** The Literature Link: Math**

**Read -Alouds for All Ages**

**Axelrod, Amy. Pigs
Will Be Pigs. Simon & Schuster, 1994. Math exercises combine with
food and fun when the Pigs must order within their budget from the
mouthwatering menu at the Enchanted Enchilada Restaurant.**

**Birch, David. The
King's Chessboard (Puffin Books, 1993) When a wise man refuses to accept
a reward for his service to the king, the king insists and so the wise
man asks for a payment of rice for each square of the king's chessboard,
the amount to be doubled each day.**

**Demi. One
Grain of Rice, A Mathematical Folktale (Scholastic, 1997) When
offered a reward for a good deed, Rani asks only for one grain of rice,
doubled each day for 30 days. A clever girl outsmarts a greedy raja in
this beautifully illustrated Indian folktale**

**Hulme, Joy. Sea
Squares (Hyperion, 1993) Rhyming text and illustrations of such
sea animals as whales, gulls, clown fish, and squid provide opportunities
to practice counting and squaring numbers from one to ten.**

**Myller, Rolf. How
Big is a Foot? (Yearling Books,
1991) Use this fairy tale to introduce measurement. It enables students
to see that there is a need for a standard unit of measure in the world.**

**Neuschwander, Cindy. Sir
Cumference and the First Round Table: A Math Adventure (Charlesbridge
Publishing, 1997) Combining geometry with Arthurian legend, this tale describes
the origin of the famous Round Table. Assisted by his knight, Sir Cumference,
and using ideas offered by his wife and son, King Arthur finds the perfect
shape.**

**Pinczes, Elinor J.. A
Remainder of One (Houghton Mifflin, 1995) A squadron of
twenty-five bugs parades first in two rows, then three, and then four,
always leaving poor Joe as a remainder of one and displeasing the queen.
Joe does not give up, though, and he is finally included when the bugs
march in five rows.**

**Schwartz, David.
If You Made A Million (Lothrup, Lee& Shephard, 1987)
Marvelossimo, the Mathematical Magician, explains for children the
nuts and bolts--as well as the mystery and wonder--of earning money.**

**Scieszka, Jon. The
Math Curse (Viking , 1995) The math curse begins when the
narrator's teacher suggests that almost everything can be thought of as
a math problem. This is an amusing book about dealing with numbers in everyday
life.**