Some time ago, the idea was muted about teaching maths through stories. At the time, I wasn’t sure what this would look like other than a tenuous link to a story book that you may have in your cupbaord or book corner. More recently I have come across a super book written by the Devon Primary Maths team called Story Maths – using picture books in the primary classroom. It does exactly what it says on the tin…… Some fantastic story books and a myriad of suggestions how they can be used for the different blocks, themes and year groups. A very comprehensive collection of ideas. I bought a copy fully ready to embark onusing some of these suggestions.
Each book selected has a:
- synopsis of the story
- themes listed from the framework
- suggested activities and key questions
- suggested resources
- possible cross curricular links
- suitablility for which year groups/key stage
Updates to follow – but so far, so good.
Following a search for further ideas on how to incorporate maths across the curriculum, I came across some fab sites which did just this.
www.livingmathbooklist.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/multiplication – books link maths to literacy