Saint Valentine’s Day was just the other day and one of my rituals in my classroom is to read The Dot & The Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics to my students. Have you heard of it?
It’s actually one of my favourites! Before I was married I gave and read it to my soon-to-be-wife on Valentine’s day. Now that’s going way back!
It was also made into an animated short movie and won the best Animated Short Academy Award in 1965. You can watch it on YouTube here:
This book is one of many that I like to read to my classes every now and then. It’s also one that is on the shelf for my daughters to choose when we read stories before bed.
I’ve compiled a list of the book recommended from our conversation plus my Go-To reading books with a math tie-in.
Download the printable Nighttime Math Reading List for young kids:
Here are my go-to math related nighttime reading books for kids.
By Kathryn Otoshi
Zero is a big round number. When she looks at herself, she just sees a hole right in her center. Every day she watches the other numbers line up to count: "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 . . . !
by David M. Schwartz
B is for Binary, F is for Fibonacci, P is for Probability... even a small sample begins to give you the idea that this is a math book unlike any other.
By Christopher Danielson
Every colorful page of Christopher Danielson's children's picture book, Which One Doesn't Belong?, contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?"