**20 MATH STORIES, K-8**

**in English, French & Spanish**

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**NUMBER**

**1. Something odd – $5**

Piggy discovers odd numbers hiding in squares. Where do even numbers hide?

**Content: **odd & even numbers; patterning — 34 pages

**2. Who’s the Big Bad Wolf? – $5**

**Who is scaring children away from math. Is it you?**

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Hoodie loves math but overhears Mom say she hates it. When Wolf offers a math surprise Hoodie wonders: Will Mom approve?

**Content:** math phobia; odd & even numbers; patterning — 42 pages

**3. To Infinity & Beyond – $5**

**You can hold infinity in your hand!**

Rapunzel is waiting in her tower for a prince to save her. But why does she not escape when the door is unlocked?

**Content:** area representations of unit fractions; patterning; infinity — 31 pages

**4. Add it Up! – $5**

The boy who cried “Wolf!” meets Wolf in sheep’s clothing and learns neat ways of adding numbers in his head.

**Content:** mental addition methods — 39 pages

**5. Smart Multiplication – $5**

Fox gets the grapes using smart multiplication and a little help from Crow.

**Content:** multiplication shortcuts; patterning — 42 pages

**6. Smart Division – $5**

**Which division method is the fairest of all?**

When the Queen’s mirror can’t decide whether her division method is the fairest of all, the Queen hosts a Division Festival.

**Content:** division methods; patterning — 41 pages

**PATTERN / ALGEBRA**

**7. Colourful Patterns – $5**

**Who is scaring children away from math. Is it you?**

Hoodie loves math but overhears Mom say she hates it. When Wolf offers a math surprise Hoodie wonders: Will Mom approve?

**Content:** math phobia; odd & even numbers; patterning. 41 pages

**8. Making 10, Stage 1 – $5**

**Random choices & staircase patterns!**

Hoodie discovers patterns when making sums of 10. But something in Grandma’s house doesn’t add up!

**Content:** addition fact families; visual/concrete pattern representations — 33 pages

**9. Making 10, Stage 2 – $5**

**Random points line up?**

Hoodie discovers graphical patterns when making sums of 10. But something in Grandma’s house doesn’t add up!

Content: missing number sentences; plotting ordered pairs; patterns in graphs — 36 pages

**10. Math Trains – $5**

**Growing patterns that change & stay the same**

Piggy discovers growing patterns. When she plots them as bar graphs, some are steeper than others, and she wonders why.

**Content:** growing patterns; parts that change or stay the same; multiple representations — 41 pages

**11. Math Waves – $5**

**Circles make waves?**

Hickety, dickety, dock, the mouse ran up the clock … and helped Peter discover math waves on clocks … and on car tires.

**Content:** time; bar graphs; patterning — 43 pages

**12. Scary Patio Patterns – $5**

**Patterns that grow at different rates**

Wolf has a math problem involving patio stones of two different colours. Will Piggy be able to help?

**Content:** growing patterns; area & perimeter relationships — 36 pages

**MEASUREMENT / GEOMETRY**

**13. Big Party, Small Party – $5**

**Tables = area & chairs = perimeter?**

Bear helps plan a party that is not too small and not too big, and discovers a relationship between area and perimeter.

**Content:** area and perimeter as an array of tables with chairs all around; finding arrangements with fewest chairs (shortest perimeter) — 38 pages

**14. Wolf gets Hurt – $5**

**Building biggest pen. Environmental awareness.**

The Piggies set a trap for Wolf and use math to build his pen. They also realize that their sloppy living habits hurt Wolf’s habitat.

**Content:** area & perimeter; largest rectangular area with 12 metres of fence — 38 pages

**15. Do Parallel Lines Meet? – $5**

Piggy and Wolf are running on parallel paths, but are they destined to meet? Piggy discovers that parallel lines aren’t as straight forward as she expected.

**Content:** parallel lines; flat and curved surfaces — 28 pages

**16. Mirror, Mirror – $5**

**Which quilting pattern is the fairest of all?**

When the Queen’s mirror can’t decide whether her quilt pattern is the fairest of all, the Queen hosts a Quilting Festival.

**Content:** tessellations; geometric shapes around us; symmetry — 40 pages

**17. How Big is a Billion? – $5**

**What would you do with a billion dollars?**

Savannah and Tanner meet a homeless family. What could they do to help? What could you do to help?

**Content:** mathematics of poverty; social justice — 40 pages

**18. Why do Elephants have Big Ears? – $5**

**Math can explain why elephants have big ears!**

Wolf asks, “Why do elephants have big ears?” and Hoodie uses cubes to model elephants of various sizes to discover a neat relationship between surface area and volume.

**Content:** volume & surface area relationships; patterns in data — 44 pages

**DATA / PROBABILITY**

**19. Tortoise & Hare Hop to the Pond – $5**

**Will Hare lose a math race to Tortoise?**

Hare challenges Tortoise to a rematch and discovers that it’s good probability thinking — and not good luck or good hopping — that wins the race.

**Content:** probability with two number cubes — 39 pages

**20. How Left-handed are you? – $5**

**Can you measure left- and right-handedness?**

Bear tries to measure how left-handed she is. How will she do it?

**Content:** measurement; data collection and analysis; methods for measuring left- and right-handedness — 34 pages