enjoyed using Mission: Addition in class this year.

    Math is Elementary

    1. Another good one! She really has a great collection of math literature books.