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Mrs. Davis
Grades 3-5
More than a third of students from low‑income households
  • 6 donors
  • $0 still needed

Math Meets Literacy: Inspiring Students with Stories

My students need inspiration and enjoyment in the subject of math. These 20 mathematical theme story books will engage and help explain crucial concepts.

My Students

Getting my students to deeply understand math concepts in lieu of temporary memorization is my challenge. I want to enhance their conceptual understanding by incorporating literary stories to engage, explain and provide visuals. I believe these books will build better understanding for my kids.

My school and kids are located in Washington State.

We are so lucky to live in such a naturally beautiful place. We are a K-5 school. So I have my kids for their last year before they head off for middle school. I have a teaching partner and between the two of us we have around 50 students. Our school has a high ELL population. Our school boundary lines incorporate low income apartments and some housing neighborhoods. This means that we get a variety of students from different (economical and cultural) backgrounds. Its our job to make the learning accessible for all our students regardless of their background. This takes creativity, ingenuity, and community support. We work hard (as do our kids) to really work on the depth of our learning. Thank you for caring about my kids.

My Project

Research says that students need to be read to each day, multiple times a day. Even though I teach math and science I still need to find engaging material to read to my students. Think for a moment of your favorite stories that were read to you as a kid and what you might remember from them. We learn so much from stories and enjoy kicking back and listening. These math story books will provide an opportunity to enrich our math time with literacy. I will be able read aloud and explain along the way if needed, but more importantly these students will have access to read these books on their own. It will provide those that are curious to explore and those that are stuck to perhaps have an opportunity to look back read and enjoy!

I truly believe that you cannot teach anything in isolation.

I love reading and believe it is my job to inject that into math and science. These books will allow me to integrate and create well rounded thinkers. My students most struggle with word problems and I think that if I introduced more 'words' through stories into our math time it will allow them to see and think past pure algorithms. My kids are 10 going on 11 and they need to enjoy what they are learning. Thank you for caring!

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions • Amazon $15.84 1 $15.84
Math Curse • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Amanda Bean's Amazing Dream (Marilyn Burns Brainy Day Books) • Amazon $13.28 1 $13.28
Edgar Allan Poe's Pie: Math Puzzlers in Classic Poems • Amazon $12.68 1 $12.68
Last to Finish: A Story About the Smartest Boy in Math Class (The Adventures of Everyday Geniuses) • Amazon $12.66 1 $12.66
Mummy Math: An Adventure in Geometry • Amazon $7.19 1 $7.19
Sir Cumference and the First Round Table (A Math Adventure) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Sir Cumference and the Great Knight of Angleland (A Math Adventure) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi (A Math Adventure) • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
A Place for Zero: A Math Adventure • Amazon $7.15 1 $7.15
The Greedy Triangle (Scholastic Bookshelf) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
A Remainder of One • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Lion's Share • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Great Divide: A Mathematical Marathon • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
Inchworm and A Half • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
The Grapes Of Math • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
How Much Is a Million? 20th Anniversary Edition (Reading Rainbow Books) • Amazon $6.29 1 $6.29
One Hundred Hungry Ants • Amazon $6.26 1 $6.26
Spaghetti And Meatballs For All! (Scholastic Bookshelf: Math Skills) • Amazon $5.71 1 $5.71

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