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NOTE: This post has been updated by a new, consolidated post and list of Math Stories which you can find here.

I wrote a blog a while back about math stories, then turned it into an article, which ran in the California Homeschooler magazine.

I’ve gotten a lot of great comments on this article. (Aside: Post comments on my blog, please! It’s so lonely in here. People are always e-mailing me or sending comments via Facebook, but I’d love you-all to talk to each other on my blog…) It’s great to know that others are interested in this subject.

Correspondent Dodi sent me this list, which I thought I should pass on:

Just read your article in the HSC magazine.  I, too, looked for math taught through stories for my daughter (now in 7th grade) and kept a list of favs.  I thought I’d share them with you.  They don’t all fit your exact criteria, but I thought they were all delightful and worth recommending.

  • Grandfather Tang
  • Little Numbers and Pictures that Show Just How Little They Are
  • Big Numbers and Pictures that Show Just How Big They Are
  • Sir Cumference and the First Round Table
  • I Can Count the Petals of a Flower by John and Stacy Wahl
  • Doorbell Rang, The
  • Sea Squares
  • Anno’s Mysterious Multiplying Jar by Anno, Mitsumasa
  • One Grain of Rice
  • Each Orange Had Eight Slices
  • A Remainder of One by Elinor Pinczes (div.)
  • Amanda Bean’s Amazing Dream (mult.)
  • My Full Moon is Square (mult., squares)
  • One Hundred Hungry Ants (div.)
  • The King’s Commissioners by Aileen Friedman (mult.)

Enjoy! My daughter and I are presently having great fun with Geometry for Every Kid. Though that’s not a math story, it was the Sir Cumference books that got her excited about geometry, so there you go.

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