Math and fiction? Yes, it’s possible…. You want to get away from textbooks for a week or two? Your child is struggling with multiplication? Maybe she will have fun reading fiction books that incorporate math concepts into the storyline.
For K – 3rd graders, try the Math Matters series. They are short stories that incorporate a different math challenge in each title and include additional activities.
For teens – Fiction+Math=<3
More titles for kids in 3rd-6th grades:
The Unknowns: a mystery by Benedict Carey
The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies
Picture Puzzle Mysteries: whodunits you can see by Rolf Heimann
Numbed! By David Lubar
The Toothpaste Millionaire by Jean Merrill
Bringing Down the Mouse by Ben Mezrich
Annika Riz, Math Whiz by Claudia Mills
Fractions = Trouble by Claudia Mills
7 x 9 = Trouble by Claudia Mills
Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School by Louis Sachar
Frankie Pickle and the Mathematical Menace by Eric Wight
The Curtain Went Up, My Pants Fell Down by Henry Winkler