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Math and Literacy

By combining math and literacy, these math stories can help open up the 'world of math' to students with a wider range of learning styles.The word problems encourage logical thinking and help students practice getting information from written text. I often have students read the stories aloud in class and then encourage them to solve the math problems on their own.

Ted,The Thanksgiving Turkey: Multiplication
(a Thanksgiving Math Story )
This short story is appropriate for 3rd-5th grade. It focuses on number sense and multiplication skills.
The Evil Wizard of Math!
This math story is appropriate for students in the 3rd-5th grade.The adventure will take students through a variety of word problems ranging from simple multiplication facts, to large addition and subtraction problems.
This math story is a full-length chapter book- the complete book is over 180 pages, and what I presently have online (12 chapters) is about half that length.
The text of the story and its poems, are also written to be level appropriate and should provide hours of entertaining challenges for your students.
Number Thief Stories: Multiplication
These rhyming stories are appropriate for grades 3-5. Each of these interactive stories takes a humorous approach to one of the multiplication tables.
Mr. Al Geebrah & Fractions
This story is appropriate for 4th-6th grade. This story challenges students to put their fraction skills to use. The questions focus on addition of fractions, reducing fractions, and finding equivalent fractions.
Mr. Al Geebrah is a short story that is 17 pages in length (the reading level is not too high). Students should be able to work through this math story in one or two class periods.
Number Thief Stories: Number Sense
The math in these humorous rhyming stories is appropriate for grades 1-3.They review the addition of double numbers, adding 10's on and off decade, and odd and even numbers.
The Not So Great Pumpkin: Double Digit Multiplication
(a Halloween Math Story
This story is appropriate for 3rd-5th grade. The math is all double digit multiplication.
The story has 10 mini-chapters (one page each) and the reading level is on the easy side. That said, the math problems can be skipped and the silly Halloween story can be read on its own. Students should be able to work through this entire story in one 45 minute class period.