Have you ever read a children’s book and noticed or wondered about something you could solve using mathematics? Using picture books to pose mathematical problems has several benefits:

• Children are familiar with picture books, providing friendly and relatable contexts.
• Children can make connections with the characters to solve meaningful problems.
• The everyday contexts of picture books also help children talk about their reasoning when problem-solving.
• The pictures within the books often create meaningful representations for children as they consider the mathematical problem.

Each task in this bank is written using the Launch, Explore, Summarize lesson plan format and includes a link to a chart to anticipate student strategies and monitor student strategies and thinking as they work through the problems. Tasks also include a recording sheet where applicable. They are meant to be used as ideas. Please make changes and adaptations as necessary for the students in your class. All of the ideas for the tasks in this bank are common picture book math problems or were created by UVU School of Education Faculty.

The picture books and manipulatives in these tasks are available through the UVU School of Education Creative Learning Studio. The books were funded through the STEM Action Center Utah Math Innovation Grant. There are only a few copies of each book. Most of these books are also available at your local library or the school library.

## Lesson Plans

 Grade Lesson Title Picture Book Standard(s) Big Idea K Picnic Table Subitizing Feast for 10 By Cathryn Falwell K.CC.5 Subitizing 1 How Many Animal Feet? The Little Blue Truck By Alice Schertle 1.NBT.1 1.OA.5 Counting, Skip Counting, Relate counting to addition 1 Pieces of Fruit The Very Hungry Caterpillar By Eric Carle 1.NBT.1 1.OA.5 Counting, Relate counting to addition 1 Snails and Crabs Numbers Pictures One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab 1.NBT.1 1.NBT.2 Represent a number between 1 and 120

 Grade Lesson Title Picture Book Standard(s) Big Idea K Decomposing Ten Ten Flashing Fireflies By Philemon Sturges K.OA.3 Decomposing 10 1 Mouse Gets the Cheese Mouse Mess By Linnea Asplind Riley 1.OA.8 1.OA.5 Adding 3 or more numbers 1 Doubling Pot Two of Everything By Lily Toy Hong 1.OA.6 Doubling sums 2 Too Many Shoes Centipede's 100 Shoes By Tony Ross 2.NBT.5 2.OA.1 Addition within 100, skip counting 2 Birthday Surprise Night Noises By Meme Fox 2.NBT.6 Adding multiple numbers

 Grade Lesson Title Picture Book Standard(s) Big Idea 4 Acts of Kindness I am One By Susan Verde 4.NBT.5 Multi-Digit Multiplication 3 Dinner Time! Six Dinner Sid By Inga Moore 3.OA.1 3.OA.3 Single Digit Multiplication 4 Sharing Cookies The Doorbell Rang By Pat Hutchins None listed Remainders 4 Hungry Ants One Hundred Hungry Ants By Elinor J. Pinczes 4.OA.4 Prime and Composite Numbers

 Grade Lesson Title Picture Book Standard(s) Big Idea 4 Valuable Shapes The Warlord's Puzzle By Virginia Pilegard 4.NF.3 Decomposing Fractions 5 Slices of Cake The Lion's Share By Matthew McElligot 5.NF.4 Multiplying Fractions 6 Animal Pictures Picture Pie By Ed Emberley 5.NF.1 Adding Unlike Denominators

 Grade Lesson Title Picture Book Standard(s) Big Idea K Mystery Shapes Mouse Shapes By Philemon Sturges K.G.1 Identify Shapes 1, 2 School Shapes City Shapes By Diana Murray 1.G.1 2.G.1 Attributes of Shapes 3 Sorting Shapes Round is a Tortilla By Roseanne Thong 3.G.1 Sorting shapes with shared attributes 4 Museum Shapes I Spy Shapes in Art By Lucy Micklethwait 4.G.2 4.G.3 Lines of Symmetry; Parallel and Perpendicular Lines; Acute, Obtuse, and Right Angles

 Grade Lesson Title Picture Book Standard(s) Big Idea K Sorting Buttons The Button Box By Margarette Reid K.MD.3 Sorting 1 What Do You See? Duck! Rabbit! By Amy Krouse Rosenthal 1.MD.4 Organize, Represent, and Interpret Data 1, 2 What If You Had Kangaroo Feet? What If You Had Animal Feet? By Sandra Markle 1.MD.2 2.MD.1 Linear Measurement 2 Help the Apprentice! How Big is a Foot By Rolf Myller 2.MD.1 2.MD.2 Standard Units 4, 5 How Much Longer? Actual Size By Steve Jenkins 4.MD.1 5.MD.1 Customary Conventions 5 Animal Hair What If You Had Animal Hair By Sandra Markle 1.MD.2 2.MD.1 5.NF.1 Measuring to nearest 1/4, Adding/Subtracting Mixed Numbers 6 Buying Soil Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood By Tony Hillery and Jessie Hartland 6.MD.2 Volume with Fractions

 Grade Lesson Title Picture Book Standard(s) Big Idea 3-6 Soul Food Sunday Soul Food Sunday By Winsome Bingham None listed Fractions, Money/Decimal Operations 3-6 Fry Bread Fry Bread By Kevin Noble Mallard None listed Fractions, Money/Decimal Operations K-6 Actual Size Actual Size By Steve Jenkins None listed Measurements 2-6 Harlem Grown Harlem Grown: How One Big Idea Transformed a Neighborhood By Tony Hillery and Jessie Hartland None listed Area, Perimeter

## Request Form

If you are interested in borrowing any of these books, please fill out the form.
We encourage you to participate in some form of professional development prior to borrowing the equipment.

If you would like to borrow more than one book, please submit a separate request for each one.

 A Remainder of One snap (Cubes/Counters) Actual Size Centipede's 100 Shoes (Base Ten Blocks) City Shapes Duck Rabbit Equal Shmequal (Number Balance) Feast for 10 (Ten Frames and Counters) Fry Bread Harlem Grown (Dry-Erase Grid Boards) How Big is a Foot (Inch Tiles) I am One (Base Ten Blocks) I Spy Shapes in Art Mouse Mess (Code-and-Go Mice Mouse Shapes (Pattern Blocks) NIght Noises (Base Ten Blocks) One Hundred Hungry Ants (Snap Cubes/Counters) One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab (Counters) Picture Pie (Fraction Circles) Round is a Tortilla Six Dinner Sid (Counters/Snap Cubes) Soul Food Sunday Ten Flashing Fireflies (Rekenrek) The Button Box (Buttons) The Doorbell Rang (Counters/Snap Cubes The Lion’s Share (Dry-Erase Grid Boards) The Little Blue Truck (Counters) The Very Hungry Caterpillar (Snap Cubes) The Warlord’s (Puzzle Tangrams) Two of Everything (Rekenrek) What if you had Animal Feet? What if you had Animal Hair?

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