The integration of different subjects during the academic day has become very important in recent years. If you can incorporate math into reading, or vice versa, it allows for greater exposure to each subject.
Let’s see how we can incorporate reading into math by finding some books that can help us teach place value.
Place Value Math Books for Kids
1. Place value
The monkeys in this book are trying to bake the greatest banana cupcake ever, and they need to get the recipe right, so there’s no monkeying around when it comes to value. There is a big difference between 261 eggs and 621 eggs – place value is the biggest key to getting the recipe right here!
2. Place for zero
Zero is a lonely friend in Digitaria and can’t play Addemup with his friends because he has nothing to add, let’s join him as he embarks on his math adventure to discover his place through multiplication. He goes after King Multiplus, who is also curious to see what happens when zero is thrown into the mix.
3. Power of 10
Ten-year-old Doogle constantly dreams of playing basketball and one day becoming a member of the NBA. Unfortunately, he wakes up when he tries to buy a leather basketball and his knowledge of local value is lacking. That’s when Tenacious Ten, an intergalactic superhero, helps out, quickly illustrating the importance of the base-10 system and the miraculous power of zeros and the decimal point.
4. Instead of a digit
Penny Penelope Payne can’t understand her math homework. Her mother saves the day with the Digit in the Base Ten Woods story. This squirrel has to think fast when family members and other surprise guests keep arriving with more acorns. Where can he store them when all his shelves are full?
5. Let’s guess
Estimation is most successful when place value is understood. How much pizza do these pizza dinosaurs need? If you don’t know exactly, you have to guess!
6. Penguin Place Value
Help this penguin family figure out how many fish they caught using your place value skills!
7. Emma’s Big Count
Emma LOVES counting. When he goes to Leo’s house, they decide to count his large car collection. Should they count cars 1×1? Or is there an easier way? This book is an educational story written to help develop skills in counting, estimating, grouping and determining value.
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Have you ever used one of these books when talking to your little ones about place value? Or are there any other books you’ve used that you’d like to share with us? Let us know in the comments below!