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Math Stories

| Burlington County Library

Learning math doesn’t have to be all about the numbers. Sometimes a good story is what you need! Check out these books from BCLS that help children learn and understand key math concepts:

Sir Cumference and the First Round Table

Learn shapes and dimensions with the Knights of the Round Table! When King Arthur’s normal old rectangular table puts a dent in peace talks with a neighboring kingdom, the knight Sir Cumference sets out to design a new table that will help bring peace to Camelot. Recommended for grades 1-7.

2 X 2 = Boo!

Practice multiplication the spooky way! Containing six spooky stories of witches, bats, ghosts, and more, this book will help children learn the basics of multiplication while getting them in the mood for the coming Halloween season. Recommended for grades 1-3.

Pythagoras and the Ratios: A Math Adventure

Learn about the relationship between math and music in Ancient Greece! When Pythagoras and his cousins want to win a music contest, they realize they’ll need to play their instruments in tune. How will they use math to tune their instruments and win the contest? Recommended for grades 3-5.

Equal, Shmequal

Mouse and her friends want to play tug-of-war, but they need to split into teams. Follow along with mouse and learn basic math concepts as she uses math to divide her friends into equal teams for the best possible game of tug-of-war! Recommended for preschool through grade 3.

Carrie Measures Up

Carrie’s grandma loves to knit presents for her family. When Grandma makes Carrie her official “measuring girl,” Carrie sets out to find her family’s measurements so Grandma can knit them the perfect gifts. Recommended for grades 2-3.

Seeing Symmetry

Learn symmetry with an assortment of fun and colorful images. Seeing Symmetry explores many real-life examples of symmetry, both natural and man-made, and is an excellent tool for teaching not only geometry, but art concepts as well. Recommended for grades 1-4.

Millions, Billions, & Trillions: Understanding Big Numbers

Some numbers are so big they can be hard to wrap your head around. With this book, you can tackle those numbers in a fun, engaging way with simple language and bright, colorful pictures. Do you think you can handle a trillion pieces of popcorn at the movies or a billion sprinkles on your ice cream? Recommended for grades 1-4.

Follow the Money!

Follow a shiny new quarter named George and the adventure he has while on the way to the bank. As he gets passed between hands, pockets, cash registers, vending machines, and even washing machines you’ll learn all about basic math, money-counting, and economics along the way! Recommended for kindergarten through grade 3.

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