Picture Books & Resources
The picture books below introduce and reinforce mathematical concepts to children. Illustrated books add a visual and concrete portrayal of mathematics as well as engage students. Some of the books reinforce that maths is all around us. Others cover different mathematical concepts, including numbers, shapes, geometry, measurement and problem-solving.
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
Ted Talk: Arthur Benjamin | A performance of “Mathemagic”
Novak Djokovic Foundation: How to Conquer Your Child’s Math Anxiety
Novak Djokovic Foundation: Discovering Shapes and Space in Preschool
Novak Djokovic Foundation: How to Teach Your Child Math
CBeebies: The Numtums games and video clips
British Council: Every child is capable of learning maths
The Spruce: 7 Simple Strategies for Teaching Math to Kids
Teach Wire: ‘Never Give Up’ – Growth Mindset Advice And Lesson Plan For KS1 Maths
Community Playthings: Mathematics
PBS Parents: Helping Your Five-Year-Old Learn to Love Math
Scholastic: Teaching Math With Picture Books
The Royal Mint Museum: Coin Lesson Plan (UK Currency)
Crayola: Any Number guessing game
Crayola: Fibonacci Flowers lesson
Crayola: Circular Geometry lesson
National Geographic Kids: Discover the Amazing World of Numbers video playlist
Duckster: Kids Math Activities
NZMaths: Maths teaching materials
Drama Resource: Count To 20
British Council: Time Lesson Plan
British Council: Number lesson plan
The British Museum: Maths Resources related to The British Museum
CEA: Shape and Space teaching and Learning Resource
Oxfam: A guide to help teach maths with a global citizenship approach
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 400 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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