For several years now I have been determined to gather a collection of math picture books and use them to add interest to our math studies. I have failed to accomplish this each year, but this year I actually did it! I’m going to share our reading list in a minute, but first I’ll tell you how we’re using math picture books in our homeschool.
We read a picture book each week.
That’s it. Everyone reads a math picture book each week, from the 14 year old down to my 9 year old (my 16 year old is trying to finish up Algebra 2 while doing Geometry, so she’s excused). Some will be overly simple for my older kids, or go over the head of my younger one. Others may give a little food for thought, or explain a concept in a way that finally makes something click.
7. Actual Size
9. Mummy Math
10. Apple Fractions
15. Math Potatoes
19. Math Curse
So far, this is a great success! I have my youngest choose a book for me to read aloud to her each week. That way I get to experience them all too. Math with picture books is one of my very favorite things about our new homeschool year.
Till next time!