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Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Math Literature: Story Problems with Tacky the Penguin

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:


  1. I love these story problems that relate to stories that will engage the students. I think I'll be able to come up with my own after following along as you've done yours. But I'll continue to collect yours for as long as you keep making them! :-) Thanks so much!

  2. Thank you for creating. These REALLY have helped my students understand that there is more to Math than just their Math book. That we see it in our literature and the world around us.